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





We can now say with certainty that Jeremy Harmer (The Practice of English Language Teaching, How to Teach Writing // Pearson ELT) will be joining us as one of our guest speakers at the annual spring conference! As previous schedules, TOSCON15 will be held the weekend AFTER Victoria Day long weekend, May 22-23, 2015.

Please visit the conference website for more information on:

  • Submitting a proposal to lead a conference session
  • See what topics are of interest to conference goers
  • This year’s venues
  • Becoming an exhibitor
  • What’s in Toronto

New information will be emailed to TESL Toronto members once per month, posted on the TOSCON Facebook page and tweeted with the #toscon15 hashtag.

Hope to see you there! Click here for the conference website.

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