English as a Second Language Council

ESLC Website


The English as a Second Language Council (ESLC) acts as an advocate on behalf of students learning English as a second language and seeks to constantly improve and promote the teaching of English as a second language.


To achieve its mandate, the ESLC promotes the increased sharing of ideas and concerns related to students learning English as a second language, and encourages contact among teachers working with ESL students. The Council seeks to provide opportunities for learning and improving classroom strategies with ESL students. Up-to-date information is readily available on the direction of ESL instruction at all levels: locally, nationally and internationally.

Crucial to achieving these goals is the annual conference, which provides keynote speakers and workshops to provide stimulating classroom ideas for ESL teachers.


The ESLC publishes the Accent e-newsletter.

Council Fees

Category Fee
Regular Membership $35
Student Membership $0
Life Membership $25
Subscriptions $26


Contact information for the executive members of the English as a Second Language Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.

English as a Second Language Council

Council Executive/Comité exécutif

Joan Miles
Phone (bus): 000-000-0000 
Gaylene Mackay
Phone (bus): 403-347-8911 
Fax: 403-343-2792
Diane Pham
Phone (bus): 000-000-0000 
Fax: 403-777-7158
Publications Director
Annie Fung
Phone (bus): 587-315-9980 
ATA Staff Advisor
Elissa Corsi
Phone (bus): 780-467-4727 OR 1-800-232-7208 
PEC Liaison
Kathy Hoehn
Phone (bus): 403-500-2064 
Fax: 780-455-6481

Upcoming Conference(s)/Congrès à venir

There are no upcoming conferences currently scheduled./Il n'y a aucun congrès de prévu en ce moment.