BC TEAL: Message from the President

A message from BC TEAL to our TESL Saskatchewan members.

Dear TESL Sask,

I hope you are surviving the winter which has been challenging in

many parts of the province this year. From my home in Kamloops, we’ve

many parts of the province this year. From my home in Kamloops, we’ve

been cut off more than once due to heavy snowfalls. On the coast, spring

is in the air which means that BC TEAL is ramping up preparations for

our annual conferences.

The BC TEAL Vancouver Island Regional conference is in Victoria at Camosun College on Saturday, February 22nd, and the Annual Conference which is paired with the Image Conference

is in New Westminster at Douglas College on April 23-25. The Image

Conference is bringing national and international attention to our

annual conference this year, so register now and get prepared for a great event.

I will be heading to the TESOL International Convention

in Denver in March to represent BC TEAL. This is definitely a highlight

because year after year BC TEAL is viewed internationally as one of the

most successful, responsive, and innovative affiliates. 

BC TEAL would like to learn how the association can better serve its

members and to guide our future initiatives, member benefits, and

activities. We would appreciate you completing this short anonymous survey which should take less than five minutes. 

A great way to get involved with the organization is to contribute to the BC TEAL newsletter. TEAL News

invites submissions for the Spring 2020 issue. Newsletter articles are

usually 500-1000 words in length. The deadline for submissions to the

next issue of TEAL News is March 9, 2020. Please contact the editor at [email protected]

with your submission ideas. You may also want to consider submitting to

the peer-reviewed BC TEAL Journal,  which publishes on an ongoing

basis, with articles gathered into a single issue over the course of one

calendar year.Information on how to submit an article to the journal

along with author guidelines can be found here: https://ojs-o.library.ubc.ca/index.php/BCTJ/about/submissions.

I'd also like to add a note of congratulations to BC TEAL member and

VCC EAL Instructor Tanya Cowie, who is going to be a delegate at the

64th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in March.

As my term as president is drawing to a close, I look forward to

connecting with as many members as possible during the upcoming

conferences. Please let me know your thoughts on how BC TEAL can serve

the needs of your sector, and if you are interested in getting more

involved, I’ll be happy to connect you with one of our committee chairs.


Karen Densky, PhD 

President, BC TEAL (2018-2020)

[email protected]

February 23, 2020 | Communications Chair

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