Regional Event: Okanagan Seasonal Bites

Regional Event: Okanagan Seasonal Bites

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Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 10 (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm), BC TEAL Okanagan presents “Seasonal Bites.” This event features short 10-minute presentations on EAL related topics by three graduate students from the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education followed by a social gathering with seasonal goodies and drinks.

Address:  Waterscapes Lounge, Herons 1 – 1083 Sunset Drive, Kelowna. From Ellis Street, Herons 1 is the 2nd building on the left, and if coming from Sunset Drive, it’s the first building on the right. Please enter from the side door (where the gym entrance is) to find the Waterscape lounge.

Parking: Sunset Drive or Ellis Street

Transit: The number 2 bus stops right in front of the Waterscapes Community on Ellis Street. The Queensway bus terminal is a 10-minute walk from the venue.

Additional Notes: Entrance is free for BC Teal members and $5 for non-members. There will be a BC TEAL member draw.

RSVP: Please RSVP by text to (250) 575-4208

Speaker Information

Principles for Designing, Adapting, and Evaluating English Language Teaching Materials

This short presentation explores how various additional language acquisition theories can be and are connected to English language teaching materials development, evaluation, and adaptation.

Ronan Scott has been teaching English for six years, and he is currently studying for an MA in Education in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of education. His focus is on English language teaching materials development and evaluation.


Instructional Strategies for Working with English Language Learners

Today, teachers select and blend diverse instructional strategies from the different traditional approaches that fit their particular classroom contexts. This blending allows them to support English language learners (ELLs) best by adapting to their individual needs in various subject-specific, language, and social environments. The more commonly used strategies are related to differentiation, comprehensible input, and cooperative learning.

Claudia Marroquin has been an English as an additional language teacher in Chile for more than 15 years. She is interested in additional language teaching and learning, and she is currently a MA student in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education.


Intercultural Communicative Competence and English for Academic Purposes

Drawing on the findings of a recent self-study, this short talk will explore the concept of “culture bumps” and discuss ways in which teachers can interpret and address them in their classrooms.

Michael Landry has worked extensively in Asia and Canada as an academic manager, teacher educator, and university lecturer. Michael is currently undertaking doctoral studies through the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education. He is also a project manager for Learn YOUR English. His research interests include EAP and relationship between intercultural communicative competence and second language acquisition.

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