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.
Pearson Canada is happy to invite you to its free Professional Development event on January 30 which will be held at the Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale. The focus of this event will be the Global Scale of English and how it can be used to develop your curriculum, and will be followed by workshops. This event will also include opportunities for teachers to share and network with colleagues from other institutions.
The Fall issue of CONTACT TESL Ontario Magazine can be downloaded from our new website for CONTACT at http://contact.teslontario.org/issues/ . The new website for CONTACT makes it possible for you to search all the articles in recent issues or download previous issues.
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 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.
Statistics Canada is pleased to release its final major instalment of data on education, labour, journey to work, language of work, mobility and migration.