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EAL Week 2017
2017 Board Retreat

Plan to Attend Tears to Smiles 2017!

Support refugee education by coming to this year's ‘Tears to Smiles – Wine and Cheese Reception’ on Friday, November 17th from 7 to 10 pm at Creekside Community Centre.  Tickets are $35 and available by phoning 604 736 6330. Read More

Celebrate EAL Week in BC

Join us as we celebrate EAL Week in the province of BC from November 17 - 24, 2017. See Upcoming Events below to find out what is taking place in your region. READ MORE to view the proclamation. Read More

Lower Mainland Regional Conference

Join us Saturday, November 18 at Columbia College for the 2017 BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference. We are honoured to have Dr. Maite Taboada from SFU as the plenary speaker. Onsite registration will be available. 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.

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

Newsletter – Summer 2017 Issue

The Summer 2017 issue of TEAL News has just been published with the theme of “Celebration! BC TEAL’s 50th Anniversary.” In this issue you can read about trends in English language teaching, the promising practices of an English conversation program, a reflection on Refugee Rights Day materials, a look at curriculum in a BC Curriculum off-shore high school, an interview with Michael Galli, EAL week contest entries, an update on LearnIT2teach, and the BC TEAL/TESOL bursary winner’s experiences at TESOL 2017.

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

November 17, 2017 – TEAL Charitable Foundation Tears to Smiles 2017 at Creekside Community Centre

November 18, 2017 - BC TEAL Lower Mainland Regional Conference at Columbia College

November 21, 2017 – EAL Week – LINC Open Space

November 22, 2017 – EAL Week | Fraser Valley Region – Networking Event

November 23, 2017 – EAL Week | Northern Region – Networking Social

November 23, 2017 - Webinar | Ideas to Printed Page: Getting Started in Publishing

November 24, 2017 – EAL Week | Kootenay Region Event

November 24, 2017 - EAL Week | Vancouver Island Region – Professional Development Event

November 25, 2017 – EAL Week | Okanagan Region – Mini Conference

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

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