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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 2019 Conference

The ATESL Board is ecstatic to have found two intrepid ATESL members to lead this year's 40th Anniversary Conference. We'd like to welcome aboard Alana Johnson and Jacky Rivas as our 2019 Conference Co-Chairs. Please join us in wishing them the best of luck!

The conference is being held in Calgary on October 18 & 19, at the Westin Hotel.

If you live in Calgary and you'd like to get involved with this year's ATESL Conference, email a brief statement of interest to Roles and positions on the Conference Committee include people who are skilled in:

Programming & scheduling
Reviewing presentation proposals
Recruiting publishers and exhibitors
Promotions and publicity
Special events planning (like our Ed-Tech Summits and Lightning Talks)

We'd greatly appreciate your support and time.

ATESL 2018 Conference

The ATESL 2018 conference, Leaders and Learners: Integration and Inclusion, was a great success and a big thank you to all attendees, presenters and the Conference Co-chairs and Committee!

If you are looking for presentation information, you can find a link to the Presentation and handout folder on the Conference Program page.

Conference Presentation and Handout Folder

Questions about the conference? Please e-mail

ATESL Ed Tech Special Interest Group

The Ed Tech SIG will be meeting again soon - 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