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News

Immigrants' Language Gains Tied to Better Health

A recent CBC article reports on studies that suggest a correlation between English language proficiency and immigrant health.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/10/19/immigrant-health-language.html

Tougher Language Exam Proposed for Citizenship

In a Toronto Star article, we learn about the Department of Citizenship and Immigration’s plan to “[crack] down on the language competency of newcomers” with regards to the proficiency test used when applying for citizenship.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1070388--tougher-language-exam-proposed-for-citizenship

 

Newsletters

Our ESL Infusion Newsletter is designed to help teacher candidates, practicing teachers and teacher educators become more aware of the ongoing news and events pertaining to their field. This news/event information includes workshops, references to new resources and support for language learning. The Newsletters also include many useful websites linked for the benefit of the user.


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2012 Newsletter

 

Events

After School Newcomer Hub

If you are a student in grades 7-10, free after school homework help is available in math, science, English, French, and other subjects as needed. Gaming and other fun activities can also be enjoyed.

When: 3-6pm, Monday-Friday, Ongoing

Where: Toronto Public Library

Contact: afterschool@torontopubliclibrary.ca

 

TESL January Workshop

What: An ESL Survivor Kit - or – A Refresher Course Workshop
Who: Fran Marshall
Where: S. Walter Stewart Library ‎
When: January 28, 2012

Are you a ‘new’ instructor looking for survival tips and techniques – or are you a ‘used’ instructor looking for a refresher course? The workshop comprises practical, challenging activities from three popular presentations.

http://tesltoronto.org/january-2012-event

 

New TESOL Book

TESOL is seeking proposals for short booklets to be considered for inclusion in a new ELT series. This booklet will cover topics including English language teacher development. A great opportunity for aspiring authors!

Deadline: May 1, 2012

http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/sec_document.asp?CID=198&DID=13715

 

Conferences

TESL Canada Conference     

TESL Canada’s next conference – TESL Interiors: Landscapes of Literacies and Language – is currently seeking proposals for papers, presentations, performances.

When: October 11-13, 2012

Where: Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

Deadline: May 13, 2012

http://www.tru.ca/tc2012.html

http://www.teslcanadaconference.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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