2019 Lower Mainland Regional Conference

2019 Lower Mainland Regional Conference

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Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

We hope you’ll join us for our 2019 Lower Mainland Regional Conference taking place at Lasalle College on Saturday, November 16th. This year’s theme is “Beyond Burnout: Resiliency in EAL”.

Plenary Speaker

We are very pleased to announce Dian Henderson as the plenary speaker.

Dian Henderson, senior lecturer and ESL Department Chair at Thompson Rivers University, has been an educator for 35 years, teaching in a variety of contexts from elementary to junior high, from working with immigrants to teaching in Asia and Latin America. Her commitment to authenticity and Appreciative Inquiry informs her teaching and leading.

Plenary Topic

Resilience is founded on the ways individuals respond to challenges and is a key component of adaptation, change, and growth. Resilience offers strength to walk through vulnerability with the willingness to seek solutions and to learn. The ability to persevere is where opportunity can be cultivated. This keynote explores resilience in an EAL environment from an experiential, social-constructionist point of view. It aims to uplift audiences through personal storytelling, interaction and reflection about the heart of resilience.

Schedule at a Glance

Conference Program

Please consult the conference program for session schedules and other important information.

Conference Program

Conference registration is open

NB: Members need to be logged in to their BC TEAL account to access member rates.

Online registration is available until Wednesday, November 13th at midnight. Registration will also be available on-site on Saturday, November 16th. Lunch is included in your registration. For institutions wishing to pay a bulk registration for their instructors, kindly contact the TEAL office at admin@bcteal.org.

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed. The deadline for proposal submission was Monday, October 7th, 2019.


A big thank you to our sponsors:  LaSalle College (Host and Refreshment sponsor), University Canada West (Silver sponsor) & Gastown International Language Academy (Bronze).





For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the BC TEAL office at admin@bcteal.org.

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