The TESL Ontario Blog Project was created because of the TESL Ontario members’ strong community engagement. In 2013, members made it known that they wished to have a forum to share resources and learn from others’ experiences. Since 2014, we’ve been making it happen.
- To provide resources for TESL Ontario members by TESL Ontario members
- To share experiences and educational tips
- To open up dialogue and enhance learning for both students and educators
Who We Are
The blog is administered by Beth Beardall, Elyse Borgdoff, Gordon Hatt, Barb Smith, and Samina Nazar. The blog articles come from a diverse group of Guest Bloggers who post regularly throughout a one-year publishing term that can be renewed each year. We also highlight blogs from the wider TESL Ontario community of occasional bloggers (Guest Contributors).
Hello everyone! I’m Barb Smith, your friendly Occasional Blog Administrator based in the heart of Toronto. With a TESL certification under my belt, I have a keen eye for crafting and refining both digital and print content. Beyond my communications expertise, I take pride in teaching through the LINC program, assisting immigrants from various backgrounds in their language journey. Collaborating with multiple organizations as a LINC instructor, I’m dedicated to making a positive impact in our diverse community.
Hello, I’m Samina Nazar. I’m excited to join the TESL blog team as Admin on this language and learning adventure. As a TESL teacher, my passion is unveiling effective teaching techniques, discovering engaging materials, and exploring the wonders of English. From editing to proofreading my work will be to help ESL teachers find innovative classroom strategies, assist students in navigating English’s subtleties, and offer insights to language enthusiasts. Let’s transform language barriers into bridges and embark on this incredible journey together!
This blog is a project of TESL Ontario.