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TESL Ontario

TESL Ontario, established in 1972, is a non-profit organization serving the needs of teachers of English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development. In its commitment to professional development and advocacy, TESL Ontario addresses the range of competencies, experiences, and issues which influence the success of immigrants, refugees, visa students, and others who are learning English.

Chair’s Message

Sheila Nicholas

The desires for professional development and for a professional community were the two reasons that brought TESL Ontario into existence more than 40 years ago. These desires remain the same today.

The 42nd TESL Ontario Conference will take place from October 16 to 18, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto. Registration for the conference is now open. Workshops, a technology fair, research symposia, an opportunity to hear directly from funders and, my personal favourite, a chance to network with colleagues from across Ontario and Canada are all part of our conference again this year.

I look forward to seeing you there

Sheila Nicholas
TESL Ontario Board of Directors

LINC Conference Assistance Program

Dear TESL Ontario Members,

As you may know, Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided not to fund conference assistance for LINC and ELT teachers to attend the 2014 TESL Ontario conference.

Here is the exchange of correspondence between TESL Ontario and Citizenship and Immigration Canada regarding this decision.

Email from CIC to TESL Ontario on August 11, 2014
Letter from TESL Ontario to CIC on August 13, 2014
Letter from CIC to TESL Ontario on September 11, 2014
Letter from TESL Ontario to CIC on September 24, 2014

Contact Spring Issue

The summer issue of CONTACT TESL Ontario Magazine is published.

Click here to read it.

Special Research Symposium Issue

The special Research Symposium issue of CONTACT is now published on our website.

Click here to read it.

Fran Marshall's Books

The following books are available free of charge to anyone to download and reproduce:

ESL Stories - Yours and Mine:

What you need to know about volunteering

Volunteer Information Brochure

Find out about the personal and professional benefits of volunteering your time and expertise with TESL Ontario and the local TESL Affiliate Chapters.

Click here to view our Volunteer Information Brochure.

Research Reports

TESL Ontario members are key participants in research. The Research Committee reviews all research proposals requesting the participation of association members. Read about the studies and the findings you helped build.

Canadian Association of Language Assessment

The Working Group for Membership would like to invite you to become a member of the Canadian Association of Language Assessment/L’association canadienne pour l’évaluation des langues (CALA/ACEL).

CALA/ACEL is a professional and academic association dealing with language assessment issues (of any language) within the Canadian context. The association is affiliated with the International Language Testing Association (ILTA).


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