Author Archives: teslnovascotia

Refugee Integration Program Launched

The province is creating a fund to assist community and sponsor groups that are helping refugees integrate into Nova Scotia communities. The fund provides grants of up to $1,000 to community and sponsoring groups to assist a broad range of initiatives ranging from community picnics and neighbourhood gatherings to cooking classes, art events and conversation […]

May Newsletter is Out!

Click here to download the latest issue of the TESL NS newsletter. This issue includes writing by Stephen Whelan, Lydia Mans, Sandra Powell and Mary Lou Harnish.

Call for Contributors: Teaching Creative Writing

TESOL Press is seeking contributors with exciting and effective lesson plan ideas for using creative writing in the English language classroom. The book, New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing for the ELL Community, is primarily directed at teachers who work in Intensive English Programs or for instructors who work at English Language Institutes. However, contributors […]

TESL NB Spring Conference

TESL NB’s spring conference will be a Professional Learning event for English as an additional language (EAL) teachers featuring a keynote by Dr. Hetty Roessingh from the University of Calgary, as well as several workshops on a variety of topics offered by EAL educators from around New Brunswick. WHEN Saturday, 7 May 2016 from 8:15 […]

Get published with TESOL Int’l

Call for Contributions: New Ways in Teaching With Music TESOL Press seeks contributors for a book on how to use music in the ESL/EFL classroom. Deadline: June 30, 2016 If you would like your contribution to be considered, please follow the guidelines below and make your timely submission to co-editors Jean Arnold and Emily Herrick […]

Grant Opportunities

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 20, 2016. There are two types […]

Seeking Submissions for Newsletter!

We are looking for submissions to our spring newsletter. The newsletter is updated with news, events, sample lesson plans, PD opportunities and more! Please send your submissions to Stephen Whelan at by March 25, 2016.

Free TESOL International Memberships

Opportunity for TESL Nova Scotia members!   7 complimentary TESOL International 1-year memberships for new members are available to us! Register at members’ price for the TESOL Convention in Baltimore, Maryland April 5-8, a savings of more than $200. Other member benefits detailed on this page. Interested in applying for one of these complimentary memberships? Email […]

November Newsletter Is Out!

The newest issue of the TESL Nova Scotia newsletter is out!Click here to download it in PDF format. In this issue: Benefits of Task-based Instruction by Andrea Taylor and Beth Vye Lineups: Warmer or Icebreaker Activity? by Sandra Powell Book Review: Mastering the American Accent by Laurie Burns Are you represented on the TESL NS […]

TESL NS Fall Conference Nov. 20-21!

The 2015 fall conference will which will be held at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. For details, click here. Conference registration is now closed. See you this weekend!