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Vancouver Island Regional Conference

Join us on February 17, 2018 at Global Village English Centers in beautiful downtown Victoria for our Island Regional Conference focused on 'EAL in Action'. Onsite registration will be available. Read More

Upcoming Workshop - March 2, 2018!

Practical Intercultural Awareness Strategies for the EAL Classroom with Taslim Damji. Learn about the impacts of hidden bias and the intercultural awareness strategies that you can use to address and manage them. Read More

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

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

Postponed until 2018 - Webinar | Online Presentation Basics: 10 Steps to Conquering Your Fear

February 17, 2018 - BC TEAL Vancouver Island Regional Conference at Global Village English Centers, Victoria

March 2, 2018 - Workshop: Practical Intercultural Awareness Strategies for the EAL Classroom at Vancouver Community College, Vancouver

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


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