We are so excited and proud of this initiative which all started because of YOU, TESL Ontario members. This blog is being run by volunteers who are passionate about sharing knowledge and building a wider community. This blog site is completely new to TESL Ontario, so take some time and have a look through all the tabs and make yourself comfortable here. We’re sure you’ll find something that interests you.
The TESL Ontario Blog Project was created because of the TESL Ontario members’ community. In 2013, members made it known that they wished to have a forum to share resources and learn from others’ experiences. Now, in 2014, we are making it happen.
2016 – Year in Review | TESL Ontario Blog We want to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2017. We look forward to weekly posts from our amazing guest bloggers and occasional bloggers who always provide first-rate resources, tips, and practical ideas that encourage us all to strive towards excellence in our profession.
BRIDGING THE GREAT DIVIDE Written by - Nadeen Sullivan, I have been teaching in an EAP program for the last six years. The goal of our program is to prepare international students for the experience of studying in a post-secondary program alongside their domestic peers. Understandably, competence in their use of English is paramount. However, I am constantly struck by the fact that domestic students and international students,...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS It’s that time of year again where our team would like to express a huge THANK YOU to all of you for reading our blog and commenting on our posts. As this season of relaxation, reflection, and rejuvenation is upon us, we’ll be taking a break from the blog and will return in the New Year. This is a great time for you to catch up on posts you’ve missed or re-read posts you’ve enjoyed and be inspired.
BACK TO SCHOOL: FIRST DAY JITTERS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS Written by - Beth Beardall While many of you may already be going into your 2nd or 3rd week of classes, we wanted to share some ideas to get over those first day jitters that so many new instructors and students may be feeling. For more ideas on get-to-know activities, please click on the link to read Cecilia’s blog posted previously: Get-to-know activities in the language classroom