Author Archives: teslnovascotia

Special Screening: The War Show in Halifax

Special Screening: Tuesday, Nov 22nd, 2016, 7 PM, @ University Of King’s College, Alumni Hall, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax. Screening followed by Q&A with film co-writer. Admission: Free, donations encouraged – this event is a fundraiser for Syrian humanitarian relief and refugee sponsorship.

Pearson ELT Teacher Award

Pearson ELT has launched an award to celebrate teachers and showcase their achievements. The ELT Global Teacher Award will recognize teachers who have implemented innovative methods in their classrooms, from big ideas to everyday solutions.a teacher award. Teachers can enter by “Telling their ELT story” for a chance to win an all‑expenses‑paid trip to the […]

Fall Conference Photos

Photos by Natalie Burgoyne and Fe Leonor Baculi.

Call for Expressions of Interest (2017)

At the upcoming board meeting, the TESL NS board will be appointing two positions for 2017: newsletter editor and webmaster. If you are interested in being considered for either of these positions, please email before Nov. 22, with the details of why you are interested in and qualified for the position.

CELBAN Assessors Sought

Language Assessment Services of NS Ltd.  is becoming a CELBAN testing site. The regulator of the CELBAN assessment, Touchstone Institute, is accepting applications for CELBAN assessors and would like applications by Friday October 21st. Assessors must commit to both the training dates, December 2nd-4th , and the first official testing date of December 10th. Click […]

Nominations: TESL NS Board 2017

Get involved in TESL Nova Scotia – run for a position on the board of directors for 2017! The TESL NS Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 5 during the Fall Conference. At this time, elections will be held to choose members of the executive committee for the coming year. As per […]

TESL NS Facebook Group

TESL Nova Scotia has created a Facebook group! Share links and resources, discuss matters related to the teaching of English in Nova Scotia, and network with the TESL NS teaching community, from the comfort of Facebook! The group is a closed group, so visit to be added to the group.

IELTS Teacher Training Workshop

On behalf of British Council IELTS Canada Team, TESL Nova Scotia, in Halifax pleased to invite representatives of TESL NS to participate in the following, two-day  British Council run Teacher Training Workshop for Teachers of IELTS Prep Courses. The Workshop is designed for teachers, not IELTS examiners. Format: Four modules: each module deals with one […]

TESL NS in the News!

Reprinted from the Kings County Register. Immigration minister captivates crowd at Acadia’s spring ESL conference By Ashley Thompson, published May 19, 2016 WOLFVILLE ­ – The crowd seemed almost entranced as Nova’s Scotia Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab spoke. Conference hosted at Acadia University May 14. The relatively new politician was born in Halifax, but […]

Job Opportunity: TESL Canada Federation Executive Director

Contract Position – Permanent part-time with possibility of transition to full-time Title: Executive Director Location: Ottawa/Home office based in near-term; supported by current office in Calgary, AB. Language: English Job Description: TESL Canada Federation is currently seeking a qualified Executive Director based in Ottawa, ON. The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and […]