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2016 Annual Conference

Join us for BC TEAL's Annual Conference at SFU's Surrey Campus April 29-30, 2016. New this year will be a Pre-Conference Institute held on Thursday, April 28th. The theme this year is Building Community, hashtag #WeAreBC16. Read More

Newsletter – Winter 2016 Issue

The winter issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter has just been published with the theme of “Transformation.” The deadline for submissions to the next issue is April 1, with the theme matching the upcoming BC TEAL Conference: Building Community. Read More

Join the 2016 Climb for the Cause!

The 2016 TCF Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind will take place on Sunday, May 29th at 10am. Click on READ MORE for registration information. Plan to take part as an individual climber/cyclist, or register as a team! 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.

Newsletter – Winter 2016 Issue

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.

TCF Refugee Award Winner

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

Upcoming Events

April 28, 2016 - Inaugural Pre-Conference Institute at SFU, Surrey Campus

April 29, 2016 – 2016 AGM at SFU, Surrey Campus

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

May 29, 2016 – 2016 TCF Climb for the Cause – Grouse Grind

September 30 – October 1, 2016 - BC TEAL Interior Regional Conference at Thompson Rivers University

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