Education & Professional Development

TESL Ontario 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

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

The TESL Ontario webinars are offered free of charge, exclusively for TESL Ontario members and are scheduled twice a month to provide members with additional professional development in all areas of language training. There are two webinar streams; General ESL Topics and Technology for Beginners.

The focus of the TESL Ontario webinar series include:

  • practical teaching strategies in all skill areas of language training
  • technology in the classroom
  • technology for beginners
  • new teaching methods such as blended learning
  • instructional strategies
  • curriculum and material development
  • research and theory
  • assessment

Click here to learn more about the TESL Ontario Webinar Series and for a list of upcoming webinar.

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


Online Job Postings

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.


Volunteer Job Board

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

Volunteer opportunities 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.

Networking opportunities

Meet and keep in touch with a wide range of English language training colleagues. Exchange information, ideas, and teaching techniques. Discuss current issues and concerns. Find out what's new on the ESL scene.