Tutela February 2021 Newsletter

Hi, Lisa! Here are the February updates from your Tutela team: 

Events & Webinars

Tutela Webinars

Building a Digital Ecosystem for ELT
When: Wednesday, Feb 10 | 6:00 PM EST
Presented by: Bonnie Jean Nicholas

Getting Real with Cognito Forms
When: Saturday, Feb 27 | 1:00 PM EST
Presented by: Elizabeth Abraham

TESL Ontario Public Webinars

If you are not a TESL Ontario member, you can pay to register and join a live session ($25).

Get it Write. Successfully Teaching and Assessing Writing Online - Part 1: High School
When: Wednesday, Feb 24 | 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Lavaughn John

Using and Licensing Open Educational Resources (OERs) part 1
When: Sunday, Feb 28 | 7:00 PM EST
Presented by: Shahla Noor AL-Deen, OCELT

Group Webinars

TESL Ottawa PD events is hosting the TESL Ottawa Winter PD Conference 2021 on Saturday, Feb 6. Join this public group to gain access to the conference including a plenary session and two workshop webinars.

Ach─ôv LCTS is hosting a group webinar on Thursday, Feb 11 at 1:30 PM EST on Domestic Violence and LINC Students: A Panel Discussion.

More Events & Webinars 

Events & Webinars Outside Tutela

Radically change your perspective on pronunciation and how to teach it!

Teaching Pronunciation Differently (TPD)
Details: Free, self-access course starting Saturday Feb 13 (6 weeks)
Presented by: Piers Messum and Roslyn Young
Register by email: [email protected] (max. attendance: 200)

This free, online training course uses the 'Articulatory Approach' to help students discover and experiment with the correct physical movements to successfully pronounce English, and with the teacher acting as a coach vs model. There are still spots available. Register today!

More Events & Webinars

Sharing a new resource? Do you have questions about the new PBLA Checklist? Check out frequently asked questions here.

Groups & Forums


Literacy Centre of Expertise

This public group has been created by TIES (The Immigrant Education Society) in Calgary, AB as a place to share information, resources and best practices for adult ESL literacy instruction with the community at large. The Literacy Centre of Expertise is an IRCC-funded initiative that adheres to the PBLA framework and takes a client-centered approach to literacy. Click here to join this public group.

Western LINC Coordinators

Are you a LINC Coordinator located in Western Canada? Join this discussion group on Tutela to connect with other LINC Coordinators as well as access LINC certificates.

Want to lead a collaborative group? Create your group today. It can be public or private and used to host webinars and share files with other Tutela members.

 Explore All Groups


Do you have experience conducting online assessments for Levels 1-2? A fellow teacher is seeking options for how students can submit their work online. Share your ideas here.



Check out the new resources added to this collection:

CCLB Module Plans, Resources and Reference Material

These resources have been created by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB). 4 new resources added.


Have an idea for a new collection? Click here to send us your suggestion. It's quick and easy! 

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Check out some of Tutela's new resources:

CLB 1L Module - Preparing to be an ESL Student

CLB 2 Module - Getting Coffee at a Coffee Shop

CLB 3 Module - Taking Public Transit

CLB 4 Module - Preparing to Take Prescription Medication

Talking to an Employment Counsellor Speaking Assessment CLB 4

Cirque du Soleil Lesson CLB 6

Featured Resources

This month we're highlighting new module plans from the CCLB as well as a handy resource for writing report cards and progress reports including tips, guidance and a comment bank.

CCLB CLB 1-2: Greetings and Introductions Module

CCLB CLB 1-2: A Child's Education Module

CLB 3-4 Blended Module Dealing with Household Problems

CCLB CLB 5-6 Dealing with Issues in the Community Module

HWDSB PD Day - Progress Report Comments


Do you have a list of "go to" resources? Send us your list by email so we can feature them in the newsletter.

More Resources

New PBLA self-assessed resources on Tutela!

Have you seen this green checkmark on a new teaching resource?

It means the member who contributed it successfully went through the PBLA checklist before sharing it on Tutela. And, you can be more confident using it!
The PBLA Checklist is also a great reference tool to check resources you're already using or developing. Check out the FAQ page to learn more.
Thanks to our first group of members who've completed the new self-assessment!

Thanks to last month's contributors!

Afsaneh Yeganeh, AlexeyTaranik, Alka Sood, Joanne Poole, Kashif Khurshid, CCLB-CNCLC and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. 

Want to share a resource on Tutela? Follow these few simple steps.

Pour nos membres francophones


February 4, 2021 | Communications Chair

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