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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.

Premier Kathleen Wynne's Greeting at TESOL Convention

Online education: what works and what is coming?

The UO Conference is seeking presenters to participate in a one-day online conference on June 24, 2015. Our theme this year is Connected Learning. We are excited to announce Dr. Laura Gibbs of the University of Oklahoma as our Keynote speaker for this year’s conference.

Presenters are invited to put together a session on a topic related to connected learning in online education based on their own experiences in:

TESL Ontario 2015 Conference

TESL Ontario is currently accepting proposals for the 43rd Annual TESL Ontario Conference - Expanding Horizons - Drawing on Experience and Knowledge. TESL Ontario 2015 Conference will be held on November 12-13, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

Call for Presentations
Access detailed submission guidelines and submit your proposal online at

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
Download the complete Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities brochure for general information, a floorplan, exhibit rates, a registration form and sponsorship opportunities. Register today for this significant opportunity to market to an influential group of ESL Professionals.

Contact Spring Issue

The Spring issue of CONTACT TESL Ontario Magazine is published.

Click here to read it.

Canadian Language Benchmarks: ESL for Adult Literacy Learners

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) is pleased to announce the publication of Canadian Language Benchmarks: ESL for Adult Literacy Learners (ALL). It is a comprehensive document to support program administrators, curriculum developers and teachers in the instruction of English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners with limited or no literacy skills — as well as ESL learners who are literate in a non-Roman alphabet. The development of the document was funded by the Government of Manitoba and Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

CCLB is currently seeking project funding to trans-adapt the document into French.

Invitation to Apply for CCLB Board of Directors

CCLB is inviting applications to fill vacancies on its pan-Canadian Board of Directors.

Appointments to the CCLB Board are made by the Board on recommendations from the Nominating and Board Evaluation Committee using a transparent set of criteria. The term for all positions is three years, starting in June 2015, renewable once. The Board meets four times a year. All CCLB Board members participate on their own behalf and not on behalf of their employer or any organization.

Keeping the Settlement/Immigration/Refugee Sectors in the CLEO Loop

1. CLEO is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication:

Not a Canadian citizen? Why you should think about applying now (August 2014)
The laws about Canadian citizenship are changing. It will be harder to get and keep Canadian citizenship. Our new publication explains why some permanent residents may want to apply before the laws change and why it is important to get legal advice before deciding.

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


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