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bhudkins - 11/12/2015 4:13:08 PM
   
Get to know more about ATESL
Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes quality teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English. It also provides many special professional development opportunities to its members and non-members with ESL interests, including monthly workshops, an annual conference, and an online resource library.
Rural Routes and ATESL signed a one-year Memorandum of Agreement for the year 2015-2016 to work cooperatively to strengthen the relationship between Rural Routes and ATESL.
For more information on services provided by ATESL, the ATESL Board members, or to find out about events happenings throughout the ATESL community, visit the ATESL website at www.atesl.ca.
The ATESL website also gives access to the resource library which provides information on ESL teaching and other ESL-related resources, including links to other websites of interest. Browse the Alberta Initiatives Gallery http://www.atesl.ca/albertaInitiativesGallery to look at a compilation of resources funded and developed in Alberta.
We are happy to provide you the link to the latest newsletter:
http://atesl.ca/sites/default/files/resources/September%202015%20ATESL%20newsletter.pdf

Key articles in this newsletter:
Board reports and messages
TESL Canada Conference Update
Focus on Research – Marian Rossiter & Marilyn Abbott, featuring Shadowing: An Evidence-Based Technique to Help Learners Improve their Pronunciation, by Jennifer Foote
Learning English with CBC – Kristen Rehn Adema

For access to most of ATESL's archived newsletters, browse the following page:
http://atesl.ca/newslettersArchive

TESL Canada
TESL Canada members: Calling all action-research enthusiasts!
Have you ever contemplated doing research in your own classroom that could help you reach your pedagogical goals, but felt unsure about how to tackle it? TESL Canada is pleased to launch its Teacher-Researcher Mentoring Program. To submit your expression of interest or for more information, please visit: http://teslcanadapdblog.org/teacher-research/
Barb Hudkins BEd
Project Manager, Rural Routes Initiative
Faculty of Foundational, Careers and Intercultural Studies (FCIS)| NorQuest College
T 780.644.6758 | F 780.644.5815|

The Rural Routes Initiative is funded by Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education and Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour


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