Unfortunately, the TESL Atlantic Conference Committee has reluctantly decided to postpone our conference from April 30 – May 2, 2020 to November 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. While we do not as of yet have any cases here in Nova Scotia, we believe that following the government guidelines to limit transmission is important for […]

#CdnELTchat summary for February 11, 2020. By Bonnie Nicholas Ways to bring Aboriginal Perspectives into the Classroom On February 11, #CdnELTchat community gathered on Twitter to talk about Ways to bring Aboriginal Perspectives into the Classroom. Sharon Jarvis (@romans1v17) was the guest moderator and shared her perspective as a Metis educator. In her words: “Sharon […]

Summary for Jan. 28, 2020 #CdnELTchat: Authentic Listening Materials Happy 75th to #CdnELTchat! When Nathan Hall (@nathanghall) and Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL) started #CdnELTchat (also known as #LINCchat) in 2015, I taught evenings as a LINC instructor, and I had been feeling a bit isolated at the time. #CdnELTchat gave me a chance to connect with […]

Summary for Jan. 14, 2020 #CdnELTchat Language Matters: Inclusivity in Language Choices By Bonnie Nicholas While I was starting to work on this summary, this quote by Maya Angelou popped up in my Twitter feed: Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. These words effectively sum up […]

#CdnELTchat Summary for November 19, 2019 Out & about: LGBTQIA2+ learners & teachers Bonnie Nicholas The #CdnELTchat team hosted a fast-paced chat on November 19; the topic was Out & about: LGBTQIA2+ learners & teachers. We were thrilled to welcome Tyson Seburn (@seburnt) as our guest moderator for this chat, and we thank him for […]

This is a summary of the bi-monthly Twitter chat on the hashtag #CdnELTChat. November 5, 2019 #CdnELTchat (Intercultural Fluency in the LINC Classroom) by Bonnie Nicholas On November 5, 2019, the #CdnELTchat team was happy to welcome Sandhya Ghai (@GhaiSandhya) of Mosaic BC (@mosaicbc) as our guest moderator for a discussion of Intercultural Fluency in […]

November 20, 2019 Happy November TESL Canada Members, My, how quickly the fall is zipping by! It has been a busy and productive one at TESL Canada with our AGM in October and our first board meeting on November 14th. It was great that so many TESL Canada board members participated in the ATESL conference […]

Dear Members, Members voted at last year’s AGM to allow Proxy Voting.  Proxy voting means that members in good standing who are not able to attend the AGM can assign their vote to another member in good standing.  As the member attending checks in to the AGM, they declare that they are carrying the proxy […]

The newest issue of the TESL NS newsletter is out! Click here to download it. It contains the following articles: 1.    Making a Difference: Halifax Refugee Clinic, by Charlotte Peak 2.    TESL NS President’s Report, David Packer 3.    A Reflection on the Teaching of Academic Writing: Appreciating the Otherness of International Students, by Khalid Al Hariri 4.    Roundtable: IELTS—Is […]

Get involved in TESL Nova Scotia – run for a position on the board of directors for 2020! The TESL NS Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 16 during the Fall Conference. At this time, elections will be held to choose members of the executive committee for the coming year. As per […]