TESL Ontario

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.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Today, TESL Ontario joins with friends, partners and individuals across Turtle Island to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day.

This is a day for all of us to recognize and celebrate the heritage, diversity and valuable contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples throughout history.

We honour the resilience and strength of the Indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with this land for thousands of years and, at the same time, we reflect on the systemic racism and discrimination that have caused generations of trauma. We recognize that this trauma continues to this day and we recommit ourselves to education and action to stand as supportive allies.

Together with organizations and educators across the country, TESL Ontario will continue to work and strive to create a more equal, equitable and inclusive community for this and future generations.


Happy Pride Month!

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This week marks the beginning of Pride Month 2022, a time to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the 2SLGBTQ+ community here in Ontario and around the world.

While we are excited for a return to in-person celebrations this year, we also take time to reflect on the ongoing challenges still faced by so many members of this vibrant community, particularly those who are in the Trans and racialized communities.

Invitation to Participate in a Study

This is an invitation to participate in a study about ESOL instructors’ beliefs, assumptions, and practices in the synchronous online classroom. The study is intended for English instructors that have been teaching ESOL for adult novice learners in synchronous (fully online and/or blended/hybrid) mode before and/or during the COVID-19 pandemic, in Canada. I am seeking ESOL instructors who would like to share their experiences and expertise and engage in reflections to inform their practice, contribute to the ELT research and online pedagogy and benefit colleagues around the globe. Please visit the research page for more information and to participate.