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.
The BC EAL Directory of Courses and Employment Programs is now available on the BC TEAL website! Please feel free to share this resource with your colleagues, students, and network. READ MORE
The spring/summer issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter has just been published with the theme of “Building Community.” In this issue, you can read about our past president, sponsoring practicum students, teaching pronunciation, keeping classroom conversations active, the benefits of a community of contact, the annual BC TEAL conference, British Columbians teaching abroad in South Korea, Oman, China, and Kazakhstan, the Farashah communication cards project, and experiences volunteering to help Syrian refugees.
In 2011, the TEAL Charitable Foundation made a commitment to raise funds for young refugees. Refugee families are often unable to financially support their children who wish to study at the post-secondary level. After three years of fundraising and with BC TEAL’s financial support, the TCF Refugee Award was established. The $100,000 endowment provides for a $3000 annual award to a young refugee student graduating from secondary school and wishing to study at a post-secondary institution in BC.
In 2014, the TEAL Charitable Foundation committed once again to fundraising a $100,000 endowment for a second $3000 annual award for a young refugee wishing to study at a post-secondary institution in BC. The second refugee award will be named the Taiga Galli Memorial Refugee Award in memory of Michael and Yuka Galli’s son who passed away at the age of six weeks in October, 2013. READ MORE
September 30 – October 1, 2016 - BC TEAL Interior Regional Conference at Thompson Rivers University
October 11, 2016 - EAL Teacher Personal Wellness Workshop at ISS of BC – Welcome Centre
October 15, 2016 – Kootenay Regional Event – Brunch and Round Table Discussion at the Hume Hotel in Nelson, BC
November 20 – 26, 2016 - English as an Additional Language Week / EAL Week
November 25, 2016 – TCF ‘Tears to Smiles’ Fundraiser at Creekside Community Centre
May 4 – 6, 2017 - BC TEAL Annual Conference at Vancouver Community College