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TESL NS/Canada Members Insurance Plan

New, interested TESL NS/Canada Members have 30 days to enroll in the insurance plan. Members can contact Brunswick Financial Group at for more information about plan details and enrollment including life insurance, drug plan, vision, extended health, travel, dental coverage and more.  This enrollment offer is only valid for new members within 30 days of becoming a TESL […]

2021 Fall Conference and AGM

Save the Date! The 2021 AGM for TESL NS is being held virtually on Saturday, November 27 from 10:00 am – 10:30 am during the 2021 Fall Conference. The conference is free for all TESL Atlantic members: Click here to register. Further details to follow.

The Spring 2021 Newsletter is Out!

The latest issue of the TESL NS newsletter is out! In the newest newsletter, editor Charlotte Peak compiles contributions from a variety of TESL NS members. Read TESL NS Lenses: Spring 2021 by clicking here or on the image above!

2021 Census Adult Education Kit

The 2021 Census Adult Education Kit has been developed for use in adult literacy and English- or French-as-a-second-language (ESL or FSL) classes across the country. All activities are classroom-ready. The kit is designed to help respondents whose mother tongue is not English or French understand and complete the 2021 Census, to give them an opportunity to practise […]

The TESL Canadian Educational Foundation (TCEF) – TESL Scholarship

TESL Canada is happy to announce the 2021 $500 TCEF – TESL Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to support a TESL Canada member who is currently enrolled, or has interest in enrolling, in a TESL initial training program (Standard 1) or who plans to enrol in an advanced training program (Standard 2 or 3) in […]

#CdnELTchat: What should we leave behind in #ELT?

#CdnELTchat Summary for January 26, 2021 By Bonnie Nicholas Whether we were ready or not, since last spring COVID-19 has forced almost all of us to become online teachers. For many of us working in ELT, the move to online teaching was a giant leap out of our comfort zone. As the pandemic enters its […]

#CdnELTchat: Intersectionality in ELT

#CdnELTchat summary for December 8, 2020 By Bonnie Nicholas #CdnELTchat chose intersectionality in ELT as our final topic for this tumultuous year, a fitting topic since the pandemic and the resulting shift to remote learning has highlighted many of the inequities that have always been present in ELT. Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow) was joined by guest […]

CLBs in Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics

The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics has done a special issue on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB). Read it here: Vol. 23 No. 2 (2020): Special Issue: The Canadian National Frameworks for English and French Language Proficiency: Application, Implication, and Impact | Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

#CdnELTChat: Time-Saving Tips

#CdnELTchat summary for November 10, 2020 by Jennifer Chow How do we complete everything we need to do at work AND find time to practice self-care? It has always been a juggling act for educators to find enough time to do all their work, meet the demands of their personal lives and take care of […]

Update to Members: Nov. 2020

Update to MembersDue to the continued state of emergency declared in Nova Scotia, TESL NS has decided to postpone our Fall Conference and AGM. Look for an email with upcoming information about our 2021 AGM for TESL NS. We will be recruiting new board members and active membership to enjoy our online and face-to-face conferences and […]