Teaching ESL Surviors

Next up: March 3 – Speaker Event: 
Teaching ESL to Survivors  of War and Torture Trauma

Torture is a common feature of societies in conflicts such as war. This evening’s topic is primarily the effects of traumatic war experiences on learning, especially the stresses which refugees face while learning a second language. Issues such as concentration and memory loss, depression and triggers of PTSD will be mentioned, along with approaches for ESL educators.

Guest speakers from the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture will be sharing their insights.

Location: S. Walter Stewart Library (170 Memorial Park Avenue)
Schedule: Registration and appetizers: 5:30-6:00; Guest Speakers from CCVT and Q&A: 6:00-7:30
Registration: Members: $10; Non-members: $15

Register here: Teaching ESL to Survivors of War and Torture Trauma

Snacks and beverages provided by Afghan Women’s Catering Group

April 20 – Employment Event

Starting your own business + non-traditional jobs for ESL teachers

Location: Centre for Social Innovation, Annex garage
*More details to coming here soon.

May 27-28 – TOSCON16

Fri Evening Gala = “Creativity & Innovation”
Location: Victoria College, UofT
Saturday Full Day Conference
Location: New College Vicinity, UofT
*More details on the conference website (http://bit.ly/toscon)


TOSCON16 is coming and we’re looking for speakers! Running from TESL Toronto conference 2016May 27th to 28th 2016 in Toronto, we need presenters in all areas: LINC, ESP, EAP, Private sector, etc. We are open to workshops, panels, debates, presentations, and any other creative format.

Share your lesson, activity or idea with fellow ESL Teachers at TOSCON16.

Submit your application to present here.


#T4T2016: Saturday, January 23, 2016

sold out

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This one day conference features more than 20 beginner to advanced technology-themed workshops designed to assist language teachers in the classroom. 

  • Be inspired by new teaching tools and techniques
  • Update your skills
  • Network with colleagues

Workshop Descriptions and Schedule

On-line Version: T4T 2016 Program Guide

PDF Version: T4T 2016 Program Guide


Time and Location:

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

Click here: Sold Out!

Workshop selection is on a first-come basis. Sign-up early to get your first choice!

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

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