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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.

The conference at-a-glance schedule is now available. Also, be sure to explore the online conference schedule. Details are available here.  Please note the schedule is subject to revision.  

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

Conference rates for the Westin Hotel are only available until September 29th, subject to availability. More information about room reservations is 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