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Listening Workshop with Beth Sheppard

BC TEAL is pleased to announce a special workshop “Balanced Listening Instruction” with Beth Sheppard from the University of Oregon. Plan to attend on  Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Global Village English Centres – Vancouver. Read More

Pronunciation Workshop

Register for “Pronunciation Activities that Make a Difference” with Emma Hatfield of Corpus Academics. This workshop will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at ELS Language Centres – Vancouver. Read More

Technology Workshop

Teach using principled technology-enabled instructional methods. Register for a special workshop with Brian Wilson (UBC-Vantage), Nathan Hall (LISTN) and Eilidh Singh (UBC-ELI) taking place Saturday, November 21, 2015. 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.

New! BC TEAL Journal

The BC TEAL Journal is a peer-reviewed open access publication of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL). The journal exists to promote scholarship related to the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in British Columbia, with articles explicitly reflecting the varying contexts and settings of the BC TEAL membership. The publication is available freely online at:

The BC TEAL Journal invites your submissions.

The first issue will be published in the late Fall 2015.


BC TEAL Fall 2015 Newsletter

The fall issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter has just been published, with the theme of “Professional Development.”

A huge thank you goes out to all of the authors and contributors to this issue. Special thanks in particular are sent to Vania Ganacheva-Kasui and Alison Truelove for their efforts in getting this issue out before the Tri-TESOL conference. Please enjoy this latest offering from BC TEAL.

Scott Roy Douglas
Editor, BC TEAL Newsletter

Tri-TESOL 2015 Conference

Along with our neighbour affiliates WAESOL and ORTESOL, BC TEAL is co-hosting Tri-TESOL 2015, a pacific northwest international conference for EAL/ESL professionals. Join us this fall in Washington state, October 2-3.

TEAL Charitable Foundation

Donate for the 2015 Climb for the Cause
Go to , click on DONATE, select a name from the list, and fill in the online donation form. Donations are processed by PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to donate. If you don’t have a PayPal account, please select the credit card option. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

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

October 17, 2015Listening Workshop with Beth Sheppard at Global Village – Vancouver

October 23, 2015BC TESOL Conference at Gladstone Secondary School

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

November 1, 2015 - Deadline to apply for TCF Awards

November 15 – 21, 2015 - EAL Week

November 21, 2015 - Pronunciation and Technology Workshops at ELS Language Centers

Spring 2016 - BC TEAL Island Regional Conference

April 29 – 30, 2016 - BC TEAL Annual Conference at SFU, Surrey Campus



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