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BC TEAL Newsletter

TEAL News is available 3 times a year through the BC TEAL website. The purpose of the Newsletter is to share information, research, cultural issues, announcements and updates relevant to teachers of English as an additional language.

The Winter 2017 issue of TEAL News has just been published with the theme “BC TEAL’s Community of Practice: Reflecting on 50 Years.” In this issue you can read about using headlines in the classroom, community English language classes, teaching newcomers with refugee experiences in small communities, self-care for EAL teachers, neuromyths, extending perspectives, employment conditions for EAL instructors, ethnography, English language testing, the ATESL conference, Australia, and TESOL 2017. You will also hear from BC TEAL’s president, executive director, and publication chair.

The deadline for submissions to the next issue is April 1, 2017.  The general theme of the next issue is “Celebrating 50 Years!” Please contact the editor, Natalia Balyasnikova, with your submission ideas:

Download the Winter 2017 Newsletter, or choose a previous edition from the BC TEAL Newsletter Archive.

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BC TEAL Journal

Call for Submissions to the BC TEAL Journal

The BC TEAL Journal is a peer-reviewed open access publication of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL).  The journal exists to promote scholarship related to the teaching and learning of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in British Columbia, with articles explicitly reflecting the varying contexts and settings of the BC TEAL membership. The publication is available freely online at

The BC TEAL Journal invites the submission of original previously unpublished contributions, such as research articles or theoretical analysis, classroom practice, and opinion essays, from all sectors and experience levels represented by the BC TEAL membership.  Research type articles should be no more than 7,000 words, plus references.  Theoretical analysis, classroom practice, and opinion essays should be no more than 3,500 words, plus references.  Please refer to the Author Guidelines for more information on submitting to this journal.

Manuscripts are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, with papers that have completed the review and editing process being published in either the Fall or Spring issue.  For more information on the submission process, please visit

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