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.
A famous quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet occurs in Act 3 Scene 1. In his soliloquy Hamlet asks “To be, or not to be: That is the Question.” While Hamlet is questioning his life and his existence, many of us now use his lines to question our acceptance of a role, or an identity, and the effect this role/identity has upon our life.
Identity is the theme of this issue. Select the link below to read about the different explorations of this theme.
Editor, TEAL News
The 2014 Lower Mainland Regional Conference will be held on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at Vancouver English Center (VEC).
The conference will be centered on “Celebrating Learner Success“.
More details are available at: http://www.bcteal.org/conferences/
We look forward to welcoming all of you to this exciting event!
Sheila Mattila and Don Bury
PD Committee Co-chairs
September 21, 2014 – TCF Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind 2014
October 4, 2014 – BC TEAL Interior Regional Conference at Selkirk College
October 18, 2014 – Full-day Workshop with Lionel Laroche
November 16, 2014 – Volunteer Appreciation Event
November 22, 2014 – BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference at VEC
November 22 – 29, 2014 – EAL Week
February 21, 2015 – BC TEAL Island Regional Conference at Global Village
March 25 – 28, 2015 – TESOL 2015 Convention in Toronto
May 22 – 23, 2015 – BC TEAL 47th Annual Conference at UBC
October 2 – 3, 2015 – 2015 Tri-TESOL Conference in Seattle
October 29 – 31, 2015 – TESL Canada Conference at Lake Louise