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A TESOL pre-conference symposium in Vancouver

In partnership with TESOL International Association
BC TEAL is thrilled to partner with TESOL International Association for our upcoming 50th annual conference! Sign up for the full-day pre-conference symposium on Thursday, May 3rd.

Attend 3 interactive workshops led by international experts–Nicky Hockly, Ahmar Mahboob, and Greg Kessler–as you explore the theme of ‘The Global Citizen and New Technologies’.

“This symposium will provide you with practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve your ELT work. Themes include: creating global citizens, women in technology, and overcoming the “I don’t do tech” mindset” (from Symposium registration is $95.

Can’t make it to the symposium? Our invited experts will also deliver plenary talks and workshops at the conference May 4-5.

TESOL symposium information at

Conference Schedule


Nicky Hockly
Nicky Hockly
Director of Pedagogy, The Consultants-E
Digital Literacies for the Global Citizen (symposium workshop)
Teaching in Virtual Space (conference plenary)
Remix Culture (conference workshop)


Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler
Patton College of Education, Ohio University
Preparing Teachers for the Future: Automation and Intelligent Tools (symposium workshop)
Preparing Teachers for the Future: Social Media and Intelligent Tools for the Globalized World (conference plenary)
TBD (conference workshop)


Ahmar Mahboob
Ahmar Mahboob
Department of Linguistics, University of Sydney
Towards a Pedagogy of ‘Global Citizenship’: Practices and Principles (symposium workshop)
Space-time, Language, Society and Pedagogy: Multiple Intersections (conference plenary)
TBD (conference workshop)