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.
Research Project: English language teacher self-efficacy beliefs
TESL Ontario is thrilled to introduce the newly registered professional designation for all TESL Ontario accredited members in good standing called Ontario Certified English Language Teacher or OCELT.
The Summer issue of CONTACT TESL Ontario Magazine can be downloaded from our new website for CONTACT at http://contact.teslontario.org/ . The new website for CONTACT makes it possible for you to search all the articles in recent issues or download previous issues.
Paragon Testing Enterprises offer a free CELPIP teacher training at its Toronto office located at 801-180 Bloor St. W. on November 1st from 1pm - 5pm.
Register at https://www.celpip.ca/toronto-workshop/
Pearson Canada is organizing an academic workshop of which the focus is to link the outcomes of the Pearson Test of English Academic to the Canadian Language Benchmarks. We can now confirm that this will take place in the week commencing 11 th September 2017.
Research Project: Teacher perspectives on the affective dimensions of immigrant language classes: pedagogical and social implications.
We are seeking volunteers to participate in an online questionnaire as part of this study. Its objectives are to describe educational responses of second language teachers with respect to affective/emotional situations that occur in the classroom and to explore the potential of an arts-based affective pedagogy which focuses on the issue of integration among adult immigrants.
Census data tools
These online tools enable you to access data snapshots and generate portraits of your community:
Profiles present information for various population characteristics at different levels of geography.
The May issue of TESOL's member newsletter, TESOL Connections, was published and distributed. Among this month's feature stories was the summary article highlighting the 2017 Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession.
The article, "Shaping the Future of the TESOL Profession", can be accessed online. Please feel free to share this with your colleagues and others who are interested in learning more about what happened at the summit, and next steps.