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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 2018 Conference

This year, the ATESL 2018 Conference is taking place on October 12th to the 13th in Edmonton at the Fantasyland Hotel. The theme of the conference will be Leaders and Learners: Integration and Inclusion, which aims to explore the roles ESL instructors and administrators have in cultivating and fostering an inclusive environment.

Call for Presentations is now open - deadline extended - June 30th

Registration Now Open!

Questions about the conference? Please e-mail

ATESL Ed Tech Special Interest Group

NEW to ATESL! Join the Educational Technology Special Interest Group!

Building on the interest generated at the Educational Technology Summit held during the ATESL 2017 conference in Calgary, ATESL is pleased to announce the formation of the Educational Technology Special Interest Group (EdTech SIG).The purpose of the Ed Tech SIG is to bring English language professionals currently working with technology together on a quarterly basis to support their professional development in the area. The focus of the meetings will be guided by the SIG members and may include sharing ideas, discussing new technologies, reviewing current literature, and so much more! Meetings will be held virtually using technologies such as Google Hangouts or Zoom. Wendy Chambers (ATESL President 2015-2016) and Amy Meckelborg are taking the initial lead of the SIG and invite interested ATESL members to join the first online meeting taking place on Monday, April 16th from 7:00-8:00 pm. Please RSVP to by Friday, April 13th to receive log in information for the meeting.

Western Canada Language Training Learning Event - February 2018

For more details, and a link to the LTLE resource page, click below