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 ELTTeaching Unplugged) and Lindsay Clandfield (52, GlobalDealing 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

Useful links

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



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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.


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