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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.

Western Canada Language Training Learning Event - February 2018

For more details, Click below. Registration is open until December 15. 

ATESL 2017 Conference

The annual ATESL conference will take place October 20th to 21st at the Westin Hotel located in beautiful downtown Calgary. Wendy Chambers and Chris Wharton are enthusiastically co-chairing the conference.

The online conference schedule is now available via Sched. Details are available here.  Please note the schedule is subject to revision.  

Conference registration is open! Details are available here.  Be sure to register on or before September 29th to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing. 

The ATESL hotel block at the Westin Hotel is now full. To modify your room reservations, click here

For more details, visit the conference Welcome page

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

Questions about the conference? Please e-mail

ATESL 2016 Conference

Presentations and handouts from the 2016 conference can be viewed and downloaded from the ATESL website at