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Why join BC TEAL? Over the years many EAL professionals have decided to become members of BC TEAL. Some of us are EAL instructors with years of experience who are interested in furthering our career through collaborative research initiatives. Others are new teachers who are looking for opportunities to network with and learn from seasoned instructors from other institutions. Still others are administrators wanting to find PD opportunities for our staff, as well as a supportive community of our own.

BC TEAL membership enables you to keep up to date with the ever-changing field of EAL in British Columbia and offers incredible opportunities for growth in the industry. Whether you are along-term instructor or someone just entering the field, there is something great waiting for you with BC TEAL.

Join BC TEAL and Become a Member of BC’s EAL professional community

Read our FAQ to learn more about BC TEAL membership types and other frequently asked questions. Please note: BC TEAL membership for the applicable time frame from the date of purchase, is non-refundable and is non-transferable.

Here is a list of just a few of the benefits that come with being part of the BC TEAL community:

  • Discount registration rates for the BC TEAL Annual Conference
  • Discount registration rates for the BC TEAL Regional Conferences & Professional Development Sessions
  • TEAL Newsletter – published 3 times per year
  • BC TEAL Journal – a peer-reviewed open access journal
  • BC TEAL Social media pages including Facebook and Twitter
  • Provincial EAL Week Celebrations and Activities
  • Advancing the profession through advocacy
  • Eligibility for the TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for teachers and students (the TCF awards up to $15,000 each year)
  • Access to Bursaries for conferences
  • Access to funding for collaborative, inquiry-based research through the BC TEAL Teacher Inquiry Groups initiative
  • BC TEAL Regional Representatives initiative with groups and regular professional development meetings in: Fraser Valley, Kootenays, Northern BC, Okanagan, Thompson-Nicola, and Vancouver Island
  • Opportunities to network with other EAL professionals from around BC through our online Community Area
  • Access to  job postings emailed to members and posted in our online community section of the website
  • BC TEAL is an IATEFL Associate Member and a TESOL Affiliate member and these relationships offer benefits to the BC TEAL membership.  BC TEAL members who have not been members of TESOL the past 3 years receive a 25% discount on TESOL membership & IATEFL offers a discount membership rate for BC TEAL members
  • Support of important initiatives such as the BC TEAL Refugee Project

Whether you are new to the profession or not, there are many reasons to join BC TEAL, and we invite you to join our community of professionals.

Please note: BC TEAL does not issue membership numbers.

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