Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

June 23

Crafting Captivating Cover Letters: Standing Out is Easy!

June 27

Teaching Pragmatics

June 30

“An effective online educator is …” – An Introduction to Online Language Teaching

July 22

How to Jumpstart a Successful ESL Teaching Career

July 25

Teaching Reading and Vocabulary to ELLs - Exploring Quizlet and CommonLit

July 28

Career Bootcamp: Writing Rousing Resumes

Aug 15

Language and Gender Representation in Language Classrooms

Aug 22

Teaching Productive Skills to ELLs – Exploring Bubbl.us, Flipgrid and Google Docs

Aug 25

Career Bootcamp: Learn the ABCs of Successful Interviewing

Sept 22

Newcomers in Nature

Sept 30

Bringing Mindfulness to the ESL classroom

Oct 20

A Low (to No) - Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis

Oct 27

Who Owns English? Ending Native-Speakerism


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Crafting Captivating Cover Letters: Standing Out is Easy!

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmCrafting Captivating Cover Letters: Standing Out is Easy!
Presenter: Katina Deichsel, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Do you struggle with knowing what to include in your cover letter? Are you curious about the best strategies to help your cover letter stand out among the masses? Are you still confused about how best to tailor your cover letter to the job posting?

In this webinar, we will focus exclusively on how to craft a captivating cover letter that catches the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. We will focus on three key areas, including: three main sections of all cover letters, capitalizing on compliments to hook the audience, and tailoring your cover letter to demonstrate you as the best fit for the position.

At the end of the webinar, you will have mastered:

  • the three key sections of every cover letter, including the exact sentences to include in each section,
  • how to effectively compliment the company and demonstrate your passion for the field and position to make you the most memorable candidate, and
  • how to tailor your cover letter to the job posting to demonstrate that YOU are the BEST candidate for the position

Webinar Type: Career Development.

Categories: Employment / Self Employment

Participant Level: All levels - No previous knowledge required.

About the Presenter:

Although Katina has worked in the exciting world of ESL/EAP/OSLT since 2000, she had the great privilege of returning to complete her M.Ed in Online Teaching and Learning Strategies at Ontario Tech University. Having completed her M.Ed in December 2020, Katina returned to George Brown College in January 2021, teaching in the EAP department as an English Professor for Level 8/Bridging to Post Secondary. In addition, Katina continues to serve as a Cultural Communication Specialist in several Employment & Settlement Agencies, where she has designed and delivered workshops for 10 sector-specific programs geared at helping Internationally Trained Professionals to apply, interview, secure and build their professional careers in Canada.

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/katinadeichsel/

Website:https://sites.google.com/view/katinadeichselconsulting/about-me

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Cambridge University Press

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This webinar is sponsored by Cambridge University Press

 



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Teaching Pragmatics

When: Sunday, June 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmTeaching Pragmatics
Presenter: Mehdi Khodaparast

Webinar Description:

Do you need a refresher on teaching pragmatics? Are you interested in innovative ways to help your learners better understand this concept? Would you like examples of specific activities to use in the classroom?

Pragmatics is the study of choices that you make when using a language, the reasons for those choices and the effects those choices convey. Nowadays, learners need to be competent in communication. Teaching pragmatic features gives learners the ability to avoid communication failures and confidently use the language competently.

After attending this webinar, attendees will:

  • understand why it is important to teach learners pragmatics,
  • identify how pragmatics and communicative competence play a key role in building confidence in learners,
  • learn strategies to effectively teach pragmatic features, and
  • receive ideas for relevant classroom activities to practice pragmatics with learners.

Webinar Type: General.

Categories: Grammar.

Participant Level: Moderate.

About the Presenter:

Mehdi Khodaparast is a Faculty member of Kerman Institute of Higher Education. He is the CEO of Keyhan Language School and is an International Teacher Trainer certified by British Council. He has been in the ELT field for over 15 years and runs voluntary webinars on teaching pragmatics and IELTs.

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Cambridge University Press

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This webinar is sponsored by Cambridge University Press

 



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“An effective online educator is …” – An Introduction to Online Language Teaching

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm“An effective online educator is …” – An Introduction to Online Language Teaching
Presenter: Livia Pataki, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Are you new to teaching ESL online? Do you want to learn about theoretical ways to improve your online language teaching?

This theory-based webinar will introduce you to the basic ideas behind teaching and learning English online. The other webinars in this series will focus on different language teaching skills including productive/receptive skills and EdTech tools.

