The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes the highest standards of teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English.
ATESL Conferences

ATESL 2016 Conference

Presenters interested in sharing their presentations and/or handouts are welcome to e-mail the files to Irene Wood ( Presentations and handouts can be viewed and downloaded from the ATESL website at

ATESL 2017 Conference

The Westin Hotel located in downtown Calgary will be the venue for the ATESL 2017 Conference taking place October 20 - 21st. ATESL is currently seeking co-chairs and planning committee members. If you are interested in helping to organize the event, please contact Lisa Rochman at for details.
A supportive reference guide for effective curriculum development in a variety of adult ESL programs...
A common set
of expectations regarding what constitutes best practices in adult ESL and LINC programs in Alberta.


This is the second of three workshops offered in Edmonton to introduce the new ATESL ICC resource developed in collaboration with Bow Valley College and NorQuest College.
Dec 21 2016
Four short presentations on different aspects of teaching literacy learners
February 23, 2017