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TESL Canada Conference  ·  June 8-10, 2017, Niagara Falls, Canada

Welcome to TESL Canada 2017:  Celebrating Canada’s 150th!  Our annual conference took place from Thursday, June 8th to Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at the Sheraton on the Falls in beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, attendees, and volunteers who helped make this year’s conference such a great success!

Save the Date!

The next TESL Canada Conference will be taking place June 6th – June 9th, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  The conference will be held at the architecturally stunning Student Nest at the University of British Columbia.  Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information!

Keynote Speakers

We have engaging Keynote Speakers coming from across the country to share their expertise on everything Canadian. Learn the evolution of English language teaching in Canada, the history of the dialect of Canadian English, the features of Canadian pronunciation, and the origins of Canadian vocabulary.

Featured Speakers

We have Featured Speakers sharing their expertise in the five conference streams: Teaching the Four Language Skills and the Four Language Systems; Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP); Teaching English for Specific Purposes (including occupation, business and professional English); Teaching with the Canadian Language Benchmarks; and Teaching K-12 Students.

Pre-Conference Symposia

At our Pre-Conference Symposia, you will have the opportunity to gain in depth professional development experience in different roles that English language teachers play including: curriculum design, teaching Canadian culture, language assessment, teacher training and teacher education, and language program management.

Graduate Symposium

If you are a graduate student, be sure to sign up for the Graduate Symposium to work with your fellow students on developing key skills for success in the academic world.


We have some excellent speakers lined up to share their expertise and ideas in one of the many different presentation formats: pre-conference symposium, practical workshop, theoretical or research paper, panel discussion, teaching activity and materials idea exchange, language teaching and technology idea exchange and poster session.

Our Conference App has Arrived!

The TESL Canada 2017 conference app is packed with some great features!  Click below to download the Podium app, then select ‘TESL Canada 2017’ and click download at the bottom of the screen.

Get the App!

Thanks for joining us at this year’s conference and we look forward to seeing you at TESL Canada 2018!

TESL Canada Federation

376 Churchill Avenue N, Suite 208
Ottawa, ON, K1Z 5C3, Canada
403-538-7300 or 1-800-393-9199