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BC TEAL conference registration

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Langara College and the LEAP program are hosting the 51st annual BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL) conference on April 12-13, 2019. The conference theme is “Intersections in EAL: Identity, Indigenization, Interculturalization”.

The increasing diversity of students in our classrooms enriches the educational experience for us all. It invites us as individuals to consider what shapes our own culture and identity and encourages us as instructors to further reflect on and refine our teaching practice. Our student population may push us to move beyond our familiar, tried-and-true teaching methods, encouraging us to incorporate new teaching strategies into our learning design.

This April, join fellow scholars and instructors in the fields of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), teacher education, Indigenization, interculturalization, and content-based language instruction as they share current theory, insights, and research on teaching linguistically and culturally diverse students.

Keynote speakers:

  • Shelly Johnson, Ph.D., Thompson Rivers University “Red Intersections in EAL: Moving along the Indigenization Continuum within this Colonial Context” (Shelly Johnson gave the inspiring keynote at the Indigenizing Post-secondary Curriculum event held at Langara in May 2018)
  • Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, Ed.D., Catholic University of Uruguay, “Situated Teaching for Situated Authentic Learning: Lessons from and for EAL”
  • Tyson Seburn, M.A., University of Toronto, “Our Materials Oxymoron and the Inclusion of LGBTQIA Narratives”

Concurrent sessions:

Concurrent sessions will cover topics ranging from innovations in teaching approaches, working with diverse learners, content-based language instruction, current research in English for Academic Purposes, and much more. Session descriptions are available online.

Pre-Conference Institute:

The Pre-Conference Institute, held on April 11, 2019, will feature a variety of 3-hour workshops, including:

  • Dreaming in Red Pedagogies: Toward Decolonizing/Indigenizing EAL Curriculum in BC
  • Through out Students’ Eye: Visual Thinking Strategies
  • Incorporating Experiential Intercultural Awareness into your EAL Classroom
  • Academic Reading Circles for Collaborative Reading and Writing

For the conference schedule and details of sessions, visit To register with a 10% Langara discount code, contact Sandra Boehm, the LEAP Program Coordinator and BC TEAL Conference Co-Chair at

For general registration information, visit The early bird deadline is March 11.

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