Welcome to ATESL
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 2022 Online - October 14-15, 2022
Hello ATESL Members,
We hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy.
Maryna Siek and I, Sarah Kopichanski, are thrilled to announce that we are this year’s ATESL Conference Managers. Please click HERE to watch a video message introducing this year’s conference theme.
If you are interested in volunteering and sitting on a committee, please complete the Call for Committee Members form by May 30, 2022.
You can also reach out to Maryna or I if you have any questions.
Sarah Kopichanski and Maryna Siek
ATESL 2022 Conference Managers
ATESL Best Practices for Adult EAL and LINC Programming in Alberta is now available on the ATESL website!
We are excited to announce that ATESL Best Practices for Adult EAL and LINC Programming in Alberta is now available on the ATESL website!
Explore the website to check out the new inclusion sections (2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion, Anti-racism, Indigenization). As well, check out the new sections on Skills and Language for Work, Technology and Online Learning, and Supporting Learners with Diverse Learning Needs. In those sections, as well as in the Instruction, CLB & PBLA, and EAL Literacy sections, you can link to a curated list of resources for the classroom and PD resources.
We encourage you to use the online web version with descriptions of and links to resources, glosses, interactivity, and downloadable PDF, EPUB, Checklist, or read the document on Pressbooks
We also have a limited number of print copies available. Program coordinators can contact Irene Wood to request a print copy.
Please be sure to share this resource with your colleagues in the TESL/TEAL profession!
Peace & Joy in this holiday season, and a Happy New Year!
Sara Gnida - Best Practices Project Manager
and Herly Cervera - Best Practices Project Consultant
Online Learning Resources
Given all of the recent closures, the ATESL Board would like to offer support to our members and your learners.
A Google Drive folder has been created as a venue for shareable documents and resources, and a Google Doc which contains links to online learning tools and sessions.
We encourage you to share any resources that you may know of.
Please email email@example.com if you have any valuable online learning links you may know of!
This is a strong and giving community, and together we can help one another and our learners.
TESL Canada Certification
Just a reminder that all ATESL members are automatically TESL Canada members and that a portion of your ATESL fees go to pay your TESL Canada dues.
In addition to that, please note that the only national certification that ATESL currently endorses for our members is TESL Canada certification. You can find out more about TESL Canada certification here: https://www.tesl.ca/certification/tesl-canada-professional-certification.html
If you have any questions about certification please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ATESL Member Discounts
The ATESL Board has been working hard over the past year to secure discounts for our members at Alberta retailers and service providers.
Be sure to have your ATESL Membership card on hand at the following locations and keep checking back for more discounts.
ATESL 2019 Conference
40 Years: A Declaration of Excellence
Thank you everyone for making ATESL's conference 40 Years: A Declaration of Excellence a success!
We had a great turn out and exceptional presentations and speakers!
Did you take a picture at the photo booth? Look for yourself here! ATESL 2019 Photo Booth
Program and Presentations
Did you really love in the information shared at a session?
Please check for presentation handouts on the Program page in Presentation Handouts Folder : Program
We could not have done this without you!
Don’t forget to follow @ATESLnews and our Facebook page for conference follow up.
Alana Johnson and Jacky Rivas
2019 ATESL Conference Co-chairs
ATESL Ed Tech Special Interest Group
The Ed Tech SIG will be meeting again soon - watch your emails.
June 13: Educational Equity: How Educators Can Promote it in Their PracticenewMay 20, 2022
May 25: Using Interactive Digital Activities with LINC Literacy LearnersnewMay 20, 2022
May 27: How can we help students develop their oral fluency?newMay 17, 2022
May 19th: Let’s Talk About: Reading at the Right Level - Strength, Confidence, and GrowthMay 12, 2022