Category TESL NS News

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.

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!

Call for Nominations: Executive Committee 2016

Get involved in TESL Nova Scotia – run for a position on the executive committee for 2016! The TESL NS Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 21 during the Fall Conference. At this time, elections will be held to choose members of the executive committee for the coming year. As per the […]

Membership Survey 2015

Your TESL NS Board recently formed an Advocacy Committee to speak on behalf of our members, students and the profession. In order to know the demographics and profile of our membership, and to better represent our members, we request that you complete this short survey. As an added incentive, all survey takers who complete the […]

Spring Newsletter

Click here to download the latest issue of the TESL NS newsletter! The Spring issue features the following articles, reports and activities from TESL NS members from across the province: Teaching Immigrants One at a Time by Stephen Whelan Affiliate Assembly: TESOL Convention 2015 by Carol Derby TESL NS Activity Swap by Tony Rusinak TESL […]

2015 Spring Conference Program

Slides and handouts for some conference sessions are available below! Concurrent sessions A                                                      9:30 – 10:30 Try it out!  2 speaking activities for large groups Paula Cheal Participants at this workshop will partake in two speaking activities. We will be ‘doing it’, not ‘talking about it’. Activity 1: 3-2-1 Speak! For fluency and concision. Tried […]

2015 Spring Conference

The TESL Nova Scotia Spring Conference will be held  on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) in Halifax. The Spring conference is an annual event for ESL professionals from across the province to network and share knowledge  with the goal of enhancing professional practice of the teaching of English […]

Swap Shop and Social March 12

TESL Event: Activity Swap When: Thursday, March 12. 5:00-7:00. (5:00-6:00 social hour, activity swap 6:00-7:00 ) Where: Dalhousie University Club Pub What: Informal TESL fun. This activity swap is both a networking social with the TESL community, as well as a chance to share ideas and go home with an activity you can take into […]

Highlights from November Board Meeting

Highlights from November 20 TESL NS Board meeting: 1. Volunteer positions with TESL Nova Scotia: Jennifer MacDonald has stepped forward to take on the Webmaster’s duties again this year and Tiffany MacDonald will be our Publications Editor. You’ll be hearing from Tiffany looking for your articles and your input for our next Newsletter/Magazine. 2. The […]