This webinar will support colleagues working in any ESL environment with their online delivery by offering insights on elements of online pedagogy & practical tips based on the theory.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • identify essential elements in an online class/online course page to attract learners,
  • explore online pedagogy discussing how to establish social, cognitive & teacher presence, and
  • propose effective methods to engage learners more effectively in online learning environments.

Webinar Type: Technology, Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Technology, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Blended Learning / Teaching, Online Learning/Teaching.

Participant Level:  All levels.

About the Presenter:

Livia F. Pataki is a seasoned ESL& EAP instructor with 21 years of experience in the field. She's worked as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, teacher trainer in the UK & in Canada. Currently she's working as a full-time ESOL lecturer in London, UK. Formerly worked as a PD consultant at YWCA, an EAP Instructor at York University, a Professor at Centennial College at CPTOL. She is a certified Online Learning Course developer by TESOL International Association since 2018, an active online curriculum developer and course designer.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liviapataki

This webinar is cancelled.

Cambridge University Press

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This webinar is sponsored by Cambridge University Press

 



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How to Jumpstart a Successful ESL Teaching Career

When: Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmHow to Jumpstart a Successful ESL Teaching Career
Presenter: Heather Donnelly

Webinar Description:

Are you a novice ESL teacher wondering how to break into the ESL teaching industry in Canada? Are you curious about how to build a career and professional identity that is authentic to you?

This webinar will address how to evaluate and then approach potential employers. It will also address specific actions than can be taken to assist new ESL instructors in forming strong and authentic professional identities.

By the end of the webinar, you will be equipped with knowledge on:

  • evaluating and approaching potential employers,
  • recognizing the factors that hinder and help the process of professional identity development, and
  • learning about actions than can be taken by new ESL instructors to form strong and authentic professional identities.

Webinar Type: Career Development.

Categories: Employment/Self Employment; Identity.

Participant Level: All levels - No previous knowledge required.

About the Presenter:

Heather Donnelly (BA, BA, BEd, MEd) has been a faculty member at Fanshawe College since 2015. She has also taught EAP/ESL courses for Algonquin College, Lambton College, University of Winnipeg, University of Guelph, University of Windsor, and Lakehead University. Her 2015 Master of Education thesis, "Becoming an ESL Teacher: An Autoethnography" has been cited in several articles on teacher identity and is read by MEd. students registered in the course

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Teaching Reading and Vocabulary to ELLs - Exploring Quizlet and CommonLit

When: Sunday, July 25, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmeaching Reading and Vocabulary to ELLs - Exploring Quizlet and CommonLit
Presenter: Livia Pataki, OCELT & Doina Nugent

Webinar Description:

Are you looking for fun ways to help your students with reading or vocabulary? Are you interested in learning about apps your students can use to improve their skills with or without support?

This webinar is the second installment in the online teaching series. It will focus on the use of two apps: Quizlet for teaching vocabulary and CommonLit for teaching reading.

Comprehension is the goal of reading, but it can be the most difficult to master, especially for English language learners in online learning environments. This webinar will explore practical strategies to enhance teaching vocabulary and reading skills.

The presenter will:

  • introduce Quizlet and CommonLit,
  • explain what each app does and how it can be used, and
  • demonstrate the types of activities students can do using the apps.

Participants will receive a list of free EdTech resources to use for their teaching.

Webinar Type: Technology.

Categories: Technology, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Blended Learning / Teaching, Online Learning/Teaching.

Participant Level: Beginner.

About the Presenters:

Livia F. Pataki is a seasoned ESL& EAP instructor with 21 years of experience in the field. She's worked as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, teacher trainer in the UK & in Canada. Currently she's working as a full-time ESOL lecturer in London, UK. Formerly worked as a PD consultant at YWCA, an EAP Instructor at York University, a Professor at Centennial College at CPTOL. She is a certified Online Learning Course developer by TESOL International Association since 2018, an active online curriculum developer and course designer.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liviapataki

Doina Nugent, MA, HDipEd (PSD), NCCP, TESL(C), is a dynamic, reliable, and results-focused Educator & Instructional Coach, with over 25 years experience designing and leading EAP/ESP programs. Ms. Nugent has a broad international and multicultural background gained through extensive experience with students of over 80 nationalities and working in 30+ countries.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doinanugent

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Career Bootcamp: Writing Rousing Resumes

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmCareer Bootcamp: Writing Rousing Resumes
Presenter: Katina Deichsel, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Is a resume really that important when applying for jobs? What exactly should you include in your resume? What can you do to help your resume stand out from the 10, 100, 1000 other applicants?

