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 fall issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter has just been published, 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.
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
The TEAL Charitable Foundation’s charitable status enables it to engage in fundraising activities to support its mandate. The Foundation operates an endowment fund managed by the Vancouver Foundation. The annual interest revenues are used to fund the TEAL Charitable Foundation awards, scholarships and bursaries as well as designated professional development activities and events each year.
To donate, please go to bcteal.org/tcf , click on DONATE, select an award 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!
February 20, 2016 - BC TEAL Island Regional Conference at ICA Victoria
April 28 – 30, 2016 - BC TEAL Annual Conference at SFU, Surrey Campus