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.
Read the fall issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter, with the theme of “Professional Development.” In this issue, you can read about the energizing power of professional development, discover a new twist on a classic classroom activity, reflect on what draws teachers to the profession and sustains them, and explore the world of teaching in Japan. This issue also contains reports from past TEAL Charitable Foundation award, scholarship, and bursary winners along with an update on the successful Tears to Smiles fundraiser. Finally, there is also a contribution to the Wired Teacher column and an article from a recent TESOL certificate graduate who is just beginning her career.
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
February 20, 2016 - BC TEAL Island Regional Conference at ICA Victoria
April 28 – 30, 2016 - BC TEAL Annual Conference at SFU, Surrey Campus