Resumes are a necessary evil that most of us could certainly do without. In the past, I applied for jobs with the same, stock resume, only to receive rejection after rejection. However, by speaking with top recruiters and hiring managers in the ESL, EAP and OSLT fields, I have developed a tested process that consistently gets my resume noticed, and I would LOVE to share my secrets with you!

At the end of today's resume writing webinar, you will be able to:

  • critically read job postings to identify essential hard and soft skills,
  • integrate powerful accomplishment statements that rely on quantifying your past performance outcomes,
  • utilize pre-made templates to design documents that intrigue and engage, and
  • tailor your resume to showcase you as the best fit for the position, and for the company.

Webinar Type: Career Development.

Categories: Employment/Self Employment; Networking.

Participant Level: All levels.

About the Presenter:

Although Katina has worked in the exciting world of ESL / EAP / OSLT since 2000, she had the great privilege of returning to complete her M.Ed in Online Teaching and Learning Strategies at Ontario Tech University. Having completed her M.Ed in December 2020, Katina returned to George Brown College in January 2021, teaching in the EAP department as an English Professor for Level 8 / Bridging to Post Secondary. In addition, Katina continues to serve as a Cultural Communication Specialist in several Employment & Settlement Agencies, including ACCES Employment and COSTI, where she has designed and delivered workshops for 10 sector-specific programs geared at helping Internationally Trained Professionals to apply, interview, secure and build their professional careers in Canada.

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/katinadeichsel/

Website:https://sites.google.com/view/katinadeichselconsulting/about-me

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Language and Gender Representation in Language Classrooms

When: Sunday, August 15, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmLanguage and Gender Representation in Language Classrooms
Presenters: Julie Dawson and Stephanie Kinzie, OCELT

Webinar Description:

How gender-inclusive are our teaching materials? Do our words and actions in the classroom reinforce traditional gender roles and definitions? Are we unconsciously excluding or silencing diverse voices in our classrooms?

The Language and Gender Representation in Language Classrooms webinar explores social constructs, cultural norms, and gendered language used in the classroom. We highlight pedagogical approaches and differing cultural perspectives, with a focus on the need for teacher preparedness, training, and alternative perspectives necessary to create inclusive and welcoming spaces for students and teachers.

Participants will:

  • problematize notions of language, gender identity, teacher identity, and student identity,
  • identify examples of gendered language and gender stereotypes in English language teaching materials, and
  • create alternatives to non-inclusive language and classroom spaces.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Lesson Planning / Ideas, Health / Mental Health, Social Justice.

Participant Level: All levels.

About the Presenters:

Julie Dawson is a Communications Professor at Conestoga College with an avid interest in creating classroom community by employing inclusive pedagogical approaches. A recent graduate from York University's M.A. program in Applied Linguistics, Julie continues to pursue academic research interests that focus on pedagogical interventions designed to support diverse student learning outcomes. With a comprehensive background in special education, Julie welcomes new and growing experiences as she embraces language teaching in an international and global context.

Stephanie Kinzie is a recent graduate of York University's M.A. in Applied Linguistics program. Her interest in gender representation in the language classroom is part of a broader interest in analyzing relations of power that (un)consciously influence personal choices and societal norms. She has extensive experience teaching English in Canada and abroad and is currently a professor at Conestoga College.

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Teaching Productive Skills to ELLs – Exploring Bubbl.us, Flipgrid and Google Docs

When: Sunday, August 22, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmTeaching Productive Skills to ELLs – Exploring Bubbl.us, Flipgrid and Google Docs
Presenter: Livia Pataki, OCELT & Doina Nugent

Webinar Description:

Do you want to enliven your classes with apps such as Flipgrid and bubbl.us? Are you looking for collaborative activities that work well in an online environment?

This webinar is the third installment in the online teaching series. Join us as we explore various EdTech platforms and strategies that can be used to enhance speaking and writing skills.

Participants will:

  • participate in active demonstrations and explore platforms from a learner’s point of view,
  • briefly discover how to use bubbl.us, a mind mapping platform as a pre-writing/speaking activity,
  • explore Flipgrid for enhancing speaking skills and collaborative brainstorming, and
  • learn how to use Google Docs for collaborative writing.

Participants will receive a list of free EdTech platforms to integrate ideas in their teaching.

Note: participants will be encouraged to participate in the practical activities though it is not mandatory. To participate, attendees will need to have a gmail account. Access to another device will be helpful, though not mandatory.

Webinar Type: Technology.

Categories: Technology, Lesson Planning/Ideas, Blended Learning / Teaching, Online Learning/Teaching.

