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 theme for this issue is ”From Theory to Reality”. No matter where we are in our career, we often feel uncertainty about our ability to apply what we have learned to a real setting. In ”Snippets from Abroad”, an instructor talks about facing this problem in a classroom in China. In ”Reflections”, two different instructors share their thoughts about this process. As well, sometimes to grow as professionals we need a helping hand. BC TEAL offers this hand through its many awards. In this issue we have a number of reports from winners of the different BC TEAL awards. Read their reports to find out what a ‘haptician’ is, what it is like to study abroad, what was learned from the Dallas TESOL convention, what is involved in teaching about HIV/Aids in Africa and how to teach about pain.
The TCF welcomes all donations large and small for the TCF Refugee Award. The goal is to raise enough money to make it possible to support a refugee each and every year.
Please click here to make a donation: TCF Refugee Award
The winners of the following awards have been selected:
TCF Refugee Award
David C. Lam / BC TEAL ESL Scholarship
Pat Wakefield Scholarship
BC TEAL / TESOL Bursary
Project Funding Award
Nan Poliakoff Memorial Award
AIDS & Health Education Fund
Find out who won at: Congratulations TCF Winners