What We Do
What We Do
The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes the highest standards of teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English.
|Professional Development Opportunities||Liaising||Creating Awareness||Communicating Standards|
|Encouraging and providing professional development opportunities that are consistent with generally accepted principles of adult learning and with currently understood principles of second language learning and teaching.||Liaising with other organizations, local, provincial, national, and international, engaged in education.||Creating awareness about immigration, settlement of immigrants, and English language learning by communicating with government, business, and the general public.||Encouraging awareness of issues of accountability and program standards by communicating with English language program providers and learners.|
|Administering Accreditation||Develop Policies & Procedures||Involving Learners|
|Encouraging the highest standards of teacher preparation and performance by overseeing an ESL teacher accreditation process which encourages high standards of teacher preparation and performance.||Working collaboratively with government to develop policies and procedures which govern the provision of English language programs and related services for immigrants to Canada.||Encouraging and supporting the participation of learners in the decision-making processes that determine their educational choices.|