TESL NS Spring 2023 Newsletter and Updates!

The Spring 2023 Edition of TESL NS: Lenses has arrived!   What’s in this issue? In this edition of TESL NS Lenses, we share feedback from our fall conference, introduce you to our TESL NS Board Members, discuss the use of AI in our field, outline some new tools to help you enhance your teaching skills, and celebrate International Women’s Day with an amazing interview and an insightful article from our incredible TESL Canada Community.   You can read this issue by clicking here.

2023 Spring Conference Dates Confirmed

Save the date: We are thrilled to confirm that our 2023 Spring Conference “Shifting Practice in ELT”, will take place on Saturday, June 3, at Acadia University. We are planning an in-person conference, with the possibility to offer some virtual sessions, depending on submissions received.

The goal of this Spring’s conference is to share ideas, strategies, materials, and research related to the many ways in which we have had to re-calibrate our teaching and program management strategies these past several years. Of course, shifting to virtual teaching is one thing that immediately comes to mind, but we wish to capture much more than that.

We invite ideas that reflect how you have adapted or shifted your English Language Teaching approaches, from re-evaluating English-only policies to leverage biliteracy, to moving toward content-based learning, to aiming for more inclusive practices. While we encourage presentations related to this idea of shifting practices, proposals on all topics will be considered. We are also accepting proposals for 45-minute presentations and facilitated discussions. You can submt any proposals by clicking here.

Special Meeting April 12th

What’s happening? The TESL NS Board is calling a special members’ meeting, as specified in Bylaw 12, to propose a special resolution to revise Bylaw 16 Quorum in the section on meetings. Please check the email you received regarding this, to access the Zoom link and to check the TESL N.S. Bylaws.

A copy of the Bylaws can be found here:

Memberships and Community

Are you a member? If you are still yet to join TESL NS, or would like to become a member, the process is simple and easy! Just click here to be taken to the membership page and purchase your membership. This costs only $40 a year!

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