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TESL Canada is pleased to release its 2015-2018 Strategic Plan! Click to read more...
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The TESL Canada Journal, established in 1984, is a refereed journal for practicing teachers, teacher educators, graduate students, and researchers. Click to read more...
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 TESL Canada Survey on Professional Standards for the Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Sector in Canada


We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete our survey about professional standards for TESL teachers across Canada.  

TESL Canada is conducting research funded by IRCC to better understand the current status of professional standards of TESL teachers across Canada from the perspective of key stakeholders, including teachers, language assessors, teacher education programs, and employers (coordinators, managers, directors).  National consistency in quality of ESL instruction is being reviewed in order to determine whether national professional standards are needed to support positive learning outcomes in English language programs, specifically Settlement Programs.  

Here is the link to the survey:

There are 24 questions in the survey.  It should take you between 10-15 minutes to complete.  Please complete it no later than midnight EST on Thursday, May 16th

Regardless of your role in English language teaching in Canada, and regardless of the type of program in which you work, you are a stakeholder in teacher professional standards and we would like to hear from you through our survey.  We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input on this research.

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Happy April everyone,

We are pleased to present another issue of TESL Canada Connects! Thanks to Celia Logan our newsletter editor and to all of the members across Canada who have engaged with TESL Canada in such positive ways over the last few months. We are so pleased with participation in our webinars and hope that those of you who registered, enjoy the session on May 5th related to blended and online learning. Thanks to TC board members, Don Moen and Dmitri Priven for facilitating this webinar. We trust that spring is in full swing in your part of Canada and we will be in touch again over the next couple of months with information that we feel is relevant to our members.

All the best to all of you and thank you for the work you do for ESL/EAL learners,

Paula Kristmanson
TESL Canada President