Education & Professional Development


TESL Ontario Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Members enjoy reduced fees for the annual conference featuring two exciting days of ESL workshops, presentations, symposia, well-known speakers, networking with a range of language training professionals and a huge publishers' display of new ESL materials.

TESL Ontario local Affiliate Chapters

Affiliate Chapter Events

TESL Ontario local Affiliate Chapters offer numerous professional development (PD) events throughout the year. Most affiliate chapters also have non-member rates available, which means that if an affiliate chapter other than your own is hosting a PD event that interests you, you can still attend.

Free TESL Ontario Webinar Series

Webinar Events

TESL Ontario webinars are offered free of charge to TESL Ontario members. Our popular webinars are offered twice a month and provide members with additional PD in a wide range of areas of language training.

Find out about Upcoming TESL Ontario Webinars and our library of recorded webianrs.

**Please note that you must be a member of in order to access the webinars.
TESL Dialogue

A TESL Dialogue are offered free of charge to TESL Ontario members. These sessions are guided virtual discussions on a pre-determined topic that is facilitated by a subject-matter expert. There will be a maximum of 60 registrants, to support an engaging discussion among attendees.

Find out about upcoming TESL Dialogue Sessions.

Recogntiion Awards

Recognition Awards

TESL Ontario celebrates members of the TESL community for their outstanding contributions to this proud profession with two annual recognition awards.

The TESL Ontario Distinguished Contribution Award is designed to recognize and honour the significant long-term achievements and contributions made to the advancement of English language educators, the English language training sector and/or TESL Ontario.

The TESL Ontario Sparks of Excellence Award is designed to recognize and acknowledge the excellence and commitment of TESL Ontario members.


Online Job Postings

Job Board

TESL Ontario's job board is designed to help employers solve staffing needs and to assist candidates seeking new opportunities in the language training profession.

Career Connections Event

Career Connection Event

The Career Connection event is a half-day event held during the annual conference. The event includes an employment focussed forum discussion and a job fair featuring employers from various sectors and regions in Ontario.

The Job Fair component of the Career Connections event is open to all TESL Ontario members and TESL students free of charge.  The employment panel discussion is a part of the annual conference is included in the cost of a conference registration.

Volunteer Job Board

Volunteer Job Board

The Volunteer Job Board offers listings of available ESL related volunteer positions.

Volunteer opportunities, both in Canada and abroad, play an important role in the career development of new teachers, helping them gain valuable experience and build peer networks.

 In addition, volunteering is a great way for retirees, and other language training professionals to contribute to their communities in their spare time.

Write for Us

Write for Us

Writing for TESL Ontario publications is a great way to obtain PD hours, share your knowledge and expertise and get excellent exposure for your published work through our large network of members and social media followers.

TESL Ontario encourages submissions for both the Contact e-magazine and the TESL Ontario Blog

Present for Us

Present for us

TESL Ontario offers quality professional development opportunities for language teachers, researchers, teacher trainers, and training professionals in Ontario.  We invite presenters to share their experience, knowledge, innovative ideas, practices, and research by submitting a proposals to present at the Annual ConferenceAffiliate Chapter events or a webinar.

Volunteer for Us

Volunteer with us

Volunteering can be a great way to gain valuable experience in the field of language training, connect with peers and make new contacts, gain professional development credits for TESL Ontario accredited membership renewal or to simply give back to your community. 

Find out about the personal and professional benefits of volunteering your time and expertise with TESL Ontario and local TESL Affiliate Chapters.