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JANUARY 2019 - PAINT & TUBE

Join TESL LONDON for TWO events in January.  Beat the January blues by doing something creative and fun.  Details below...


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Wine and Cheese 2018
Wine & Cheese 2018 - October 3, 2018 at The Highland Golf & Country Club

It's that time of year again!  Join TESL London members and executives for an exciting evening of networking and Professional Development at the Highland.  Keynote speaker Yuliya Desyatova will lead a discussion on her PhD research in PBLA.  Come on out, have some appetizers, and enjoy the company of your colleagues. 

Registrations are now closed - we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday night.

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Conference 2018

REGISTRATIONS FOR TESL LONDON SPRING CONFERENCE ARE NOW CLOSED...

YOU MAY STILL REGISTER AT THE DOOR AT HURON COLLEGE ON MAY 5TH.  SOME SESSIONS ARE FULL...

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Nominations 2017
Honour TESL professionals who provide an outstanding educational experience to their students by going above and beyond the expectations of their teaching position. Encourage members to submit nominations for outstanding individuals, including students.

Click HERE for the nomination form.

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CultureWorks

EAP Contract & Supply Teaching Positions, London Ontario

CultureWorks is seeking skilled contract and supply English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teachers for its London, Ontario campus EAP programs.  Our programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their academic English skills to be fully prepared for their academic studies at the university level.  Established in 1998, CultureWorks is a private language school focusing on EAP, with locations in London at Brescia University College and King’s University College, in Ottawa at Carleton University, and in Toronto at Amberson High School.

Apply by: October 28, 2018

 
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Awards

Affiliate Service Award


Sharing their time, expertise and commitment, TESL Ontario affiliate volunteers make it possible for our members to connect in their local communities.

Acceptable nominees for the TESL London Affiliate Award include TESL London executive members and members of the affiliate who have contributed freely of their time and energy, exhibiting outstanding, consistent or long-standing commitment to TESL London.

A certificate will be given to the Affiliate Service Award recipient.  The winner will be honoured at our TESL London Spring Awards banquet.

Criteria:

  • shown consistent, long standing or exceptional volunteer service, dedication and commitment to TESL London
  • made noteworthy contributions to TESL London
  • contributed freely of their time, energy, skills and experience

Procedure:

  • nominations must be received at least 5 days prior to annual Wine & Cheese event
  • nomination must be made by a TESL member
  • application must be made on an official application form
  • selection by TESL London Executive 
Affiliate Service Award Nomination Form>>

*Please note that the Nomination and the Letter of Support cannot be provided by family members.


Lifetime Service Award


A certificate will be given to honour the outstanding lifetime accomplishments and contributions of TESL professionals in the areas of classroom teaching, administration, professional development and community involvement.  The winner will be honoured at our TESL London Spring Awards banquet.

Criteria:

  • long standing member of TESL London
  • leaving the profession after a minimum of twenty years of service

Procedure:

  • nominations must be received at least 5 days prior to annual Wine & Cheese event
  • nomination must be made by a TESL member
  • application must be made on an official application form
  • selection by TESL London Executive  

Lifetime Service Award Application Form>>

 

Learner/Volunteer/Instructor Award


The Learner/Volunteer/Agency/Instructor Award acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of English language learners (ELL) at the elementary, secondary, and adult levels and the contributions of volunteers and agencies, and instructors that support learners. The winners will also be honoured at our TESL London Spring Awards banquet.

Criteria:

  •  motivation of the learner/volunteer/agency/instructor
  •  contributions to the school and/or community

 For the instructor award:

  • a current teaching engagement
  • minimum of 3 years of teaching experience

 Procedure:

  • nominations must be received at least 5 days prior to annual Wine & Cheese event
  • application must be made on an official application form
  • members and non-members can make nominations
  • selection by TESL London Executive committee
  • all recipients will receive a certificate, and recipients in all categories except Agency will receive a Chapters $50 gift card
  • awards will be held in recipient’s name for up to one year after date of award

 

Learner/Volunteer/Agency/Instructor Award Application Form>>

 CLICK more for extra information...

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Poll
Topic: Technology in the ESL classroom. With which statement do you most agree?

Love it! The more the better!
43%  43%

Like anything else, in moderation only.
53%  53%

In CALL only.
1%  1%

Not necessary and not useful.
3%  3%

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About TESL

TESL London is committed to providing regional professional development and networking opportunities to Teachers of English as a Second Language in London, Ontario and surrounding areas.  We are an afflilate of TESL Ontario. 







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About TESL Ontario
Find out more about the benefits of TESL Ontario membership...

A Guide to OCELT - LINK

TESL Ontario Standards - LINK

Membership Information - LINK
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TESL Ontario Conference 2018
Conference is Coming!
November 5, 2018

Come on Baby, Light My Fire….

I tend to write my conference reflections as soon as possible after the conference for obvious reasons. (Obvious = getting old and forgetting stuff quickly)  I promised myself that this conference I would self-indulge, go only to the workshops that light my fire. Since the time I had to actually attend workshops was minimal (I was doing other things for the conference), I wanted to make that time count.

 
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Peace By Chocolate
From Teacher to Teacher
July 28, 2018
 

I was able to attend the presentation given by Tareq Hadhad, owner of “Peace By Chocolate” at the Toronto Reference Library on July 26th.  My Specialized Language Training course was just wrapping up; within the course, learners explored local entrepreneurs and local small business stories.  Peace By Chocolate showed up as a news story sometime in May, and immediately I could see the relevance for my group of adult newcomers.  
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ISTE2017, San Antonio Part 2
From Teacher to Teacher
August 1, 2017

In this second part of my blog series on ISTE2017, I will focus on some of the themes that I noticed at the conference. The themes I noticed include:

  1. Failure; reflection driving improvement

  2. Learners as edutech creators, not consumers

  3. Digital Citizenship - teaching internet behaviour

  4. The slow morphing of pedagogy with principles of andragogy

  5. Access/Accessibility


In this piece, I will be talking about #1...

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ISTE2017, San Antonio Part 1
From Teacher to Teacher
July 6, 2017

Picture of Entrance at Henry B Gonzalez Convention Centre

EXT:  SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. EARLY MORNING.

By: Jen Artan

The multi-tiered freeway bustles with early morning traffic.  From the front of the hotel, a lone Canadian waits anxiously for her Uber. Anxious, because she’s never been in San Antonio before, and also, Uber?  A hesitant first time user, but the location of the last remaining hotel room meant Uber or Taxi.

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What is Evidence-Based Assessment?
From Teacher to Teacher
March 26, 2017

What is Evidence-Based Assessment?

By Susan Stitt

First, it’s important to define what assessment is. As educators, I think that we can all agree on the importance of assessment as a process of collecting, examining and using data which is verifiable by means of observation, or experiment.  

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