Who We Are
TESL Canada Federation is the national federation of English as a Second Language teachers, learners and learner advocates. We are dedicated to advancing communication and coordinating awareness of issues for those concerned with English as a Second Language and English skills development.
TESL Canadians are your neighbours, classmates, colleagues, employers and teachers . We live along the front line of settlement integration, providing academic, vocational, sociocultural and linguistic instruction, cross cultural counselling, labour market access and citizenship training and multicultural liaison in both the workplace and the community.
TESL Canada members are defined as those individuals who are members in good standing in TESL Canada's provincial/territorial ESL organizations; all others, e.g., individuals, like-minded organizations and non-recognized institutions may subscribe to the TESL Canada Journal but cannot identify themselves as members.
TESL Canada Federation Office
3751 21st Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 6T5
Phone: 403-538-7300 / 800-393-9199
TESL Canada advocates on behalf of those who require assistance regarding language and settlement issues. We provide organisational, technological and pedagogical support for language training programs and assistance in the establishment of like-minded associations in jurisdictions where none exist.
The TESL Canada Bulletin , a summary of news and views from our provincial members is published and distributed twice yearly.
The TESL Canadian Education Foundation was established in 1991 to ensure that guaranteed funds are available for bursaries, scholarships and advocacy work. The Foundation is currently in the process of building an endowment fund.
TESL Canada Journal . Established in 1984 and published twice a year, the TESL Canada Journal is a fully refereed journal that publishes articles dealing with diverse aspects of English language training, including syllabus design, psycholinguistics, teacher training, computer assisted learning, testing and evaluation , applied linguistics, methodology and curriculum design.
National Conference and Learners Conference. Held regularly and co-hosted by one of our provincial associations, these conferences foster scholarship, networking, research and the regular exchange of ideas among those involved in English language teaching and learning.
Provincial and Territorial Associations
Members of the following associations are also members of TESL Canada:
206-640 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G4
Tel (604) 736-6330
c/o Manitoba Teacher's Society
191 Harcourt Street
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3H2
55 Magazine St., #513
St. John, NB E3K 2S5
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St.John's, NL A1B 3X9
TESL Nova Scotia
PO Box 36068
Halifax, NS B3J 3S9
405- 27 Carlton Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1L2
Phone: 416-593-4243 or 1-800-327-4827
Prince Edward Island
c/o International Relations Office
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Box 21107, Saskatoon, SK
c/o E. Hurlburt, Box 5403,
Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0
Those individuals who are not members of these organisations are welcomed as individual subscribers of the TESL Canada Journal, as are non-profit organisations, libraries and commercial enterprises.
CAAL/ACLA (Canadian Association of Applied Linguists)
IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
JALT (Japan Association of Language Teachers)
KOTESOL (Korean Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
CSSH ( Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2010)
SPEAQ (Société pour la Promotion de l'Enseignement de l'Anglais, Langue Seconde, au Québec)
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
ThaiTESOL (Thailand Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
2010 Audited Financial Statements
2011 Audited Financial Statements
TESL Canada Fall 2012 Bulletin