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 winter issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter has just been published with the theme of “Transformation.” In this issue, you can read about transformation and English language teaching, think about language and culture in the classroom, explore integrating technology and social media, find classroom activities, learn about the TCF’s charitable events, hear from BC TEAL award winners, examine further teacher education, reflect on the learning process, see what the regions are doing, and share the experience of returning from abroad.
Laura Kynaw, winner of the 2015 TCF Refugee Award, arrived in Canada as refugee in April of 1999. In Laura’s words, “I was born in the UNHCR Refugee Camp at Mae La Oon, Thailand. My parents fled to the refugee camp because of the war going on in Myanmar. All of their lives they had to flee from village to village when the Burmese Army attacked, and eventually they found a shelter in the refugee camp. My parents spent ten years of their lives with their four children inside the refugee camp. After ten years we were blessed with the opportunity of coming to Canada. READ MORE
May 29, 2016 – 2016 TCF Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind
June 11, 2016 - BC TEAL Kootenay Region Spring Social at West Coast Grill in Nelson
September 30 – October 1, 2016 - BC TEAL Interior Regional Conference at Thompson Rivers University
November 20 – 26, 2016 - EAL Week