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2013 Vancouver Island Conference at UVic

The Vancouver Island 2013 Conference will be held February 16th at the University of Victoria’s English Language Centre.   The theme of the conference is “Bringing Theory To Life: Ideas in Practice”. The plenary speaker will be Dr. Li-Shih Huang, Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at UVic. She will deliver a speech titled ” ‘You have to know the story in order to the tell the story’: The steps, challenges, and opportunities presented by action research as a professional-development tool.”

Online registration is now closed. Please register on-site Saturday morning.  Registration includes coffee, snacks and a catered lunch.  Prices are $50 for students and discounted members, $60 for BC TEAL members and $70 for non-members.

Click on the schedule tab for an overview of the day’s events. Click on the updates tab for info on accommodations and sample presentation titles.

Click here to download the Conference Program.

Click here to download the Conference Poster.

Click here for information on parking: http://www.uvic.ca/security/assets/images/CSEC-Parking-Map-Dec-2012.pdf.Lots 2 & 4 are closest to the Continuing Studies Building, where the conference will take place. Saturday has a flat rate of $2.25 (except for the University Centre Parkade.)

We look forward to welcoming all of you from Victoria, the Island and beyond!

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February 16, 2013

Block Timeframe Room Event
Registration 8.00-9.00 TBD Registration

Registration

Workshops Block A 9.00-10.30 TBD Workshops Block A

Using On-Line Communication to Practice Listening and Writing (Stella Chung)

Visual English – Using Images in Classroom Activities (Emma Hatfield)

Hopituh Shi-Nu-Mu, the Peaceful People: Contrasting Cultures (Tom Cochran)

Field Trips and Guest Speakers: Connecting with Community (Shawna Williams)

Morning Break 10.30-11.00 TBD Morning Break

Refreshments, Publishers’ Tables

Plenary Speaker 11.00-12.15 TBD Plenary Speaker

The plenary speaker will be Dr. Li-Shih Huang, Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at UVic. Dr. Huang writes a regular column for the BC TEAL Newsletter. To read previous issues, visit the newsletter page of the website.

Lunch (provided) 12.15-13.15 TBD Lunch (provided)

A catered lunch is included with registration fees.

Workshops Block B 13.30-14.30 TBD Workshops Block B

Language Learning and Community through In-Tandem Learning (Elisabeth Williams)

How to Keep Students Interested during Boring Activities (Jennifer Cummins)

Digital Learning Solutions for Today’s Teacher (Tony Burzillo)

Grammar: According to Preopositions (William Moore)

Afternoon Break 14.30-15.00 TBD Afternoon Break

Publishers’ Tables, Door Prizes

Workshops Block C 15.00-16.00 TBD Workshops Block C

Pathways between Music and Language (Beth Konomoto)

A Comparison of Individual and Group Writing of ESL Students (Maryam Rostamy)

Decoding /l/ – /r/ Perceptual Difficulties by Japanese Learners of English (Huan Lin and Akitsugu Nogita)

Blended Learning in the Adult Immigrant Classroom (Jason Green)

Accommodations:

Conference attendees will receive a special rate of $99 for a room at the Victoria Marriott. To access this deal, phone reservations toll-free at 1-877-515-2148 and ask for the BC TEAL group rate. You can also book directly online by clicking here.

Presentations:

Some of our presentation titles include -

Using On-line Communication to Practice Listening and Writing (Stella Chung)

How to Keep Students Interested During Boring Activities (Jennifer Cummins)

Visual English – Using Images in Classroom Activities (Emma Hatfield)

Pathways between Music and Language (Beth Konomoto)

Click here to download the Conference Program

University of Victoria, Continuing Studies Building Ring Road at Gabriola Road, Victoria, BC V8N 3N6

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