Atlantic Conference 2020


Unfortunately, the TESL Atlantic Conference Committee has reluctantly decided to postpone our conference from April 30 – May 2, 2020 to November 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. While we do not as of yet have any cases here in Nova Scotia, we believe that following the government guidelines to limit transmission is important for all of us. Should the virus continue into the fall we will be prepared to offer the entire conference online.

You will, of course, receive full reimbursement of the conference fees already paid but please give us a few weeks to facilitate this.
Thank you to our keynote speakers, sponsors, presenters and participants for your understanding and patience in dealing with this difficult situation. We hope that all of you will support, and be part of, the conference in November.

Take care,
Atlantic Conference Committee

TESL Atlantic Conference:
‘Towards Resilience, Wellness, and Empowerment’

Thursday, April 30-Saturday, May 2, 2020
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
A collaborative event coordinated by TESL NS, TESL NB and TESL NL

Keynote and Featured Presentations

  • Patrice Palmer: Wellness for All in Education:A lofty goal?
  • Julia Williams:A Low (to No) -Tech Approach to Corpus Analysis
  • Ryan O’Shea: Empowering Learners to take Ownership of Their Learning in a PBLA Classroom.
  • Dr. Xuemei Li and Dr Martha Trahey: Engaging newcomers and empowering K-12 ESL learners in Newfoundland and Labrador: Problems, progress and plans
  • Lisa Herrera:

Click here for more information on keynotes and featured presentations.


Promotional rates are available at the Lord Nelson and Best Western hotels for conference attendees. Click here for details.


Click here to download the preliminary conference schedule


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