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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.

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.

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Presentations for the ATESL 2017 Conference is now open. There are a number of different presentation formats to suit topics related to the conference theme including, classroom and instructional based presentations, research papers, workshops, panels, publisher/exhibitor sessions, and poster sessions. Proposal requirements and other information can be found here.

Conference registration is now open! Details are available here.  

For more details, visit the conference Welcome page

Questions about the conference? Please e-mail

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