Manitoba's Adult EAL Learning Network
Teacher Exchange Network

Dear EAL Professionals,

It has been five months since our last newsletter!  We have been working hard behind the scenes to (re)launch a Teacher Exchange Network for like-minded EAL professionals to share common challenges and successes in the field of Adult EAL teaching. 


Tell Us!
English Online Inc has received funding from October 2011 until March 2012 as a follow up to the Community of Practice initiative that was started last year in Manitoba.  To better understand the community, we have created an anonymous survey. Your responses will help us know more about professional needs and interests and more about Communities of Practice that are currently active.

Click here to complete the Survey.

Join Us!
We will coordinate news of activities though Teacher Exchange Network (T.E.N.). We hope EAL professionals will join and follow this social network which will act as a central location to connect with a broader network of EAL professionals and hear about exciting Community of Practice projects and events happening in and around our province, country and world!

Share with Us!
Help others connect with your Community of Practice. If you already have a group that is meeting or working on a project, let us know. Other T.E.N. members may want to join and learn from your group. Are you online or do you meet face-to-face? Help others connect with you.


Help Us Welcome Natalia!
Natalia Aleko has been hired to work on this initiative a few days a week, read more about her here.  Natalia will be trying to connect with as many EAL professionals as she can before the end of December to get them involved.  Help her connect with you in your staff room during a break or lunch time, at a staff meeting, or workshops.  If you need more information, would like to set up a meeting or receive a personal call, please contact Natalia directly at, telephone 1-204-946-5140 (x.15) or toll free in Manitoba: 1-877-335-7489.




Communities of practice
a brief introduction

This brief and general introduction examines what communities of practice are and why researchers and practitioners in so many different contexts find them useful as an approach to knowing and learning.

Building Communities of Practice
In this article Oliver Serrat from Asian Development Bank (ADB) addresses common characteristics of communities of practice.

Exploring Communities of Practice
In this presentation Paul Vieira defines community of practice and designs a plan to nurture CoPs.

Teacher Exchange Network

Continue the conversation...

  • Tell us more about yourself! Follow the instructions in  the Getting to know each other better section of our  Home page
  • Join the Teaching Multi-level Classes group
  • Join the Developing Autonomous Language Learners group
Just follow the links below:
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Funding provided by the Manitoba Immigrant Integration Program.