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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

It is impossible to ignore the signs that another academic year is about to start. I hope that those of you returning to work after a summer off will be returning to your classrooms refreshed and with a renewed enthusiasm for English language teaching.

In case you haven’t heard, our annual TESL Ontario conference will be held October 16 to 18 this year. Keep checking the website for updates. There is still time to recognize a colleague’s contribution to our profession by nominating them for the Distinguished Contribution Award which will be presented at the conference.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to wish everyone a great start to the 2014-2015 academic year.

TESL Ontario Elections 2014

The Nominations Committee was able to identify four individuals who are running for election to the three Board positions that opened up this year. We have contracted with "Vote Now" to conduct our election. You will receive an E-mail from them on Monday, September 8th explaining the electronic election procedure. They will also mail a letter with a paper ballot to our members without an email address, as well as to those members whose E-mail notification bounces back because of an invalid address. The election will be open from Monday September 8, 2014 to Monday, September 22, 2014. The new slate of directors will be presented at the TESL Ontario Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:20 a.m.

Please see the Board candidates' biographies.

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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