Upcoming Webinars

April 23

How to Create an Online Shop for Your Digital ESL Courses

May 7

NEW DATE! Critical Thinking in a Business English Environment

May 17

Discussing Healthy Living Topics with ESL Learners

May 24

Language Learning - Seven Steps to Critical and Creative Thinking

June 25

Perfecting Your Pitch! Captivate Your Next Potential Employer in Thirty Seconds (Part 1 of 3-part employment series)

Top of Page

How to Create an Online Shop for Your Digital ESL Courses

When: April 23, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmOnline Store
Presenter: Ronen Geisler, OCELT

Webinar Description:
Do you create lesson plans that others admire? Are you interested in creating an income source by selling your lesson plans online? Are you wondering how to get started? If so, this webinar is for you.

In this webinar, you will learn how ESL professionals can create an online store. It can be an excellent opportunity to increase your revenue pathways from teaching.

This webinar is suitable for those who are at a beginner level of proficiency with technology.

The presenter will step you through how to setup, launch, and operate a fully functional e-commerce store. You will learn how to:

  • create the online store environment
  • upload your lessons for purchase
  • display and distribute your lessons
  • create a shopping cart and checkout for learners
  • connect your store to Facebook, Pinterest, and other sales channels
  • market your store to other ESL professionals

Presenter's bio: 
Ronen Geisler, OCELT, OCT has been teaching English for over 10 years, in Canada and China. He is the host of Learn English Funcast, an iTunes podcast. This podcast teaches English through laughter, using jokes he reads and explains to listeners. In 2016, he developed an online course for Canadian newcomers. He enjoys using the latest technology and tools for his teachings.

Twitter: @happyronen

Website: www.englishfuncast.com


* Tutela account required before registeringg

Top of Page

Critical Thinking in a Business English Environment

Hot Potatoes

When: May 7, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This webinar has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 7 at 7 pm. We apologize for this change but circumstances made it unavoidable.

Presenter: Atif Malik, OCELT

Webinar Description:
Are you preparing students for the business world in an ESL academic environment? Are you looking for ways to vary delivery of content? If so, join us for this webinar.

Business English students are technology savvy and have access to various applications that can help them with vocabulary and grammar. As teachers, we must go beyond that and create lessons that foster the use of critical thinking.

In this webinar, participants will discuss some practical activities that integrate critical thinking skills into a task-based Business English curriculum.

This webinar will explore the following:

  • what is critical thinking?
  • the different levels of critical thinking and how to engage students at all levels
  • task-based language teaching
  • practical examples of activities/lessons that can be implemented in a business context; for example, fallacies and persuasive appeals

Presenter's bio: 
Atif Malik
has been teaching for over 10 years in both Canada and the Middle East. He is a TESL Ontario certified and accredited member with a CELTA and TESL diploma. He is currently finishing his Masters in TESL and teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) program.


* Tutela account required before registering

Top of Page

Discussing Healthy Living Topics with ESL Learners


When: May 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jodie Brant, Shannon Carney

Webinar Description:
Earlier this year, two public health nurses from Toronto Public Health presented a webinar on promoting health information. They listened to the feedback of webinar participants and are now ready to address some of the health issues that many of your learners or their families may be facing.

Their previous webinar (February 22, 2017) addressed the role of Toronto Public Health and public health units in the community. In this webinar, they will highlight key health messages and resources available to promote healthy living.

They will review the following topics:

  • healthy eating
  • diabetes prevention
  • mental health promotion
  • physical activity promotion
  • smoking cessation
  • cancer prevention and screening
  • pedestrian safety

Our presenters will provide a link to free ESL health resources that have been used effectively to promote health and safety with adult English language learners.

Presenter bios: 
Jodie Brant
is a public health nurse for Toronto Public Health. She has a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and has worked for Toronto Public Health's Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program for 11 years. Prior to this, Jodie worked on a general medicine floor at Mount Sinai hospital and as a home visiting nurse in Etobicoke.

Shannon Carney is a health promotion specialist for the City of Toronto. She has a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Arts. She has worked for Toronto Public Health for more than 8 years in chronic disease prevention. Prior to this, Shannon worked for more than three years at Duke University Medical Centre as a staff and charge nurse in general medicine.

Follow Toronto Public Health on social media:
Toronto Public Health website:
Twitter: @TOPublicHealth
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torontopublichealth


* Tutela account required before registering

Top of Page

Language Learning - Seven Steps to Critical and Creative Thinking


When: May 24, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Ken Beatty

Webinar Description:
What’s your view of language? One perspective is that language is a problem-solving tool. Our first language impulses are about getting what we want. Much language education extends this simple function but, increasingly, language education involves thinking critically about the world and engaging with it in creative ways.

Our personal steps in learning are often built on insights, intuitive leaps of understanding that change how we see the world.

This webinar will explore the following:

  • definitions of critical and creative thinking
  • the relationship between everyday insights and learning
  • new digital resources and paradigms for teaching and learning
  • using learner motivation to create a teaching and learning ecosystem

Presenter's bio: 
Dr. Ken Beatty,
Anaheim University TESOL professor, has worked in schools and universities in Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America, lecturing on language teaching and computer-assisted language learning from the primary through university levels. Author of 130+ textbooks, he has given conference and teacher-training presentations in 31 countries. His most recent book is Learning English for Academic Purposes for Pearson Canada.

Website: kenbeatty.ca

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ken-beatty-88657035 



* Tutela account required before registering

Top of Page

Perfecting Your Pitch! Captivate Your Next Potential Employer in Thirty Seconds

Part 1 of a 3-part employment serieselevator pitch

When: June 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Katina Deichsel, OCELT

Webinar Description:
We all know that first impressions count; after all, we never get a second chance to make a first impression but ...

How many of you have gone to a networking event or job interview and, after being asked the infamous “so tell me about yourself” question, your mind went blank and you could barely remember your name? How many times have you gone to a workshop or conference and quickly took a seat without taking advantage of that precious time before the presentation to pitch yourself to whomever would listen? Why? The answer is simple.

Selling ourselves to others is often an uncomfortable and daunting task; however, it is a necessary evil of finding your perfect job. The trick to crafting the perfect pitch revolves around learning how to make yourself memorable to your audience.

In this webinar, you will learn the fine art of selling your best product, YOU, in three simple steps:

  • The Words: incorporating the elevator pitch formula + those feel-good words that intrigue and inspire our audience.
  • The Delivery: playing with your vocal toolbox to create dramatic effect when telling your story + saying your story with confidence.
  • The Entrance: meeting and greeting with a confident handshake, natural eye contact, and a friendly smile.

Presenter's bio: 
Katina Deichsel
has had the great pleasure of contributing to the language and culture training field for the past 14 years, working in a variety of public and private institutions in Canada and abroad as a facilitator and curriculum developer of several employment focused language programs. With a BA, MA, and TESL diploma, Katina decided the next step in her career was to join TESL Toronto as part of their executive, and she has been actively involved in co-chairing the April 2017 employment event, as well as TOSCON 2017.

One of her proudest achievements to date is supporting over 260 internationally trained professionals in their transition into the Canadian workplace through the Language for Workplace Connections program held at ACCES Employment. Through this experience, Katina has developed a keen awareness of the issues faced by newcomers who are in the process of attempting to obtain meaningful, sustainable employment in their fields of expertise.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katinadeichsel/



* Tutela account required before registering