Participant Level: Beginner.

About the Presenters:

Livia F. Pataki is a seasoned ESL& EAP instructor with 21 years of experience in the field. She's worked as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, teacher trainer in the UK & in Canada. Currently she's working as a full-time ESOL lecturer in London, UK. Formerly worked as a PD consultant at YWCA, an EAP Instructor at York University, a Professor at Centennial College at CPTOL. She is a certified Online Learning Course developer by TESOL International Association since 2018, an active online curriculum developer and course designer.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liviapataki

Doina Nugent, MA, HDipEd (PSD), NCCP, TESL(C), is a dynamic, reliable, and results-focused Educator & Instructional Coach, with over 25 years experience designing and leading EAP/ESP programs. Ms. Nugent has a broad international and multicultural background gained through extensive experience with students of over 80 nationalities and working in 30+ countries.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doinanugent

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Career Bootcamp: Learn the ABCs of Successful Interviewing

When: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmCareer Bootcamp: Learn the ABCs of Success Interviewing
Presenter: Katina Deichsel, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Are you currently applying for jobs but dreading the possibility of interviewing in the near future? Do you struggle with preparing the most effective and appropriate interview answers to common questions? Are you eager to develop your interviewing muscle to improve your chances of getting that right job, right now?

Whether you're interviewing face-to-face or virtually, this crucial step stands between you and your next career move. Many of us struggle with knowing what to do before, during and after the interview, which can result in losing out on an important professional opportunity. Don't lose out on securing the job YOU DESERVE!

In today's interview bootcamp, you will learn the four key tips & tricks for mastering your next interview, including:

  • employing the SPARK interview technique to craft impressive interview answers,
  • playing with your vocal toolbox to engage your interviewer,
  • utilizing social media to align yourself with the company's vision and objectives, and
  • integrating strategic small talk that impresses the interviewer, making you the most memorable candidate.

Webinar Type: Career Development.

Categories: Employment/Self Employment; Networking.

Participant Level: All levels.

About the Presenter:

Although Katina has worked in the exciting world of ESL / EAP / OSLT since 2000, she had the great privilege of returning to complete her M.Ed in Online Teaching and Learning Strategies at Ontario Tech University. Having completed her M.Ed in December 2020, Katina returned to George Brown College in January 2021, teaching in the EAP department as an English Professor for Level 8 / Bridging to Post Secondary. In addition, Katina continues to serve as a Cultural Communication Specialist in several Employment & Settlement Agencies, including ACCES Employment and COSTI, where she has designed and delivered workshops for 10 sector-specific programs geared at helping Internationally Trained Professionals to apply, interview, secure and build their professional careers in Canada.

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/katinadeichsel/

Website:https://sites.google.com/view/katinadeichselconsulting/about-me

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Newcomers in Nature

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmNewcomers in Nature
Presenter: Kaitlyn Quigley

Webinar Description:

How can outdoor education enhance English as a Second Language learning? How can inquiry-based learning within nature promote English language development? How does nature connection enhance community within a new homeland?

This webinar will teach ESL instructors how to incorporate nature-based programming into their language lessons. The goal is to inspire teachers to consider how learning about Canadian nature can enhance the newcomer and refugee experience and build connections with their new homeland. The presentation will discuss how to use an inquiry-based approach.

This webinar will explore:

  • the history of the European Forest school model and how it promotes wonder, honor, and connection to the land,
  • how the concepts of: access, place, relationship and connection can be integrated into ESL classrooms in order to allow for equitable and inclusive learning opportunities in the outdoors,
  • the ways that newcomers can utilize nearby green spaces to build connections and community through observation and inquiry-based language skills, and
  • how newcomers can become more than tourists, but stewards of the environment.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Speaking (fluency), Writing, Lesson Planning / Ideas, Health / Mental Health, Instructional Design, Online Learning / Teaching, Other: Inquiry-based, Outdoor Education.

Participant Level: All levels.

About the Presenter:

Kaitlyn Quigley is a TESL Ontario/TESL Canada certified teacher. She has been teaching Literacy and Basic Skills at York Region District School board since March 2021. Prior to this she was a Forest School teacher in Toronto. She currently leads a volunteer initiative entitled: ESL Nature Talks on Facebook. These virtual classes allow for newcomers to learn about Canadian sights and sounds through vocabulary and conversational based activities.

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlyn-quigley-2a4a2937/

Blog:https://quigleykg.wixsite.com/learn

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Bringing Mindfulness to the ESL classroom

When: Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pmBringing Mindfulness to the ESL classroom
Presenter: Andreia Arai-Rissman

Webinar Description:

Have you ever been physically present in class, but mentally somewhere else? How does that impact your teaching abilities? Have you ever had students doing the same?

