2013 Fall Conference


TESL Nova Scotia’s annual Fall Conference will be held on Saturday, November 2,  at Dalhousie University from 8:30-3:00.

The Fall 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 in Nova Scotia.The conference will include a plenary session and workshop by an invited professional, as well as a variety of sessions by TESL NS members. Lunch and coffee will be served. The conference is free for TESL NS members, and $30 for non-members.

Plenary Session: Listening: the Cinderella Skill

Dr. Ken Beatty is author/co-author of 130+ textbooks used worldwide from the primary to tertiary levels. Most of his publications focus on various aspects of English as a Second Language but also include the graduate-level textbook, Teaching and Researching Computer Assisted Language Learning, now in its second edition. His most recent book is LEAP: Listening and Speaking Advanced (Pearson Canada, 2013). He has given 88 conference presentations and more than 200 teacher training presentations throughout Asia, the Middle East and North and South America. Dr. Beatty has worked at colleges and universities in Canada, China, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates and is currently TESOL Professor at Anaheim University. He lives on Bowen Island, Canada, with his wife and two sons. ken-beatty

Conference Schedule
The conference schedule and session descriptions can be found on this page.

Location, Parking, Accommodations
Visit this page for detailed information on how to get to Dalhousie, where to park, and where to stay if you’re coming from outside Halifax. Both the McCain building and the Mona Campbell building are wheelchair accessible.

Registration for the conference is now closed.