Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

TESL: More than English
November 26, 2022
Start Times  Schedule at a Glance
Read Session Descriptions
9:00am  Pre-Conference Session: TESL NS 2022 Annual General Meeting  Current TESL NS members to attend 
9:30am  Opening Remarks: Welcome & Announcement 
9:45am  Going Beyond the Checked Box of DEI in the Classroom: Examining the Cs and Infusing SEL and JEDI into Classroom Pedagogy . Read More.
10:45am  Session 1A: Technology and Differentiated Instructions to foster Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in any teaching environment  Session 1B: Raising Language Awareness and promoting foreign languages
11:45am  Session 2A: How Virtual Language Learning Informed My Teaching Session 2B: Using Music to Teach English and Build Community
1:45pm  Lending (Students) an Ear: Designing a Diagnostic Tool for Guaging Listening Skills Download Presentation Here Session 3B: Creating Community in Virtual Learning
2:45pm  Session 4A: Fostering Learner Engagement with Mentimeter Session 4B: Content, Creativity & Collaboration with Ellii (ESL Library) Session 4C: A Trailblazing Digital Language Upskilling and Reskilling Platform Uniquely Customized to Individual Newcomers for Personal and Professional Success
3:45pm  Closing Remarks
NOTES: Keynote and Session presenters have prepared 45-minute presentations All times are indicated in Atlantic/Halifax Time (AST)

General Conference Information 

Welcome!  We are pleased to be able to offer a virtual conference with sessions available online via Zoom.  Our conference theme is “TESL: More than English” Our goal for this conference is to provide a space to share ideas, strategies, materials, and research related to the field of English language learning.   

Our attendees include professionals, instructors, teachers, volunteers, students and researchers. In this inclusive and diverse environment, we hope that all participants have a positive and productive experience. We hope that you will engage in the sessions and be exposed to some valuable and interesting information. 

The logistics of a virtual conference are daunting and since our staff will be working remotely, we will do our best to make sure everything runs smoothly. Attendees will be sent an electronic conference evaluation following the conference, and we appreciate your feedback! 

TESL NS is a proud affiliate of both TESL Canada and TESOL International. For more information, see https://www.tesl.ca/  & https://www.tesol.org/. 

Read more about our Keynote presenter, Dr. Anastasia Khawaja.

TESL Canada Anti-Racism Statement. TESL Canada is comprised of, and supports the active expression of, different voices, identities, cultures and worldviews. This is part of our identity as an organization. The TESL Canada National Board knows that Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter. We stand against racism, discrimination and injustice in all their forms, and commit to reviewing our policies and practices with an anti-racist lens and to promoting anti-racist pedagogies. We ask that our members continue to hold us accountable in this commitment. 

We are all treaty people.  It is important that we acknowledge that Acadia University & TESL Nova Scotia are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq who have been living on these lands since time immemorial. We acknowledge the treaties of peace and friendship, and we thank the Mi’kmaw people for their generosity in sharing their homeland with us. We recognize this is a small, but meaningful step in reconciliation. 

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