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.

Call for Research Participants

Research Project: Teacher perspectives on the affective dimensions of immigrant language classes: pedagogical and social implications

A researcher at Université Laval, Monica Waterhouse,  is exploring the role of affect in teaching in newcomer classes. For Phase 2 of this project, Monica is looking for instructors to share their perspectives and experiences about teaching existing lessons that use arts-based teaching materials (a graphic novel and a song).

TESL Ontario Competency-and-Credit Based Recognition of Prior Learning Project Announcement

TESL Ontario is pleased to announce that through a contract with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, TESL Ontario will develop a new process for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) for Internationally Trained Instructors of adult English as a Second Language to replace its existing PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment Recognition). The new RPL system will include a competency-based process as well as the current credit-based system.

ESL Academic 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.