ESL Rural Routes Newsletter

A message from Sara Gnida, ESL Rural Routes Regional Consultant:


Hello ESL/EAL/ELL  programs and providers,

I will be offering a selection of Rural Routes workshops, online, between January and April 2015. This February I will be offering:

  •    ESL Tutor Training (Tuesday, February 3rd, 7:00-9:30 p.m.)
  •    Interactive Strategies for Teaching Speaking (Tuesday, February 10th, 7:00-9:30 p.m.)
  •    Strategies for Teaching Pronunciation, Part 1 (Saturday, February 21, 10:00-12:30 a.m.)

For a detailed description of the workshops being offered, go to this link:

If you or your ESL tutors or instructors are interested in any of these workshops, you can register at The login and links to the workshop and handouts will be sent to you two day prior to the workshop.

Also, Rural Routes in partnership with Volunteer Alberta is offering the Volunteer Engagement for ESL Providers workshop again!  This online workshop is on February 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

For more information and to register, visit the Rural Routes website and click on 'Events'



Sara Gnida MEd

ESL Consultant, Rural Routes Initiative
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