We are a group of five ESL Literacy instructors that are conducting a provincially-funded research project on adult ESL Literacy. We are all passionate about Literacy and realize the need for work done in this field to help existing and future instructors meet the needs of their unique learners.
Research Project: Teacher perspectives on the affective dimensions of immigrant language classes: pedagogical and social implications
A researcher at Université Laval, Monica Waterhouse, is exploring the role of affect in teaching in newcomer classes. For Phase 2 of this project, Monica is looking for instructors to share their perspectives and experiences about teaching existing lessons that use arts-based teaching materials (a graphic novel and a song).
TESL Ontario is pleased to announce that through a contract with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, TESL Ontario will develop a new process for the recognition of prior learning (RPL) for Internationally Trained Instructors of adult English as a Second Language to replace its existing PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment Recognition). The new RPL system will include a competency-based process as well as the current credit-based system.
Statistics Canada is pleased to release its final major instalment of data on education, labour, journey to work, language of work, mobility and migration.
Research Project: Examining Language Teaching Technology Use in Post-Secondary English for Academic Purpose (EAP) Programs
Research Project: English language teacher self-efficacy beliefs
The May issue of TESOL's member newsletter, TESOL Connections, was published and distributed. Among this month's feature stories was the summary article highlighting the 2017 Summit on the Future of the TESOL Profession.
The article, "Shaping the Future of the TESOL Profession", can be accessed online. Please feel free to share this with your colleagues and others who are interested in learning more about what happened at the summit, and next steps.