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.

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.

Call For Research Participants

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.

TESOL Summit : Summit overview article in TESOL Connections

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.