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2016 TEAL Ref Proj BBQ-1-2B

Interior Conference - Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2016 BC TEAL Interior Regional Conference is now open! The conference will take place September 30 to October 1, 2016 at Thompson Rivers University. The deadline to submit is Friday, September 2nd. Read More

Tri-TESOL 2015 Conference Proceedings

We are pleased to let you know that the Tri-TESOL 2015 – Transcending Boundaries and Interweaving Perspectives: Conference Proceedings are now published and available online. Read More

BC EAL Directory

The BC EAL Directory of Courses and Employment Programs is now available on the BC TEAL website! Please feel free to share this resource with your colleagues, students, and network. 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 – Spring/Summer 2016 Issue

The spring/summer issue of the BC TEAL Newsletter has just been published with the theme of “Building Community.” In this issue, you can read about our past president, sponsoring practicum students, teaching pronunciation, keeping classroom conversations active, the benefits of a community of contact, the annual BC TEAL conference, British Columbians teaching abroad in South Korea, Oman, China, and Kazakhstan, the Farashah communication cards project, and experiences volunteering to help Syrian refugees.

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

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

November 20 – 26, 2016 - EAL Week

November 25, 2016 – TCF ‘Tears to Smiles’ Fundraiser at Creekside Community Centre

May 4 – 6, 2017 - BC TEAL Annual Conference at Vancouver Community College

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