BC TEAL is pleased to work with our members on initiatives that are of relevance to the EAL profession and that support our English language learners. In keeping with our mission, we continue to look for opportunities to raise awareness, provide professional development, and share expertise.
TESL/TESOL Teacher Education Programs in BC
The TESL/TESOL teacher education programs are located in BC and for the most part focus on teaching English to adult speakers of other languages.
See our complete list of TESL/TESOL Teacher Education Programs
EAL Parent and Caregiver Resource for School Age and Adult Children
The EAL Parent and Caregiver Resource for School Age and Adult Children is designed to support English language students who have young adult and children. This resource will provide lessons to support language acquisition with a focus on the education system, internet safety and protection for children, along with child and young adult culture in Canada. While helping parents and caregivers navigate through the social and educational systems for children, the resource will help teachers create an inclusive and trauma informed practice while working with newcomer families.
Promoting Civic Engagement through Intercultural Education and Skilled Volunteering
Promoting Civic Engagement through Intercultural Education and Skilled Volunteering is designed for LINC/EAL classrooms, volunteer support and employment programs. It prepares newcomers for volunteering and employment opportunities by introducing commonly encountered intercultural challenges in the workplace, providing a framework to support understanding different behaviors and strategizing to respond effectively. There are ten lesson plans in this resource and some simple assessment templates to support PBLA requirements in LINC programs.
Refugee Men’s Health and Well-being: A Resource for Language Instructors
Refugee Men’s Health and Well-being: Strategies for Language Instructors has been researched and designed to help EAL instructors and male students engage in topics around men’s physical, sexual and emotional health and well-being in a safe, supported way. It offers 8 lessons at approximately CLB 3, including activities and handouts, and a resource list of information, services and EAL resources related to refugee health and well-being.
Newcomer Women’s Health Resource – New Strategies for Women Learning English for Better Health
The Newcomer Women’s Health Resource is designed to provide strategies and activities for teachers working with immigrant and refugee women-only classes in the settlement EAL sector. There are three parts to the resource with topics covering overall women’s health, gynaecological health needs, and healthy friendships and relationships. There are seven lesson plans and some simple assessment tools that can be used as part of PBLA requirements in a LINC program.
Helping Children Learn – Fun activities to do with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
This set of three booklets in easy-to-read English is intended for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and anyone working with young children. Organized by age level, the booklets have simple, everyday activities to help children become successful learners.
English Language Lesson: Climb for the Cause – CLB 3
English Language Lesson: Climb for the Cause – CLB 6
These two lessons were developed to promote the annual TCF fundraising event, ‘Climb for the Cause’ and to explain the importance of fundraising for refugees in need. The lessons are at CLB 3 and CLB 6, and include reading passages and interactive learning activities.