TESL Exchange Videos & YouTube Resources

TESL Exchange Videos


TESL Ontario is developing the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel to provide members with a libaray of  video tutorials, video lessons and other video resources designed for TESL professionals. There are three new video series' that are being developed by TESL Ontario for members including:


TESL Exchange TESL Perspecives Series Resources to go








July 2021 Releases!








The TESL Exchange series was created to highlight the fantastic ELT Professionals in our community. In a short 5 to 15 minute-long video, presenters share a skill, activity, application, or any other topic they believe will be of use to others in the field. The concept of this series is to replicate the exchange of ideas that often happens in a vibrant community of practice. These “how-to” videos are meant to be inspiring first-steps for ELT Professionals to explore and experiment.

Format: After being introduced by a moderator, presenters deliver a detailed presentation about a very specific area or topic. They very clearly explain how to go about something in particular such as how to use an application, how to do a classroom activity, or how to organize important documents. The video usually has a practical example which allows for the viewer to see or try this new skill out themselves.

One new TESL Exchange video will be released each month. The videos will be posted on the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel in a dedicated TESL Exchange Video playlist.

TESL Exchange Video Title Presenter Name Release Date
Using Extensive Listening to Promote Vocabulary Acquisition James Papple, OCELT October 15, 2020
Order in the Online Classroom Brenda Kestenberg, OCELT November 12, 2020
Privacy Settings on Google Classroom Rabia Rashid, OCELT December 17, 2020
Using Volunteers and Zoom Breakout Rooms in your "new" Online Class Karen Hilderman, OCELT January 14, 2021
A Captivating way to visualize content Online Shauna A. Gupta, OCELT February 4, 2021
Documentary Filmmaking in the ESL Classroom Leanne Johnny, OCELT February 25, 2021
An effective technique to visually display and present course content online Shauna A. Gupta, OCELT March 18, 2021
How to Support Asian Students in the Language Learning Classroom Xin "Rainy" Wei April 8, 2021
Interactive Lessons with Nearpod Linh Phung April 29, 2021
Tricider: A User Friendly Online Teaching Tool Laura Brass, OCELT May 25, 2021
Building Virtual Tours James Papple, OCELT & Kareen Sharawy June 10, 2021
The Online Writing and Peer Editing Program PeerScholar Julie Prior July 8, 2021
Tutela Collections Diane Ramanathan, OCELT July 26, 2021



Each month, the TESL Ontario YouTube team releases an original content video produced and created by our innovative volunteers. In each video, a team member explores a topic from their individual point-of-view. The result is a uniquely authentic piece of work that intimately reflects the imaginings of a TESL Ontario member and volunteer. These relatable pieces are then put on YouTube for all to enjoy and reflect on.

Format: TESL Perspective videos can take the form of website or textbook reviews, informal discussions, interviews, or informational videos. Any topic that is relevant to ELT professionals can be explored in a myriad of ways in this video series.

One new TESL Perspectives video will be released each month. The videos will be posted on the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel in a dedicated TESL Perspectives Video playlist.

TESL Perspectives Video Title Presenter Name Release Date
Self Care Kathleen Moran, OCELT October 29, 2020
Hindsight is 20/20- Part 1, 2 & 3 Celine De Almeida, OCELT November 26, 2020
Note Taking: Theory and Practice Kathleen Moran, OCELT December 29, 2020
Learning styles in the online classroom Celine De Almeida, OCELT January 19,  2021
Review: Linguahouse.com Celine De Almeida, OCELT February 9, 2021
Review: Bublup.com Celine De Almeida, OCELT March 9, 2021
Stress & Isolation Kathleen Moran, OCELT April 16, 2021
Running an Instagram for ESL Learners: An Interview with @ChattyCanadians Celine De Almeida, OCELT April 20, 2021
Tips for Teaching Online Kathleen Moran, OCELT May 12, 2021
Top 5 Things to make Your Online Teaching Experience Better Celine De Almeida, OCELT June 8, 2021
Student Reflection - My Canadian Learning Experience Celine De Almeida, OCELT July 27, 2021



The TESL Resources-to-Go video series is a video library of lesson planning resources by TESL professionals sharing their resources with the TESL community.

Videos will be released regularly, and posted directly to the dedicated TESL Resources-to-GO Video playlist.

TESL Resources-to-Go Video Title Presenter Name Release Date
Business English Elena Vitz December 10, 2020

Have Something to Share?

TESL Ontario continuously accepts proposals for TESL Exchange videos throughout the year. Proposals will be reviewed by the Exchange team, and if approved the presenter will be contacted to make arrangements for the development of the TESL Exchange video. 

Visit our Become a Presenter webpage for more information.