BC TEAL 2020 Annual Conference & The Image Conference

BC TEAL 2020 Annual Conference & The Image Conference

Start: Thursday, April 23, 2020
End: Saturday, April 25, 2020

BC TEAL is honored to host an event with The Image Conference at Douglas College’s New Westminster campus.  We will explore the theme of 20/20 Vision. Participate in this opportunity to enhance your perspective and practice.

The Image Conference is the only conference in the world exclusively focused on the use of image in ELT. The two key aims of the conference are to put media and images at the centre of the language learning agenda, and to offer guidance on using media and images critically and creatively in language teaching in the age of the Internet.

Learn more about the Image Conference by reviewing previous conference programs: Brussels, Malta, & Lisbon.

The conference schedule and important updates can be found at bctealimage2020.sched.com.

For inquiries about sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, please contact admin@bcteal.org.

Call for Proposals – BC TEAL & The Image Conference

The Call for Proposals for BC TEAL’s 2020 Annual Conference is now open. Please submit using the online submission form.

The Call for Papers for the Image Conference is now open. Submit via the online submission form.

The deadline for proposal submissions for both conferences has been extended until Monday, January 27th at midnight.

N.B.: You are welcome to submit more than one proposal and submit to both the BC TEAL and the Image Conferences.


Early bird registration is now open! Register by March 20th at midnight to access early bird rates.  Be sure to log in to your BC TEAL account to access member rates.  To renew your membership or register as a new member, please visit the registration page.

Lunch is included with registration.

For inquiries about bulk registration please contact the BC TEAL office at admin@bcteal.org.

Plenary Speakers

Sylvia Karastathi is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting, Ionian University and the academic director at the Department of English Language and Language Teaching at New York College, Athens, Greece. She holds a PhD in contemporary literature and visual culture from the University of Cambridge, UK, and an MA in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York, UK and a DELTA. She has previously published in the field of word and image studies in The Museal Turn (2012) and The Handbook of Intermediality (2015). Her research interests include museum education, and visual literacy in language education.

Kieran Donaghy is an award-winning writer, international conference speaker and teacher trainer. He is the author of books for students and teachers of English as a foreign language. His publications include Film in Action (Delta Publishing), Writing Activities for Film (ELT Teacher2Writer) and Video, and The Image in ELT (ELT Council). His website Film English http://film-english.com/ has won a British Council ELTons award and an English Speaking Union award. He trains teachers at The School for Training, his specialist teacher training institute in Barcelona. Kieran is the founder of The Image Conference and co-founder of the Visual Arts Circle.

Anthropologist and linguist David Harrison has been a National Geographic Fellow and co-director of the Society’s Enduring Voices Project, documenting endangered languages and cultures around the world. He has done extensive fieldwork with indigenous communities from Siberia and Mongolia to Peru, India, and Australia. His global research is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Linguists, and his work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, USA Today, and Science. David is both a professor of linguistics and associate provost for academic programs at Swarthmore College.



BC TEAL is grateful to our sponsors for their generous support. Thank you to National Geographic ELT (Plenary); Douglas College (Host), Paragon Testing Entreprises (Platinum); New Language Solutions & British Council IELTS (Gold); UBC English Language Institute (Silver); SFU English Language & Culture & Douglas College English Language Learning & Acquisition (Refreshments).

Early Bird
(before March 21)
BC TEAL Member
Early Bird (before January 25)
Discounted BC TEAL Member
Early Bird (before January 25)
Early Bird (before January 25)
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