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Press Release: EAL Week in BC

The BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language opened provincial EAL Week today by echoing a legislative committee’s call for stable, predictable funding for post-secondary English as a Second Language programs.   Read More

Lower Mainland Regional Conference

The 2014 Lower Mainland Conference will be held this Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Vancouver English Center (VEC). Online registration is now closed.  On-site registration will be available the day of the conference. Read More

EAL Week, November 16 – 22, 2014

Thank you for submitting your Learner Success Stories. Submissions will be on display at the upcoming BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference.       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.

Thompson Region – Winter Warm-ups: Pedagogy and Politics

Tuesday, December 2nd
4:00-6:00pm (followed by a social)
Kamloops Immigrant Services  -  448 Tranquille Road

The afternoon will begin with a fun-filled, action-packed hour of warm-up activities from a number of presenters.  You are sure to take away a couple of new ideas for energizing your class during the cold winter months.

The second hour will focus on “things that get us heated” with a panel presentation and discussion about the state of ESL in our area and province.  The panel will include Chris Buchner, Coordinator of ESL at Kamloops Immigrant Services, Jason Brown, 1st VP of the Federation of Post-Secondary Employees (FPSE)/ESL instructor at TRU, and Joe Dobson, 1st VP of BC TEAL and Chair of the Advocacy  Committee/ESL Instructor at TRU.

Please join us across the street at Red Beard Coffeehouse for some food and drink and to continue the conversations!

This event is free for BC TEAL Members and students.

RSVP to Karen Densky (

2014 Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind

CONGRATULATIONS​ to all the climbers and donors who made this year’s Climb for the Cause a wonderful success. Over 30 climbers completed the Grouse Grind showing their support and raising funds for the TCF Refugee Award.

It is not too late to donate! Donation pages will be open until October 31, 2014. Please consider supporting the TCF Refugee Award by donating to one of our climber’s campaigns. Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Events

November 16, 2014 – Volunteer Appreciation Event

November 16 – 22, 2014 – EAL Week

November 22, 2014BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference at VEC

February 21, 2015 – BC TEAL Island Regional Conference at Global Village

March 25 – 28, 2015TESOL 2015 Convention in Toronto

May 22 – 23, 2015 – BC TEAL 47th Annual Conference at UBC

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

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


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