Author Archives: teslnovascotia

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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/TESLNS/ 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 […]

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 […]