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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.

Registration Open until October 5th.

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Conference Schedule now available for view

Questions about the conference? Please e-mail

Pecha Kucha at the Conference

Have you heard of a Pecha Kucha presentation?

It’s a 6-minute, 40-second presentation during which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each.

ATESL will be hosting its own Pecha Kucha at the ATESL conference in October and we are looking for 3-4 presenters.

When and where is it?

ATESL Conference - Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton- October 12-5:30pm-6:15pm (after the AGM)

Is there a theme?

Yes! Educational Technology in language teaching.

Think of an app, tool, platform or some kind of technology that you use in your teaching and that you’d like to share with the teaching community.

Who do I contact to submit or if I have more questions?

Please direct any questions and/or to send your submissions to

ATESL Ed Tech Special Interest Group

The Ed Tech SIG will be meeting again on September 24th - watch your emails.

Western Canada Language Training Learning Event - February 2018

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