Current News Category: Press Releases

4th Annual Tears to Smiles Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

The TEAL Charitable Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser for refugees, ‘Tears to Smiles’ – Wine & Cheese Reception is coming up soon and we hope you’ll join us. The event will be held at the Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village on Friday, November 16th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 ...read more

British Columbia Government Eliminates Tuition Fees

Vancouver – The BC government announced on Tuesday, August 8 that EAL programming (English as an Additional Language often referred to as English as a Second Language) will be tuition free as funding is being restored. Follow up with the Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training confirmed that ...read more

BC TEAL Statement on Recent Events

The BC TEAL board is both saddened and shocked by two incidents which happened recently. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives while praying at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday evening. The intolerance and hatred which led to this terrible event ...read more

BC TEAL requests English as an Additional Language Programs funding restoration

Vancouver – The BC Teachers of English of an Additional Language (BC TEAL) is asking the BC government to restore funding to English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs in post-secondary institutions. Read Full Document

Tuition fees not enough to fill ESL funding gap, post-secondary cutbacks block pathways to higher education for BC immigrants, teachers say

Vancouver — Charging students tuition fees won’t be enough to meet the growing demand for high-quality postsecondary English as a Second Language education, BC’s oldest and largest association of ESL professionals warned today. Classroom closures and faculty layoffs at public post-secondary institutions will still go ahead despite new ESL ...read more