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.
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.
TESL Ontario is calling for interested members to join a Registry of Experts in Research to contribute to a range of research related tasks and activities to support the mandate and strategic direction of the organization. In this context, research expertise involves the ability to systematically investigate specific questions or explore ideas that will inform the work of the organization and its members. Specific activities and tasks that draw on research expertise may involve the following:
TESL Ontario is pleased to announce that through a contract with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, TESL Ontario will develop a Directory of Best Practices for the delivery of funded Adult Non-Credit English and French as a Second Language training in Ontario.
Each year the nominations committee carefully vet all board candidates through a robust nominating procedure. Each potential candidate will have two supporting members and the Nominations Committee review all supporting documents through a carefully developed Nominations Candidate Evaluation Matrix.
The nominations committee is a committee of the board and oversees the nominations process. Last year’s election process saw an increase in board applications from the membership. We are encouraged by this and support increased participation.