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TESL Toronto Spring 2013 Conference
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Our Spring 2013 Conference will span Friday, May 24 to Saturday, May 25 (the weekend AFTER May 2-4 long weekend) at New College on University of Toronto campus! Friday will consist of special workshops by Julia Williams (LEAP), Luke Meddings, Thomas Farrell (Reflective practice) and Lindsay Clandfield. But wait, there’s also an amazing dinner in historic Hart House too! Our full day of sessions continues on Saturday–excellence, of course.
We are proud and excited to present our special guest plenary speakers for Saturday, May 25, Luke Meddings (52, Dogme ELT, Teaching Unplugged) and Lindsay Clandfield (52, Global, Dealing with Difficulties).
Recent Changes to program:
- Cancelled: Pattison, T., ‘Take the Fear out of Journal Articles”
- Cancelled: Sciamarelli, M., “English in the workplace: from communication to working tool”
- Time changed: Zoltan Toth’s ‘Using listening journals to enhance student autonomy and improve listening skills’ has moved to Session C at 1:45.
- Saturday registration & exhibitors display: Moved to Sidney Smith Hall lobby
Blog posts: http://tesltoronto.org/tag/toscon13promo
Facebook page: http://bit.ly/toscon13
Online program: http://bit.ly/toscon13_program
Downloadable PDF program: http://tesltoronto.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Conference-program.pdf
Poster for staff rooms: http://bit.ly/toscon13poster
Invitation letter to email to colleagues: http://bit.ly/toscon13_invite
(NEW) Detailed Saturday conference vicinity buildings map: http://bit.ly/toscon13maps
May 24 & 25 Vicinity Map
Friday, May 24 schedule at a glance
Registration spots available: ~100 spots
4:30 – 5:00 – Registration check-in
5:00 – 5:30 – Appetizers and refreshments
5:30 – 7:30 – Concurrent workshops
7:30 – 10:00 – Opening remarks, cocktails and dinner
Saturday, May 25 schedule at a glance
ON-SITE REGISTRATION ONLY. $50.00 EXACT CHANGE.
SIDNEY SMITH HALL (100 ST. GEORGE STREET) 8:45am
8:45 – 9:30 – Registration check-in (in Sidney Smith Hall lobby)
9:30 – 11:00 – Session A (60 & 90-minute concurrent workshops)
11:15 – 12:45 – Session B (60 & 90-minute concurrent workshops)
1:15 – 2:45 – Session C (60 & 90-minute concurrent workshops)
3:00 – 4:30 – Closing plenary with Luke Meddings & Lindsay Clandfield
6:00 – ? – Mellyn mixer
Exhibitor display – 8:45 – 1:45
Lunch period – 12:15 – 1:45
General Saturday, May 25 Vicinity Map
- TESL Toronto members/Students: $35 for Friday, $40 (online)/$50 at the door for Saturday
- Non-members (and members of other TESL Ontario affiliates): $45 for Friday, $50 for Saturday
- Volunteers for Saturday: see above for Friday, $10 for Saturday
- Presenters for Saturday: see above for Friday, no cost or registration required for Saturday
Conference venue accommodations
New College Residence http://www.torontores.com
We have reserved a number of single rooms for the TESL TORONTO attendees at New College Residence on the University of Toronto downtown campus for special rate of $35/night. Rooms are currently being held in the 45 Willcocks Residence. More information can be found and reservations can be made by going to the website www.torontores.com, click on How to Apply, then click on the 2013 Summer Residence Reservation Form, print it out, fill it out and either fax OR scan and email the completed Reservation Form to the contact information at the top of the Reservation Form. Please quote special rate code “TESL2013″on the Reservation Form.
PD Hours for TESL Ontario Accreditation
- Friday May 24: 3.5 hours
- Saturday May 25: 7 hours
For a list of exhibitors who will be attending our conference this year, please visit here.
Affiliate Chapter of
Founded in 1976, TESL Toronto is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization representing educators and specialists in the fields of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Our Mandate is
• to support professional development for teachers of English as a Second Language in Toronto, and
• to work with other regional affiliates and TESL Ontario to enhance ESL learning environments, and
• to establish and promote standards in ESL education.
- The TESL Toronto Executive is made up of members in good standing of TESL Ontario who volunteer their time and energy. TESL Toronto always encourages applications for new members of our Executive. More...
We represent approximately 1,600 members. Our members are mainly ELT (ESL, EAP, ESP, OSLT) instructors, though anyone with an interest in the field can join. More...
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