Our spring conference is now ready for everyone! Registration is now open. Please click on the graphic to go to the conference website where you will be able to learn more about TOSCON15, read through the programme to see all sessions (and other lovely info) and of course, REGISTER! Don’t wait too long. Friday will sell out.





It’s that time of year again. We’re looking for new members to join the TESL Toronto Executive for the 2015-16 season. If you’re interested in professional development, collaborating on language teaching industry projects, and feel you could bring specialties to group, please apply by May 31, 2015.

Together let’s strengthen and celebrate our community.

Click here for more info and apply at the bottom of the post.




NO JOKE! Our next event is on April 1, 2015.

Learn about the working conditions and culture at all the ELT sectors in Toronto!

Get on the Employment Carousel!

We are always looking toward growth and improvement in our careers, but it’s difficult to know what a great new job could be unless we get a peek inside what it’s really like to work there.

  • What exactly is OSLT and what do teachers focus on?
  • What is different about teaching EAP in university foundation courses?
  • What’s it like to work with LINC students?
  • What kind of PD is offered in the different sectors?
  • How easy is it to move from sector to sector?
  • What qualifications do I need for each sector?

In true carousel style, attendees will have the chance to listen and speak to experts on a rotating schedule, in small groups.

We have a wide range of ESL experts talking about what employment is like in their teaching context, and the following teaching sectors will be represented:


Tyson Seburn, President
Arlene Samlalsingh, President-elect 


Joan Bartel (Humber College)


Melissa Robinson (ISLC) + TBD


Wendy Welch (George Brown College)
Jesse Black-Allen (Seneca College)


Ellen Servinis (New College, UofT)
John Barnes (Ryerson University)


Cindy Law (Woodgreen)


Uzma Naqvi (LINC Homestudy)
Katherine Wawrzkowicz (LINC Homestudy)


Paula Markus (TDSB K-12)
Lynda Chubak (TDSB Adult)



Network over  snacks and drinks and make sure you bring all the questions you have about working in all areas of ELT!

WhereWilliam Doo auditorium: 45 Willcocks St Toronto, in the U of T New College building
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
What time: Doors open @ 5:30PM (refreshments & networking), employment talks begin at 6pm.
How much: $5 for TESL Toronto members / $15 for everyone else

*Please note that this is NOT a job fair – it is an industry-wide information session and networking opportunity