In addition to professional development and networking opportunities,TESL London members enjoy a number of other benefits, including reduced conference rates, discounts at retail stores and tourist attractions, and group insurance.

Access to Professional Publications

  • TESL Contact: TESL Ontario's official newsletter, with information about English language programs, settlement and community agencies

  • TESL Canada Journal:  The national organization's scholarly journal (2 issues annually) includes refereed articles on ESL theory and practice.

  • Free Webcasting:  You can get up to 50 hours of professional development right in your own home!  Every hour of online webcasting will be counted as 1/2 hour of PD. Your USER ID is the same as your membership number and your PASSWORD is 27carlton (all lowercase letters and no space).

Member Savings in London Area

  • The Stratford Shakespeare Festival has offered TESL Ontario members special pricing on select shows throughout the season. For detailed information on show dates and times, as well as how to order your tickets click here.
  • Grand Theatre, London, ON offers TESL Ontario Members  a 20% discount off ticket prices for select shows at The Grand Theatre in London again this year. TESL Ontario members can order tickets online at or by phone 519-672-8800 and quote the promo code TESL.**Discount applies to all scheduled performances with the exception of opening night.
  • Chapters, Indigo, Coles offers TESL members 20% off on regularly priced books at all branches within Ontario (in-store only).  Indigo, on granting this discount, stated that the books should be for educational purchases only.  They are, however, aware of the fact that many of our members teach adults and the TESL Ontario comment field on the computer screen in the store will show “that the educational purpose of the purchase will not always be obvious”.  Indigo, Chapters, Coles will require verification through your showing your TESL Ontario membership card (the old paper one will do just fine for your purchases) and you will have to quote the TESL Ontario corporate account number 90171091. The new plastic membership cards have the number printed on the back of the card.

  • Staples has extended their Teacher Easy Rewards program to all TESL Ontario Members. Instructions for filling out the School Information section of the online form are as follows: In the School Name field enter either the name of your school or learning centre. If you are not currently working you can simply enter "TESL Ontario". In the Type of School field select the 'Secondary' option if you teach Adults. Otherwise, select what is closest to the age group you are teaching. In the Educational Association Affiliation/member # field enter "TESL Ontario/membership number"

  • Party Packagers offers a 10% discount on your entire purchase at stores across Ontario as a part of their 'Teachers and Daycare' discount program.

  • Teachers Credit Union offers TESL Ontario members a Special Mortgage and Line of Credit interest rates and other financial products.

  • Group Insurance is offered by Owen & Associates and Auto and Home Insurance - The Personal

To view the complete TESL Ontario benefits list, including museums, theatre, and tourist attractions across Ontario, click on: