The Settlement Language Committee
In the Settlement Language Committee, committee members are representatives of organizations or institutions that provide settlement language programs in BC. The committee members discuss current trends, issues, gaps and needs in service delivery, and identify potential solutions and ways in which BC TEAL can offer support. The discussion and actionable items are reported back to the BC TEAL Board for further review and possible action. Meetings are held online on a bi-monthly basis. The committee hosts LINC Lounge and has a TCF Settlement Language Resource Award Committee.
TCF Settlement Language Resource Award Committee
The Settlement Language Resource Award and legacy fund was established in 2016 by the Language Instruction Support and Training Network (LISTN), formerly ELSA Net (2003-2016). The award amount is up to $3,000 and must be used to fund the creation of settlement language resources and/or training materials. Preference will be given to practical resources that are CLB aligned, incorporate relevant practices such as PBLA and task-based learning and have BC specific applications. All materials should be downloadable and made available through BC TEAL and Tutela websites. The TCF Settlement Language Resource Award Committee selects award recipients by reviewing the outline of their projects. The committee members meet online, as needed, to subsequently, oversee and support the award recipients’ projects to completion.
BC TEAL LINC Lounge
LINC Lounge presentations are held online, bi-monthly, for settlement-language instructors in BC. The objective is to share pedagogical information, through presentations on relevant topics, for settlement language instructors. LINC Lounge also offers an opportunity to build community among instructors and to create space and opportunity for networking.
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