Dear TESL Ontario Member,
2011 Annual TESL Ontario Conference Information
The 2011 TESL Ontario Annual Conference is just around the corner and we look forward to seeing you there! This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto October 27th - 29th, 2011.
The 2011 conference brochure will be posted on our website on September 1, 2011. You will find access to the brochure under the Conference section of our website at www.teslontario.org. We hope that early posting of the brochure will facilitate your conference planning.
The actual conference registration will open on September 28, 2011 and will remain open until October 18, 2011.
TESL Ontario has set up a Twitter hashtag for this year's conference. Follow Conference developments and news currently being posted between now and the start of the conference and join in the live conversation at the conference by following the hashtag #TESL2011.
Conference developments are also being posted on TESL Ontario's Facebook Page and Linked In Group Discussions.
2011 Conference Assistance Program
The conference assistance invitation emails were sent out on August 29, 2011 to all the LINC, ELT and ESL Coordinators.
In this year of severe budget cuts, we were able to negotiate funding for 750 conference assistance LINC and ELT registrants.
The ESL Conference Assistance program offers 250 seats this year, 50 more than last year. We welcome the additional funding and would urge the Coordinators of blended classes to ask eligible ESL conference assistance registrants to register for the ESL program.
Both programs run on a first come, first served basis so we encourage all registrants to submit their applications forms quickly. Please note that the deadline for conference assistance applications is September 23, 2011.