T4T is back and you’re invited!

Technology for Teachers logoThis one day conference features beginner to advanced technology-themed workshops designed to assist language teachers in the classroom.

Be a speaker.

You are invited to share your expertise and submit your proposal to be a T4T presenter. In addition to enjoying the day (lunch and other sessions) at no charge, presenters will receive a $100 honorarium.

Act soon! Call for Presenters Deadline:  Friday, December 4, 2015.

Proposal Submission Form: T4T 2016 Call For Presentations

Be an attendee.

  • Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:30 to 2:30
  • Ontario Institute for Studies Education
  • 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.

On-line registration will open 4 weeks prior to the event. Check back  in December for program details and on-line sign-up.

Special thanks to our sponsor: Language and Literacies Education Program, OISE


City of Toronto Proclaims November 8 – 14, 2015 as ‘English as a Second Language’ Week

Toronto City Hall


The City of Toronto has officially proclaimed the week of November 8-14, 2015 as ESL Week in celebration of ESL (English as a Second Language) education and learning. The annual event honours learners and educators not only in Toronto, but also throughout Ontario.

The week involves both thousands of ESL professionals and students of all ages, as well as many learning institutions and school boards. Since its creation by TESL Ontario (Teachers of English as a Second Language), ESL Week continues to raise awareness of the importance of English language learning opportunities for Ontarians and newcomers to Canada.

TESL Ontario’s executive director, Renate Tilson, adds: “Part of our role is to help new Canadians – immigrants, refugees and international students – learn the basics of English so they can communicate, get jobs, develop positive self-worth and ultimately feel part of their new communities and of our country.”

The City of Toronto is in the TESL Toronto Affiliate Chapter region, one of twelve TESL Ontario Affiliate Chapters throughout the province. TESL Toronto members numbering more than 1,600, can participate in local professional development during the year such as the Trivia Night on October 22. Many will also be attending TESL Ontario’s annual conference #TESL2015 taking place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto November 12-13, 2015. Here there are 120 sessions available to the 800+ Ontario-wide participants to help them learn new techniques via technology labs, interactive workshops, presentations, keynote speakers and more.

As part of the celebration of ESL education, TESL Ontario held a province-wide creativity competition for both learners and educators with “Sharing Inspirational Moments” as the theme. The new format for this year’s contest embraces social media with a People’s Choice voting of online submissions until October 30.

TESL Ontario, established in 1972, is a non-profit organization serving the needs of teachers of English as a Second Language. It represents more than 4,600 language training professionals working in immigrant serving agencies, school boards, publicly funded sites across Ontario, colleges/universities, elementary/secondary and private language training schools. TESL Ontario’s expertise is in teaching, advocacy, accreditation and professional development. The organization is instrumental in influencing the success of many thousands of English language learners throughout the province.

For more information visit www.teslontario.org.

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Do you know your stuff? Show off your English Language Teaching knowledge in this “Pub Stumpers”-style trivia night. Come alone or bring a team of colleagues for free food, drink(s), and prizes (including T4T and TOSCON16 registrations). We’ll be mixing in AGM-related information to make the event both entertaining and informative. Let’s start off our new TESL Toronto season like it should be: social and smart!

Date: Thursday, October 22
Doors open: 5:00, but TRIVIA STARTS at 6:00
Location: Duke of York39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
Entry: $5 TESL TO members / $7.50 Everyone else (1 drink included, finger foods too!)
Prizes: Yes, T4T & TOSCON16 day passes! Maybe some other stuff…
Register: Click below to register online so we know you’re coming (that helps us with guestimating amount of food needed). Otherwise, bring your exact change to the door on Thursday!





NB:  It is not necessary to bring your TESL Ontario membership card. Apologies for stating so in the mass email.