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Black History Month 2024

This February, TESL Ontario joins millions of others across Canada in recognizing Black History Month 2024. This important month honours the legacies, contributions and rich cultural heritage of Black people in Canada today and throughout our nation’s history.

The theme for Black History Month 2024 is Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build.

Black History Month is an opportunity to collectively listen, engage with, and learn about Black Canadian histories…

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Call for Research

Do you teach French or English to bi/plurilingual students? We are interested in your experience.

In order to support English and French teachers in Ontario, the University of Ottawa research team invites you to take part in a study on the use of digital technologies to mobilize plurilingual and inclusive teaching practices. By participating, you will be helping us to foster the academic success and social inclusion of bi/plurilingual students.

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today, as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day coincide, we at TESL Ontario take time to reflect on our responsibility as guests on Turtle Island.

We recognize that reconciliation is an ongoing process, perhaps one without end. We further recognize that we all must play a role and be active participants rather than passive observers.

We continue to work to deepen our understanding of the ongoing effect of the residential school system and…

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ChatGPT Prompting the Basics 

February 19, 2024

During interactions over the past year with language instructors in various venues, I have observed a trend with educators’ generative chat usage.  Instructors are aware of generative chat technologies such as ChatGPT and Microsoft Edge Copilot through mainstream media, social media, relatives, students, or their peers. However, few have gone beyond sampling these tools ... Read more

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Smartphones can be a “Smart” Helper in the Classroom

February 12, 2024

At first glance, smartphones may seem like the ultimate language roadblock for ESL learners. The alluring prospect of effortlessly translating any text with a simple tap can lead to a habit of overreliance, hindering genuine language absorption. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. When approached with a strategic mindset, smartphones can indeed become “smart... Read more

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Navigating the Labyrinth: Understanding Cognitive Load in the Language Classroom 

February 5, 2024

  In the dynamic realm of language learning, teachers continually seek ways to optimize the learning experience for their students. One crucial factor often overlooked is cognitive load, the mental effort required to grasp new concepts in language learning. Recognizing and managing cognitive load in the language classroom can significantly impact student engagement, comprehension, an... Read more

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