English as a Second Language (ESL)

Consultants Grant Contract Description:

The ESL Regional Advisor

The division of federal programs and oversight is currently seeking to competitively award grant contracts to ESL Consultants for each of the three grand regions across Tennessee. The ESL Consultant role provides targeted support and mentoring to Title III and ESL directors across each individual region, ensuring that English Learners are adequately served in LEAs across the state. ESL Consultants play an integral role in supporting the Tennessee Department of Education’s (department’s) efforts to improve access to academics and resources for English learners statewide by providing crucial direct assistance to LEAs on a regional level, adding necessary support related to ESL instruction and program implementation across schools and LEAs.

The ESL Regional Advisor's Job Description and Application Rubric are found here

ELL Collaborative VIRTUAL Summer Academy - July 14th, 2020

Middle Tennessee State University / Center for Educational Media and Professional Development is partnering once again with TNTESOL and hosting the ELL Collaborative VIRTUAL Summer Academy on July 14.

The conference is free. However, registration is required. Click on the link below to answer a couple of questions. That is the registration. You will not receive a confirmation email. Once you fill it out, it will link to the session (if the session has started) or add the event notification to your calendar.

Morning Session: 9:30 Central

  • State Board Policy Emergency Changes
  • TNDOE: Jan Lanier, Nancy Williams, Joann Runion
  • Q&A (11:00 - 11:30)
    • Send questions in advance by July 12 to: jenny.marsh@mtsu.edu
    • Subject line : Question -Morning Session 2020 Virtual Summer Academy

Afternoon Session: 1:30 Central

  • Teacher, Student, Parent Connections: Supporting ESL Students and Parents during Virtual Learning
  • Dr. Graciela Arroyo-Stewart, Joseph Whinery, Rachel Counce, Luke Dickerson
  • Q&A (3:30 - 4:00)
    • Send questions in advance by July 12 to: jenny.marsh@mtsu.edu
    • Subject line : Question -Afternoon Session 2020 Virtual Summer Academy

NOTE: Because this is a virtual conference MTSU is unable to issue attendance certificates for PD Credit.

Click below to register and participate in the 2020 ELL Collaborative Summer Academy by Middle Tennessee State University.


Tennessee TESOL is a professional, non-profit association whose purposes are to promote scholarship, to disseminate information, to strengthen at all levels instruction and research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages or dialects, to advocate for and support local, state, and national initiatives that will assure access to educational programs for students learning English as an additional language, and to cooperate in appropriate ways with other groups having similar concerns.

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