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.
TESL Toronto is now accepting proposals for their annual spring conference, TOSCON22: Expanding Language Education.
For more information or to submit your proposal for a presentation or workshop, click here:
TESL Ontario welcomes the arrival of February and the important observance of Black History Month.
This month serves as an opportunity to recognize the contributions, past and present, of members of the Black community across Canada and around the world in all facets of our society.
We commemorate and we celebrate the achievements of the Black community and we recommit to continue to work with partner organizations and individuals to do our part as allies to eradicate anti-Black racism and help create a culture of inclusion and advancement.
Reflecting on the past. Looking forward to the future.
TESL Ontario was established 50 years ago. In many ways, so much has changed over those 50 years, and yet TESL Ontario still remains true to what is at the heart of our core vision – supporting the English language teaching community and providing innovative professional development. We strive to provide the knowledge and tools required by TESL educators to inspire excellence in their language teaching practices, to help language learners thrive.
TESL Ontario invites our 4500 members to celebrate 50 years of advancement for the profession. Watch for special tributes throughout the year that highlight the organization’s history, achievements, and milestones.
ESL teachers, have you ever been told that you are speaking too much in class? What did you do about it? How did it make you feel?
Perhaps it would surprise you that ESL teacher talk should not be about the quantity of that talk. A new program, Quality Teacher Talk Training (QTTT) has been developed to focus on the real problem: A lack of discourse based training in most TESL training programs.
Today, September 30th, 2021, marks Orange Shirt Day, an Indigenous-led day of commemoration to remember the stolen children and survivors of the residential school system and to honour their families and communities. This year, this important day is recognized for the first time as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Research Project: English Language Teacher (ELT) Self-Directed Teacher Learning (SDTL) in Online Spaces: Case Studies of Teacher Explorers
I am a PhD Candidate at York University, who is looking for participants for my dissertation research project English Language Teacher (ELT) Self-Directed Teacher Learning (SDTL) in Online Spaces: Case Studies of Teacher Explorers. Briefly, I am looking for experienced English language teachers (5 years+) who engage in professional development activities online because of their own interest (i.e., not due to their employer’s requirement, or to fulfill re-certification requirements). I am hoping to learn more about your motivations, learning experiences, and reflections on teaching.
My name is Jessica Portelance and I am a master’s student working under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Falzone in the Department of Education at Niagara University. As part of my master’s degree, I am conducting a research study on current English Language Instructor's/Teacher's approaches to teaching students who come from Confucian heritage cultures in an online setting. If you have experience as an English language instructor/teacher/professor/professional with students in this demographic, I would like to invite you to participate in this study and offer your insights.