#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 […]

Unfortunately, the TESL Atlantic Conference Committee has reluctantly decided to postpone our conference from April 30 – May 2, 2020 to May 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. You will, of course, receive full reimbursement of the conference fees already paid but please give us a few weeks to facilitate this. Thank you to our […]

#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 […]