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TESL Ontario

TESL Ontario, established in 1972, is a non-profit organization serving the needs of teachers of English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development. In its commitment to professional development and advocacy, TESL Ontario addresses the range of competencies, experiences, and issues which influence the success of immigrants, refugees, visa students, and others who are learning English.

Chair’s Message

Sheila Nicholas

While the 42nd TESL Ontario conference is behind us, I am certain that the great ideas that were shared will continue to inspire us well into the next year. Thank you to all the presenters, panelists, vendors and sponsors whose contributions and participation were integral to our success this year. A special thanks to the Conference Committee delivering a high quality conference despite encountering some unexpected challenges this year. If you would like to see pictures form our 2014 TESL Ontario Conference, go to .

Contact Fall Issue

The fall issue of CONTACT TESL Ontario Magazine is published.

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TESOL 2015 Conference in Singapore Call For Proposals

LINC Conference Assistance Program

Dear TESL Ontario Members,

As you may know, Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided not to fund conference assistance for LINC and ELT teachers to attend the 2014 TESL Ontario conference.

Here is the exchange of correspondence between TESL Ontario and Citizenship and Immigration Canada regarding this decision.

Email from CIC to TESL Ontario on August 11, 2014
Letter from TESL Ontario to CIC on August 13, 2014
Letter from CIC to TESL Ontario on September 11, 2014
Letter from TESL Ontario to CIC on September 24, 2014
Letter from CIC to TESL Ontario on November 28, 2014

Free Occupation-specific Language Trainings

Help your newcomers start the new year off right. Establishing a new life in Canada requires solid communication skills in both the workplace and their community. Humber is pleased to offer two free Occupation-specific Language Training courses for newcomers who specialize in Technology and Project Management.

Project Management
January 6 - March 12, 2015
Humber College North Etobicoke Community Employment Services
1620 Albion Road

Canadian Writing Centres Association (CWCA) Call for Papers

Proposals are invited from tutors, instructors, administrators and others interested in the teaching of writing  for the CWCA 2015 Conference, which will be held at the University of Ottawa on Friday, May 29th, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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2015 TESOL Convention

2015 TESOL Conference

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Special Research Symposium Issue

The special Research Symposium issue of CONTACT is now published on our website.

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