Miss ESL Canada: Toronto English School Chelsea Sponsors Beauty and Brains Contest Featuring ESL Students, Teachers and Staff

Toronto, Canada, January 29, 2010 --( The economic recession and H1N1 delivered serious challenges to many International ESL students, schools and employees in 2009. So, now that the worst seems to be over, the principal of Chelsea Language School in Toronto, Robbie McMullan, feels it's time for a little celebration of sorts. His chosen method: to hold a beauty and brains contest that's open to all students and employees involved in Canada's ESL industry.

McMullan explains, “We're going to use the power of the Internet to gather and prequalify participants for the final show by having each of them email in a photo and a brief description of why they should be chosen. Successful applicants will then have their photos and essays posted on Chelsea's ESL blog at and they will be invited to the final show that will be held in Toronto on May 15th. We will give online viewers an opportunity to comment on the prequalifiers – a kind of a modification of the American Idol / Canadian Idol model. Then, at the show itself, Miss ESL Canada will be selected by a panel of judges as the member of the finalists' group who embodies the best combination of beauty, brains, personality and character.”

McMullan encourages people to have fun and nominate themselves or just that pretty and smart ESL student, English teacher or industry employee they know. McMullan says with a grin, “hey, my own wife was a Junior Miss Korea winner herself; so, I have, of course, nominated her. Just don't tell her about it,” he adds with a laugh.

How To Enter

You may enter yourself, or a friend, co-worker or girlfriend. Deadline for entries is March 31st, 2010.

To enter, please send a brief email to that includes the following information.

1. First and Family names

2. Native Language and Home Country

3. Age (actual or approximate)

4. Approximate English level as of January 31st, 2010 (Low-Beginner, High-Beginner, Low-Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Advanced)

5. Telephone number in Toronto (if available)

6. Reasons why you think the entrant should be chosen as Miss ESL Canada
(minimum 1 paragraph).

7. Approximate date the entrant plans to leave Canada (if applicable)

Please also include at least one photograph yourself.

Chelsea Language Academy ( is a fast growing English school in Toronto, Canada that was originally founded in 1993 in Tokyo by its principal, Robbie McMullan. Mr. McMullan is a highly experienced language teacher, writer and alumnus of Harvard University.


For further information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Robbie McMullan, please call Jin Park at +1 416 322 0008 or e-mail Jin at

Contact Information:
Chelsea Language Academy
Robbie McMullan
Additional Contact: Ms. Jin Park. 1+ 416 322 0008

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