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Letter to Minister Virk

The Board of Directors of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language, on behalf of its 1000 members, is writing to express our deep concern about the continued uncertainty of funding for English as a Second Language programming across our province. Read Full Document

BC Proclaims Nov 16 – 22 English as an Additional Language Week; Teaching Professionals Urge Government to Protect Quality ESL Training

Vancouver – The BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language opened provincial EAL Week today by echoing a legislative committee’s call for stable, predictable funding for post-secondary English as a Second Language programs. Read Full Document

City of Vancouver Proclamation

The following is an official proclamation of “EAL Week” by the Mayor of the City of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson. Read Full Document

Province of BC Proclamation

The following is an official proclamation of “EAL Week” by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Read Full Document

Professional Association Questions ESL Cuts at VCC

Vancouver, BC – The Board of Directors of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) is deeply concerned and disappointed about the sudden closure of English as a Second Language (ESL) programming at Vancouver Community College (VCC) as announced on May 29, 2014. ...read more