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March 2015 • •

Spring Training Conference 2015

Registration is now open for our spring training conference The Gift of the Stranger: Creating Spaces Where Strangers Become Friends. Join us for this full-day conference on April 18, 2015 at Foothills Alliance Church. This year we are offering two streams of breakout sessions. One stream focuses on practical ways to create welcoming spaces, the other focuses on strategies and techniques for the ESL classroom.

We are blessed to have Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler join us as our plenary speaker. Dr. Lepp-Kaethler is the Assistant Professor of TESOL at Providence University College & Theological Seminary in Otterburn, Manitoba. She will be speaking about Hosts and Guests in Language Teaching and The Hospitable Classroom.

Other speakers include:
  • Hannah Dissen, ESL instructor at C.A.R.E., Red Deer
  • Matt Dissen, ESL instructor at C.A.R.E., Red Deer
  • Rebecca Shinduke, ACE Trainer, Mount Royal University
  • Bethany Matchullis, Calgary Connections for Newcomers
  • Rev. Dr. Bill Dyck, Interim Senior Pastor, First Baptist
The cost for this event is $65 per person ($50 if registered and paid by April 13, 2015). For a complete list of breakout sessions, the schedule and other information, please see our website.
Last year's Spring Training Conference was a great success. Join us for our 2015 Spring Training Conference on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Register Now
Help us promote this event by placing our postcards in your bulletin, placing posters in your church or community or by showing the Powerpoint slide at the beginning of your church service. You can download the promotional material below.

If you prefer to place a text announcement in your church bulletin, you may use the text below:
Spring Training Conference: Cooperative ESL Ministries invites you to participate in their Spring Training Conference, The Gift of the Stranger: Creating Spaces Where Strangers Become Friends on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm, $65 ($50 before April 13). For more info or to register:
Thank you for your support!

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Special Easter Resource

PRI has produced an Easter video
for use in the ESL classroom.

It can be accessed at the links below.


Chinese subtitles

English subtitles

No subtitles

Youku (China's Youtube):

Chinese subtitles

English subtitles

To download a copy for higher quality viewing, go here.

The Latest From Our Blog

Read ESL classroom tips, stories from newcomers and general interest stories on our blog.
Here are the latest posts:

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Opportunity: ESL Support for Online Radio Podcasts

ATESL would like to let all members know about the following opportunity:
Opportunity Description: ESL on the Radio 2015
Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, Labour Attraction and Retention Branch, Language Training Programs is seeking proposals from qualified individuals who will work collaboratively with an area radio station to provide ESL support for online radio podcasts.The radio broadcaster operates out of the Edmonton and Calgary area; therefore the contractor would likewise need easy access to either Edmonton or Calgary.
Anybody can search, browse and view opportunity notices on the Alberta Purchasing Connection (APC) site. However, in order to download a complete opportunity that you may want to respond to, you will need to login as a registered user. This registration process only takes a few minutes to complete. Note: your browser must have cookies enabled to login.
APC Reference number: AB-2015-01619 
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Cooperative ESL Ministries is blessed to receive support from the Community Initiatives Program of Alberta Culture.

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