#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 […]

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 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 MembersDue to the continued state of emergency declared in Nova Scotia, TESL NS has decided to postpone our Fall Conference and AGM.  https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/docs/Ministers-direction-EMA-AGM-July-2020.pdf 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 […]

Save the date for the rescheduled TESL Atlantic Conference! This 100% online conference will take place Friday, April 30-Saturday, May 1, 2021. Check out the TESL Atlantic Conference webpage for more details.

Eaquals Online is a two-day online event which showcases and shares the knowledge and expertise of the Eaquals membership. Eaquals Online looks at areas of Crisis Management, Pastoral Care in times of crisis, Teaching & Learning Online and finishes with “Looking Forward” into the future of international education. These are addressed through plenary sessions, presentations, […]

#CdnELTchat summary for September 29, 2020 by Jennifer Chow For many of us, we are in our second term of remote learning. What are the successes and unique challenges #ELT instructors have had? How can we create and maintain a sense of community with our colleagues and students during this time? What kind of support […]

#CdnELTchat summary for September 15, 2020 By Bonnie Nicholas The #CdnELTchat community returned from our summer hiatus with a Welcome back! informal chat.  These are the questions that guided our conversation during the hour-long chat: Q1: What did you do in the summer to recharge? Q2: What have you learned from the COVID pivot in […]

The latest issue of the TESL NS newsletter is out! In the newly rebranded newsletter TESL NS: Lenses, editor Charlotte Peak has compiled contributions from Mayur Agravat, Toby Ali, Anthony Caldwell, Eliza Garland and Julie MacDonald. Read TESL NS Lenses: Fall 2020 by clicking here or on the image above!

#CdnELTchat summary for May 12, 2020 By Bonnie Nicholas. The #CdnELTchat community was happy to welcome Linda Manimtim, MEd (TESL) as our guest moderator for our chat on eLearning Essentials: Using Instructional Design Principles for Online Language Training. Linda (@lindamanimtim) is based in Winnipeg and is an Instructional Designer at Red River College in Winnipeg […]