TESL Exchange Videos & YouTube Resources

TESL Exchange Videos


TESL Ontario is developing the TESL Ontario YouTube Channel to provide members with a library 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








New 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
James Papple, OCELT
Oct 15, 2020
Brenda Kestenberg, OCELT
Nov 12, 2020
Rabia Rashid, OCELT
Dec 17, 2020
Karen Hilderman, OCELT
Jan 14, 2021
Shauna A. Gupta, OCELT
Feb 4, 2021
Leanne Johnny, OCELT
Feb 25, 2021
Shauna A. Gupta, OCELT
Mar 18, 2021
Xin "Rainy" Wei
Apr 8, 2021
Linh Phung
Apr 29, 2021
Laura Brass, OCELT
May 25, 2021
James Papple, OCELT & Kareen Sharawy
Jun 10, 2021
Julie Prior
Jul 8, 2021
Diane Ramanathan, OCELT
Jul 26, 2021
Hala Bastawros
Aug 13, 2021
Diane Ramanathan, OCELT
Aug 26, 2021
Hala Bastawros
Aug 13, 2021
Gonul Turkdogan, OCELT
Dec 6, 2021
Livia Pataki, OCELT
Jan 3, 2022
Livia Pataki, OCELT
Feb 14, 2022
Patrick Chan, OCELT, OCT
Mar 7, 2022
Anjum Karimi, OCELT
Mar 21, 2022
Google Earth, Indigenous Languages and Myths (part 1/4) John Allan, OCELT June 28, 2023
Using Images as a Time-Saving Measure for Speaking Assessments Jodi Town July 5, 2023
Using AI to Create Level-Adjusted Lessons from Anything Online Jonny Kalambay, Creator of Roshi.ai  July 5, 2023
Dynamic PowerPoint Presentations Sara Machan, OCELT July 20, 2023
PowerPoint Escape Rooms Sara Machan, OCELT August 18, 2023



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.