Come learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques to the ESL class while students still practice their language. Become more connected to yourself and better equipped to handle the stresses of teaching more effectively and to cope with the demands of life. The techniques also open space to build a strong classroom community.

In this presentation, we will:

  • learn key benefits of mindfulness,
  • try some activities related to mindfulness,
  • identify skills that can be covered with each technique, and
  • reflect on how the activities helped you connect to yourself and your students.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Classroom management, Organization, Lesson Planning / Ideas, Work / Life Balance, Health / Mental Health.

Participant Level: All levels.

About the Presenter:

Andreia Arai-Rissman has been an educator for over 22 years. She has experience teaching TESOL, ESL, specialty classes such as Business, test preparation, Event Planning, HR, Hospitality, Leadership, among others. She has worked as an academic manager and a curriculum developer and has worked for several colleges and private institutions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education.

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreia-arai-rissman-17030030/

Vblog:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaaec8jkp8DGf0s4V8Uh0Mg

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A Low (to No) -Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmA Low (to No) -Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis
Presenter: Julia Williams, OCELT

Webinar Description:

How can I integrate corpus analysis activities into my intermediate/advanced writing classes? Do my students and I need to use a lot of new tech to achieve the benefits of corpus analysis? How can my students harness the benefits of corpus analysis without having to spend a lot of time learning new tech?

In this presentation, I introduce an easy, innovative approach to harnessing the benefits of corpus analysis using technology familiar technology. Students build a corpus in Word and use the search function to identify grammatical, lexico-grammatical, collocational, and even organizational patterns. This encourages students to rely less on teacher expertise and develop greater learner autonomy.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • the benefits of using corpus analysis activities in your intermediate- to advanced-level writing classes,
  • how to use familiar technology to harness the benefits of corpus analysis for your students,
  • how to build a corpus in Word,
  • how to use the search function in Word to identify linguistic feature, and
  • how one class of advanced students benefitted from using this approach to corpus analysis.

Webinar Type: Technology.

Categories: Secondary, College/University (EAP), Continuing Education/ Adult ESL (non-credit), Adult ESL Credit, ELT, Self-employed (Tutors etc.), TESL Trainers, Program Administrators.

Participant Level: Beginner Level.

About the Presenter:

Julia Williams is the Director of English Language Studies at Renison University College, at the University of Waterloo. She has taught EAP and ESL for over 25 years at secondary schools, colleges, and universities. She is the author of Learning English for Academic Purposes (2005), and more recently LEAP 3: Reading and Writing (2018), and LEAP 4: Reading and Writing (2019), all published by Pearson. Currently teaching courses in EAP and second language acquisition, Julia attempts to translate SLA theory into effective pedagogy and teaching materials that are easy to implement.

Website:https://uwaterloo.ca/culture-and-language-studies/people-profiles/julia-...

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Who owns English? Ending Native-Speakerism

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmWho owns English? Ending Native-Speakerism
Presenter: Kathryn Brillinger, OCELT, Nasreen Sultana, Laura Stoutenburg, OCELT

Webinar Description:

Who owns English? Is there a "best" English for the ESL classroom in a multi-lingual world? How can our diverse classrooms help address native speakerism?

In a world of global English, where nonnative English speakers outnumber native speakers by a ratio of three to one, learners preparing for real world communication will benefit from diverse teaching faculty and resources that represent multiple pronunciations, grammars, and lexicons.

This webinar will explore:

  • biases against varieties of English(es),
  • ways to alleviate the prejudice of "native speakerism, and
  • strategies to support ourselves and colleagues in positioning second language teaching in Ontario at the forefront of inclusive global English language teaching.

Webinar Type: Teaching Best Practices.

Categories: Listening, Speaking (fluency), Pronunciation, Employment/Self Employment, Social Justice.

Participant Level: All Levels.

About the Presenter:

Laura Stoutenburg is an accredited ESL teacher (OCELT) and approved teacher trainer who currently works with the Conestoga LINC program.

Nasreen Sultana has taught ESL for over a decade at the post-secondary level and is a teaching and learning consultant at Conestoga College. Her PhD in Education focussed on testing and classroom instruction.

Kathryn Brillinger is an accredited ESL teacher (OCELT) and approved teacher trainer with experience teaching in credit and non-credit programs including LINC.

Website:https://uwaterloo.ca/culture-and-language-studies/people-profiles/julia-...

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