2016 Fall Conference

55321TESL Nova Scotia’s annual Fall Conference will be held on Saturday, November 5, at Dalhousie University in Halifax.  The conference includes a keynote address, sessions and workshops by members of the TESL NS community, lunch, a book draw, and a post-conference social. As always, there will be lots of opportunities for networking and connecting with fellow members of the English-teaching community.

Program: Program details are posted here.
Venue, Location, Parking: Click here for venue information and directions.

Keynote Speakers

Patrick Huang
LGBT Issues in the Adult ESL Classroom.
 Dr. Martha Crago, Dalhousie University
A Language Researcher’s Experiences at the 2016 UN Summit on Migrants and Refugees
 patrick-web-28a  20130510_da_martha_crago_14364-p-016

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics raised in an adult ESL classroom, and an experienced, ‘out’ gay teacher’s response from a case study will be presented.  Findings, teaching implications and strategies for teachers and mentors will then be discussed.  Participants will also share further suggestions to suit their own practice.

Dr. Crago’s  talk will encompass the area of refugees, migrants and language acquisition in Canada and beyond. First, Dr. Crago will give an overview on her experience at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migration, an event which had the aim of bringing countries together in a coordinated response to the global movement of peoples. She will then open a discussion on the highlights and  challenges of working with an adult refugee clientele learning English, and the research areas that pertain to adult refugees and language acquisition. Finally, she will detail the challenges of language acquisition for refugee children, and share some Canadian research focusing on the factors and trajectories for language learning in these populations of children.

Click here for a more detailed description of Patrick Huang’s keynote.

Click here for a more detailed description of Dr Martha Crago’s keynote.

 Conference Registration

Registration for the conference has now closed.

    • Proof of membership will be verified upon check in at the conference. Please contact membership@teslns.com if you are not sure of your membership status.