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2015 BC TEAL ConferenceC
2015 TCF Awards CeremonyC

One-day Workshop with Lionel Laroche

Register for a special one-day workshop with renowned speaker and cross-cultural expert, Lionel Laroche: Bridging the Cultural Gap in the EAL Classroom on Saturday, September 19th at UBC, ELI. Space is limited! Read More

Take Part in the 2015 Climb for the Cause

This year you can climb, cycle or walk the Grouse Grind on Sunday, September 13th in support of the new Taiga Galli Memorial Refugee Award. Come and make a difference in a young refugee's life. Read More

Tri-TESOL 2015 Conference

Along with our neighbour affiliates WAESOL and ORTESOL, BC TEAL is co-hosting Tri-TESOL 2015, a pacific northwest international conference for EAL/ESL professionals. Join us this fall in Washington state, October 2-3. Read More

Welcome to BC TEAL. We hope this website provides a central meeting place and on-line community for EAL professionals throughout BC. Our goal is to advance the profession of teaching English as an additional language by facilitating  professional development for all of our members.

New! BC TEAL Journal

The BC TEAL Journal is a peer-reviewed open access publication of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL). The journal exists to promote scholarship related to the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in British Columbia, with articles explicitly reflecting the varying contexts and settings of the BC TEAL membership. The publication is available freely online at:

The BC TEAL Journal invites your submissions.

The first issue will be published in the late Fall 2015.


BC TEAL Newsletter

The BC TEAL newsletter is available 3 times a year through the BC TEAL website.

Our next TEAL NEWS will be published in the fall.

2015 Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind

The 2015 TCF Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind will take place on Sunday, September 13th at 10 am.  Our goal is to raise funds for the new Taiga Galli Memorial Refugee Award. This award will be an endowment fund and will provide an annual scholarship of up to $2500 for a young refugee wishing to study at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.

Plan to take part! This year is the first time you can choose to Climb, Cycle or Walk the Grouse Grind. If you are unable to join us on September 13th, please consider showing your support by donating or making a pledge for one of the climbers, cyclists or walkers.

Register for the 2015 Climb for the Cause
Climbers, Cyclists and Walkers, please register by completing the Climb for the Cause Registration Form and forward to

Donate for the 2015 Climb for the Cause
Go to , click on DONATE, select a name from the list, and fill in the online donation form. Donations are processed by PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to donate. If you don’t have a PayPal account, please select the credit card option. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

September 13, 20152015 Climb for the Cause at Grouse Mountain

September 19, 2015One-day Workshop with Lionel Laroche at UBC, ELI

October 2 – 3, 20152015 Tri-TESOL Conference in Seattle

October 23, 2015BC TESOL Conference at Gladstone Secondary School

October 29 – 31, 2015TESL Canada Conference at Lake Louise

November 1, 2015 - Deadline to apply for TCF Awards

November 15 – 21, 2015 - EAL Week

November 21, 2015 - EAL Week Workshops at ELS Language Centers

Spring 2016 - BC TEAL Island Regional Conference

April 29 – 30, 2016 - BC TEAL Annual Conference at SFU, Surrey Campus

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