Facilitator Forum: Leading Professional Learning (2 days)

Audience:  Professionals who coach, lead and facilitate adult learning

Dates:   Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
               Friday, December 9, 2016 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please click here for more details.


The CLB Contest:  Language is the Key

The Canadian Language Benchmarks is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2016 with a contest.  Please click here for more details.  Contest ends October 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST.


Many Languages, One World:  2016 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum

ELS Educational Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the third year of our sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations, of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2016.  The contest will qualify contestants for a trip to New York to participate in the United Nations Global Youth Forum.  The goal of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum is to support multilingualism and to recognize the continued impact of the United Nations’ six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.  As such, students are being asked to write their essays in their second or third language.  For full contest details, rules and entry guidelines, please visit

For this year’s contest, 10 winners will be selected from entries in each language for a total of 60 winners.  ELS Educational Services, Inc. will award each winner with an all-expense paid trip to New York in July of 2016.  Students will attend a five day Global Youth Forum on the campus of Hofstra University to prepare to present their views at United Nations Headquarters.  At the Global Youth Forum, the students will create plans of action addressing selected topics.  These international delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with invited international scholars and tour New York City.  The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday 31 March, 2016.


Post TESL Certificate Training (PTCT)
Classroom-Based Planning and Assessment Incorporating the CLB

10 week online course

Course starting January 12th 2016!!

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks is gearing up for the start of it’s fourth Classroom-Based Planning and Assessment Incorporating the CLB online course on January 12th 2016. This course is designed for ESL teachers who want to increase their classroom planning and assessment skills in programs using the CLB. It is only one of the courses offered by TESL Ontario as part of the PTCT program. Course reimbursement is not being offered this fiscal year through TESL Ontario. If you are interested in participating in the course later this fall or in January. If your are interested in participating, please get in contact with the CCLB at at the latest this Friday January 8th 2016.

If you do wish to participate, please note the following:

  • course orientation to be held January 12th 2016
  • course start date is January 13th 2016
  • course runs until March 23rd 2016
  • course fee is $425.00+applicable tax

The CCLB’s ten-week online course consists of a three-part assignment designed to pilot a module plan and two assessment tasks, customized to the participant’s classroom context. The course also provides a strong foundation for those preparing to use Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA).

The course is open to any teacher who meets the pre-requisites for entry:

  • a TESL Certificate or TESL Ontario Accreditation
  • 200 to 300 hours of teaching experience at a government institution is recommended
  • experience with the CLB’s

Due to the nature of the course, participants either need to have their own classroom or access to learners in order to pilot assignment assessment tasks. Previous participants have advised they spend approximately 10 hours a week on assignments, online posts and readings. It is a graded course and 80% is required for successful completion.

Thank you for your interest and we are happy to discuss further with you.


TESL SK Nominations for Directors

We are still seeking Directors for the Board

Nominations are due on October 3, 2015.

Click Here for the 2015 Nomination for Director Form: TESL 2015 Nomination Form