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Teachers of English as a Second language (TESL Canada)

TESL Canada’s Mission is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations.

TESL Canada’s Values:

  • Excellence in language, settlement, and refugee programs;
  • National standards for professional certification and teacher training program recognition;
  • Working together with provincial and territorial associations on common goals;
  • Promoting ongoing professional development;
  • Research and scholarship in the field of teaching and learning ESL;
  • Linguistic rights for individuals and communities;
  • Equality of employment opportunity for qualified non-native English-speaking and native English-speaking teachers; and
  • Assisting with English language development while still protecting Ancestral languages for speakers of Indigenous first languages.