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.
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:
Call for Proposals for the TESL Canada Conference in Niagara Falls from June 8 to 10, 2017, has been extended to February 3, 2017.
Research Project: Teaching Pragmatics to Newcomers to Canada
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.
New Immigrants to Canada, including the Syrian refugees, should beware of a growing telephone scam where callers claiming to be employees of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada try to extort money from new arrivals. You can read the full article posted in the Montreal Gazette posted here -- http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/fraud-experts-warn-of-new-phone-extortion-scam-aimed-at-immigrants