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.

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.


Mohawk College is partnering with McMaster University to host the 2017 Canadian Bureau for International Education Ontario Regional Meeting/Ontario Association of International Education Conference in Hamilton at both campuses on June 19 and 20th, 2017.   The conference theme is Education City: Welcoming Communities and Lifelong Learning.  The Planning Committee is distributing this call for session presentations to individuals and Ontario institutions involved in international education.