TESL Ontario 2019 Conference Sponsors


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British Council logo

IELTS is the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test. In 2018 alone over 3.5 million IELTS tests were taken worldwide. This strong success is due to IELTS being recognized by over 10,000 organizations globally, including over 350 in Canada. The types of organizations that recognize IELTS consist of post-secondary institutions, employers, and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

Succeeding on the IELTS test is an essential component for newcomers, who aim to pursue studies, work in, immigrate and integrate into Canadian society. British Council – IELTS provides an extensive variety of free and low-cost resources to help these newcomers to score better on the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS test. These resources are also useful tools for teachers interested in offering something extra to students looking to better prepare for IELTS.

For more on what British Council - IELTS can offer you, your students and organization, please visit our booth in the Foyer.

For more information on British Council – IELTS, visit: https://ielts.ca


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ESL Coin Logo

Blockchain technology has taken the world by storm, revolutionizing industries from real estate to health care. ESL Coin is the first to apply this groundbreaking innovation to teaching English as a second language, with a variety of benefits for both teachers and students. This includes:

  • Faster and cheaper payments to and from anywhere inthe world
  • Automatic fraud and abuse prevention using smart contracts and blockchain-based identification
  • Access to a free global database of potential students, clients, employees and partners, which you can also advertise to at little cost

Like many blockchain start-ups, we are launching an ICO to fund our first integrated app. Unlike others, however, we will use a substantial fraction to give back to the ESL community in the form of grants and giveaways. Go to eslcoin.org to learn how ESL Coin can help you, too!


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National Geographic Logo

At National Geographic Learning our goal is to help learners and teachers of English to achieve personal success and be better citizens of the 21st century. We want English language teachers and their students to experience the excitement and joy of learning, and to bring their classrooms to life. Our mission is to inspire students to learn and acquire the skills they need to be successful in their careers or educational experiences.

For more information, visit us at https://ngl.cengage.com


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New Language Solutions logo

New Language Solutions (NLS) is a charitable corporation that has been developing and distributing technology-based training products for newcomers and low-literacy Canadians since 1983. The mission of NLS is to support adults through innovative learning technologies to develop language and literacy skills for life in Canada. Today the organization is best known as the developer and host of Edulinc.ca, an online educational courseware designed for adult newcomers in the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program.
New Language Solutions also provides teacher training and support through LearnIT2teach.ca, a website targeted towards Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) professionals. Through these online resources teachers are enabled and supported to combine online learning with face-to-face teaching. Edulinc and LearnIT2teach have been funded through the generous support of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. NLS is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of settlement language training professionals.

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Paragon Testing  Logo

Paragon Testing Enterprises is a private subsidiary of The University of British Columbia (UBC) that was incorporated in 2009 to commercialize the University’s English language proficiency tests. Paragon develops, delivers, and licenses in partnership with other organizations English proficiency tests, including: the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) Test, the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment, and the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) Test. It also develops, delivers, and licenses in partnership with other organizations online and print self-study materials, test preparation programs, and test delivery and registration software. Paragon’s mission is to make its English language proficiency tests the tests of choice for those wishing to immigrate to Canada, become Canadian citizens, or study in Canada at all levels. To achieve this mission, Paragon conducts ongoing test research in collaboration with internationally recognized scholars at Canada’s leading universities. This test research program ensures the highest quality tests, and enables Paragon to compete with large international testing agencies.


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The Retired Teachers of Ontario logo

Since 1968, The Retired Teachers of Ontario / Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) has provided excellent programs and services for teachers, school and board administrators, educational support staff and college and university faculty in retirement. For close to 50 years, RTO/ERO continues to provide service to members who range in age from 46 to over 109.
Providing a strong and active voice for a voluntary membership of over 79,000, RTO/ERO is a full-service organization offering:

  • Excellent health care coverage that is comprehensive, competitive and affordable, operating the largest Canadian retired educator health plan covering over 89,000 members and their dependents.
  • Pension support
  • Bilingual services
  • Advocacy on social, political and economic issues
  • Group travel programs
  • Community involvement
  • Communication from both Provincial and District levels, including RTO/ERO’s award-winning new quarterly magazine, Renaissance

RTO/ERO welcomes members from the broader education community – including early years professionals, teachers, support staff and those working in school boards and the post-secondary sector.

For more information on the Retired Teachers of Ontario, visit: https://www.rto-ero.org/

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University of Saskatchewan logo

The University of Saskatchewan CERTESL program is an award-winning university degree-credit program that prepares you to teach the English language professionally. CERTESL meets the needs of current and prospective instructors of English-language learners, including newcomers to Canada, international students, overseas students, Indigenous Canadians, and pre-K to 12 learners.
CERTESL is accepted by all three of the TESL accrediting bodies in Canada: TESL Canada, TESL Ontario, and TESL Saskatchewan.
The CERTESL program offers three intakes per year. It provides more than double the academic hours of the most widely-known programs for overseas teaching. Our instructors are highly qualified. Their knowledge comes from both solid training and years of classroom experience.
Visit certesl.usask.ca for more information.

Sponsorship Prospectus

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities prospectus now.

TESL Ontario’s 47th Annual Conference will be held at the Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre on December 5 - 6, 2019. The Conference is widely anticipated as the place to learn about the latest research in the field, attend informative workshops and network. Your product or service will be centre stage to ESL professionals from across Canada, all of whom are interested in discovering and purchasing new materials to increase their effectiveness. Last year’s conference attracted over 900 attendees.

This conference provides the ability to interact with and promote your company’s brand directly to ESL educators in a variety of capacities. The role of the educator is not only to instruct students in gaining language skills, but also to act as a trusted advisor and mentor. Educators are relied upon to provide direction and guidance with many day-to-day needs, while students navigate through a tremendous life transition. Having the opportunity to educate this key group of influencers and make them champions of your products, programs and services can result in a large impact on the growth of your business in this sector.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available at the TESL Ontario 2019 Conference. Each opportunity guarantees profile, recognition, and access to conference attendees and the entire TESL Ontario membership. Select a level that is comfortable for your organization; commit to a larger package by cost-sharing the opportunity with other companies.

We are excited to speak with you about customizing a package to meet your needs!

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