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2018 BC TEAL Annual Conference

BC TEAL is pleased to announce our 50th annual conference keynote speakers: Nicky Hockly, Greg Kessler, and Ahmar Mahboob. Take advantage of EXTRA Early Bird prices for members and join us May 3 to 5, 2018. Read More

Upcoming Webinar - March 7, 2018

Join Cari-Ann Roberts Gotta on March 7 at 7:00 pm for a webinar about the key features of the rhythm of Canadian English, a suggested progression for teaching it, and recommendations for teaching materials. Read More

Congratulations TCF Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of 2018 TCF awards. Read more to learn about this year's recipients. 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 2018 Issue

Welcome to the Winter Issue of TEAL News! Our theme ‘The Many Voices of TEAL’ reflects the importance of multiple perspectives on various issues in our work. This issue also features practice-based articles that point to the importance of cooperation to help students grow. These articles challenge us to try out new tools and approaches in our classrooms. No matter whether you find this newsletter in print in the teachers’ lounge or on a mobile device during your daily commute, we hope that you find teaching ideas, reflections, and news from our Board, to be meaningful and relevant for your life and work.

Refugee Award Winner

Buela Say is this year’s winner of the 2016 TCF Refugee Award. Buela was born in Mae Ra Moe Refugee Camp on the northern Thai/Burma border. In 2008, Buela’s family arrived in Canada as Government Assisted Refugees and spoke no English. As refugees, Buela’s family faced huge challenges: ongoing medical issues, housing problems and difficulties adjusting to life in Canada. Buela’s family is very large – she is the sixth oldest of twelve children. Four of her siblings have a genetic blood disease called Thalassemia. In 2011, one of her sisters passed away after spending eight months in BC Children’s Hospital. She was just eleven years old. Buela hopes to become a model for her little sisters by being the first person in her family to go to university. She writes about going to university, “It will be very challenging. I worry about tuition payments, transportation, working, taking difficult classes and balancing university with my family responsibility.” READ MORE

Upcoming Events

March 7, 2018 - Webinar | Moving Beyond Pronunciation Pairs: Teaching the Rhythm of Canadian English

May 3-5, 2018 - BC TEAL 50th Annual Conference at UBC Vantage College, Vancouver

May 5, 2018 - BC TEAL AGM at UBC Vantage College, Vancouver, from 2-3 pm. Board positions are available, deadline for nominations is 5 pm Friday, April 20, 2018.

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