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.
2021 Conference Early Bird Registration Extended
Early bird registration for ATESL's 42nd Conference - Lighting the future: Expanding Expectations has been extended to Friday, September 24th at midnight in consideration of the Alberta Government announcements last week. We recognize that there may have been a number of people who were unable to register before the early bird deadline closed on Friday September 17th.
You can register now with the link below and take advantage of the Early Bird Rates:
Don't miss the lineup of world-renowned Keynote Speakers: Dr. Dwayne Donald, Scott Thornbury, Dr. Ena Lee and Dr. Rod Ellis and attend sessions and workshops from experts in the field from the comfort of your own home!
Join us October 15th and 16th for two days of learning.
Denise Lo & Sofia Elgueta
Online Learning Resources
Given all of the recent closures, the ATESL Board would like to offer support to our members and your learners.
A Google Drive folder has been created as a venue for shareable documents and resources, and a Google Doc which contains links to online learning tools and sessions.
We encourage you to share any resources that you may know of.
Please email email@example.com if you have any valuable online learning links you may know of!
This is a strong and giving community, and together we can help one another and our learners.
TESL Canada Certification
Just a reminder that all ATESL members are automatically TESL Canada members and that a portion of your ATESL fees go to pay your TESL Canada dues.
In addition to that, please note that the only national certification that ATESL currently endorses for our members is TESL Canada certification. You can find out more about TESL Canada certification here: https://www.tesl.ca/certification/tesl-canada-professional-certification.html
If you have any questions about certification please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ATESL Member Discounts
The ATESL Board has been working hard over the past year to secure discounts for our members at Alberta retailers and service providers.
Be sure to have your ATESL Membership card on hand at the following locations and keep checking back for more discounts.
ATESL 2019 Conference
40 Years: A Declaration of Excellence
Thank you everyone for making ATESL's conference 40 Years: A Declaration of Excellence a success!
We had a great turn out and exceptional presentations and speakers!
Did you take a picture at the photo booth? Look for yourself here! ATESL 2019 Photo Booth
Program and Presentations
Did you really love in the information shared at a session?
Please check for presentation handouts on the Program page in Presentation Handouts Folder : Program
We could not have done this without you!
Don’t forget to follow @ATESLnews and our Facebook page for conference follow up.
Alana Johnson and Jacky Rivas
2019 ATESL Conference Co-chairs
ATESL Ed Tech Special Interest Group
The Ed Tech SIG will be meeting again soon - watch your emails.
September 21 - Introducing a Suite of Inclusive and Antiracist Writing GuidesnewSept. 13, 2021
August 19th - Let's Talk About Digital Literacy SkillsAug. 9, 2021
July 15- Let's Talk About Free ReadingJuly 6, 2021
June 25: Edmonton Summer Social and Spatial Chat Technology ExplorationJune 15, 2021