When: December 11th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm PST
Where: Online via Tutela. Please register below.
The BC TEAL Journal is an open access peer-reviewed publication that fosters local scholarship and publishes articles related to English as an additional language teaching and learning. Meet the journal’s editor and find out about the latest articles, volunteer opportunities, and submission process.
This webinar is a chance to meet the editor of the BC TEAL Journal and find out more about BC TEAL’s scholarly publication, an open access peer-reviewed journal that focuses on English as an additional language teaching and learning as it relates to a wide range of contexts in British Columbia. The journal publishes research articles, theoretical analyses, classroom practice descriptions, opinion essays, and book reviews. Readers of the journal can find an interesting variety of topics, with some of the most recent addressing independent study skills, portfolio-based language assessment, early language and literacy needs, belongingness, academic dishonesty, high school EAL, and academic vocabulary. Webinar participants have an opportunity to become more familiar with these topics and more as they explore key findings and consider the implications for their own practice.
Participants will also consider the role of the scholar-practitioner in the teaching and learning of English as an additional language, and how they can contribute to the community’s knowledge resources, enhance the field, and invest in their intellectual well-being as writers and volunteers for the journal. The journal supports scholar-practitioners as they ask questions and find answers by providing a venue for submitting articles and engaging in peer review as part of their own continuing professional development. The supports in place and the publication standards for this type of professional development are described and major steps such as manuscript preparation, double-anonymous peer review, major and minor revisions, developmental editing, copy editing, proof reading, and layout are outlined in detail. Webinar participants will leave inspired to contribute to local scholarship and ready to be more involved with their professional association’s scholarly journal.
Scott Roy Douglas is the BC TEAL Publications Chair (2019–2021) and the editor of the BC TEAL Journal. He is also an associate professor in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education, where his focus is on English as an additional language teaching and learning. Currently, his graduate students are exploring topics such as effective ELL instructional strategies, principles for ELT materials development, and intercultural communicative competence in EAP classrooms.