Professional Development
Affiliate Chapter Events
TESL Toronto

Saturday, June 8
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Victoria College (Victoria University)
91 Charles Street West, Toronto
Spring PD event

Friday, June 7
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Polish Cultural Centre
4300 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga
Upcoming TESL Ontario Webinars
When ESL Meets Escape Rooms
Thursday, June 20 @ 8 PM

Presented by: Marlaina Riggio, OCELT
Improving Pronunciation Using Icebreakers, Warmups, and Short Activities
Thursday, June 27 @ 8 PM

Presented by: Mary Ritter
Bridging the Cultural Gap
Wednesday, July 31 @ 7PM

Presented by: Munjeera Jefford
Using Socrative for Formative Assessments in the Classroom
Sunday, September 29 @ 7PM

Presented by: Afrouz Mobayen, OCELT
TESL Ontario Annual Conference
Other Relevant PD Recognized by TESL Ontario
College Association for Language and Literacy (CALL) Conference

Wed, May 29 - Fri, May 31

Centennial College Progress Campus,
937 Progress Ave., Toronto
Humber Continuing Education Course - Teaching Children in ESL/EFL Classrooms

Sat, June 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Humber North Campus
205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto
Learn Your English: Translanguaging

Thurs, June 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

LSI Toronto
1055 Yonge Street, #210, Toronto
Tutela Webinar: Men's Health and Well-being: Strategies for EAL Instructors

Thurs, June 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Click HERE for information on the range of activities that are eligible for PD hours for accreditation renewal.
Career Development
Recent Job Postings

If you are an ESL teacher (with experience in IELTS and CELPIP teaching) and you want to be your own boss, you might be interested in this partnership opportunity.

Welcome to UASK Education! If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, enjoy working with ESL learners, and passionate about teaching language, our online teaching position is a perfect fit for you.

The York Catholic District School Board, Continuing Education Department, is recruiting TESL Ontario certified instructors to teach our Non-Credit Adult ESL Program at locations throughout York Region.

PIEA (Peel International Education Alliance), in association with DPCDSB, provides an international teachers’ training program. PIEA is currently seeking teacher trainers to work with English teachers from South Korea.

The Toronto District School Board’s Non-Credit ESL Program, Continuing Education is looking for qualified, experienced instructors to teach in our Adult ESL Program at locations throughout the city. We offer competitive rates. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to become part of one of the largest providers of ESL classes in Canada! Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

What is an opportunity to live, work and teach in China?

It's a beginning. It's about touching the lives of students and giving them a bright future through education. It's about guiding them into an international culture. Its energetic days filled with smiles and laughter... but that's just the beginning.
Volunteer Job Board Postings
In-Home ESL Tutor/Teacher Volunteer

In-Home ESL Tutors for Newcomer Moms, VHA Home HealthCare.

Help parents build their English language skills and become more familiar with their community as an ESL tutor!
Department of Imaginary Affairs Volunteer

The Stories of Us project is currently in the process of developing a storytelling/writing curriculum that can be integrated into ESL classrooms. As a part of this process, we are working to better understand how ESL teachers are trained, how they design curriculum for their students and how that has changed over the years, and ultimately what works in the classroom, what doesn’t, and why. Over the next few weeks, we are hoping to have 30min-1hr informal phone conversations with ESL teachers who are interested in volunteering to share their experience on these topics.
Presenting Opportunities
TESL Ontario 2019 Annual Conference

December 5 – December 6, 2019
Toronto, Ontario

TESL Ontario is searching for session presenters who can offer practical information and useful tools to fellow members. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn or practice your presentation skills!

Proposal deadline is June 28.
TESOL 2020 International Convention & English Language Expo

March 31 – April 3, 2020
Denver, Colorado, USA

If you are an ELT professional or scholar or in a related field or content area, you are invited to submit a proposal for TESOL 2020.

The proposal deadline is June 10 at 5 pm Eastern Time.
Professional Designation
Don't forget to use your registered professional designation, available for all TESL Ontario accredited members in good standing.

The OCELT designation serves to:

  • identify qualified language teachers with specialized knowledge and skills in Ontario
  • acknowledge the professionalism, integrity and high-quality language instruction of TESL Ontario certified teachers
  • recognize the ongoing professional development of TESL Ontario certified teachers and their commitment to the TESL Ontario Code of Ethics
  • enhance the respect for the TESL profession
Contact Magazine - Spring 2019
The Spring 2019 Issue of Contact Magazine is available online .
This issue contains a number of the articles that grew from presentations at last fall’s TESL Ontario conference.
TESL Ontario Blog
Online Resources
Recently Added Resources

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people living in Ontario. There are 73 community legal clinics across the province offering free advice and assistance.

A YouTube channel with well-produced videos, a Facebook page, podcasts, free E-textbook, and also an Academy: a paid-subscription online course with academic lessons referenced to the CLBs.

This website contains podcasts, forums for “footie” discussions, and explanations of football vocabulary.

The tool includes a complete list of competency statements, indicators and profiles of ability, all in one place.

PLE Tip Sheets are resources for teachers and administrators to assist newcomers facing legal challenges. The tip sheets contain lists of reliable legal information sites and information on free or low-cost legal services.
Popular Resources on Tutela

This PBLA module is for a CLB 1-2 class and covers all four skills - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. This module focuses on Canadian Holidays and Celebrations.

This PBLA module is for a CLB 1-2 class and covers all four skills - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. This module focuses on taking prescription and non - prescription (over the counter) medicine.

This PBLA module is geared to a CLB 1 - 2 class. This module focuses on all four skills - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. In this module, students will learn how to explain problems to a Landlord orally and in a simple letter format.

This a module and the assessments that come with it are geared toward a CLB 3 - 4 class. This module focuses on pre-employment and finding a job.
Please note: you will be required to log into Tutela to access these resources.
Social Media
Expanding Our Online Community
TESL Ontario is now on Instagram!

TESL Ontario's social media communities provide a wonderful opportunity for members to connect and share with their peers.
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Member Benefits
The 2019 Summer have been posted! Check out deals from the following savings partners.
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