On August 8-9, in our continued mission to provide affordable professional development to members, we’re doing something different. For the first time, we are teaming up with a European association of language teachers, BELTA (Belgium English Language Teachers Association) for a joint web conference focused on reading & writing!

12 sessions on teaching reading and writing!
3 Plenary talks!
No need to preregister. Just go!
Cost to you: ZERO!

Sessions at a glance

  • PLENARY: Roseli Serra – How to integrate extensive & active reading to creative writing
  • PLENARY: Dimtris Primalis – Writing: Preventing common mistakes
  • PLENARY: Leo Selivan – From grammatical mistakes to lexical opportunities
  • Tyson Seburn – Visuals: a text’s (and learner’s) best friend
  • Malu Sciamarelli – The secret passageways of writing
  • John Arnold – Tools for Adapting Authentic Reading Material
  • Walton Burns – Past the 5 paragraph essay
  • Sandy Millin – Making the most of student journals
  • Joanne Malefaki – Academic writing: plagiarism
  • Esma Senel – Digital storytelling and autonomous learning
  • James Papple – Oral Feedback on Written Composition
  • Lizzie Pinard – Is anybody reading this? Making writing interactive through the use of blogs and Edmodo
  • Aysegul Liman Kaban – Add some spice to your writing class

View the online program by clicking on the graphic below for more detailed info about each session.

TOBELTA Web Conference Program   Google Docs

Conference Platform

The conference will take place entirely online in two different webinar rooms: one run by BELTA (Adobe Connect Pro), one run by TESL Toronto (Blackboard Collaborate). It’s always very wise to check your tech before you try to enter a session so that you can avoid the frustration! Click on the links in parentheses to check. Most computers already have the necessary software installed though some may need updating.


CISS Canada urgently needs a teacher host family who will provide:

  • A private room for one international student to sleep with a bed, closet/dresser, desk or quiet area to study
  • Room must be above ground (no basements)
  • 3 meals must be provided daily
  • Provide formal ESL lessons
  • Teacher must be ESL certified and/or have a B.Ed.
  • Police check and home inspection will be required
  • Pets are OK

Room, board and hourly teaching remuneration will be provided. For more information, contact ciss@cisscanada.com.

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TESL Ontario is looking for committed, enthusiastic members to serve on TESL Ontario’s Board of Directors. The TESL Ontario Board operates with a pure Policy Governance model. All positions are Members-at-Large. Elections are held in the fall and the new slate of directors is presented at the TESL Ontario Annual General Meeting. The offices of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are all elected from within the Board of Directors after the AGM. New board members will be mentored by experienced board members to transition into the role.

For more information, please click on the following links. The deadline to apply is June 13 @12PM.

  • Information RE TESL Ontario Board of Directors Recruitment [download]
  • Expression of Interest for Election to TESL Ontario Board of Directors [download]