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Join us for BC TEAL’s 2017 Annual Conference and Anniversary Celebration at Vancouver Community College’s Broadway Campus, May 4th to 6th. We are thrilled to be celebrating our 50th anniversary, and look forward to having you join us for three days of professional development and celebration.
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Thursday, May 4 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
50th Anniversary Carnival with our Main Attraction, Jill Hadfield! Plus Carnival Games, Food & Drink!

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Join us to celebrate our 50 years as Canada's first professional association for EAL instructors! The evening will kick off with a PD session led by the renowned Jill Hadfield, then will be followed by entertainment, carnival games, and refreshments. This event is $10 for members and non-members, pre-registration is required. Details to follow.

The Main Attraction - Jill Hadfield! The Carnival Band! BBQ Burgers & Sausages! Popcorn! Candy Floss! Craft Beer - Jongleur beer from Strange Fellows Brewing! Ha-Ha-Ha Yoga - Come for a belly laugh and leave with sore abs. Feel re-energized and get some fun ideas for your class! The Carnivalizer - to help you cast off the cloudy skies get you into the Carnival spirit! Twitter Twinsies Extravaganza! Fishing Game & Prizes! Balloon Dart Game & Prizes! TCF Ring Toss Game & Prizes - by donation! Circus Performers! Retro Room! Future Tense Fortune Teller! Castle of English Horrors!

Our Main Attraction of the evening is a Professional Development session by Jill Hadfield, Motivation, Imagination and L2 Identity. Recent motivation research has shifted the focus to the relationship between motivation and the learner’s identity. Within this approach, the L2 Motivational Self System (Dornyei 2005) is an important new theory, backed by considerable research.
The Motivational Self System is a tripartite construct of L2 motivation, consisting of the Ideal L2 Self (the internal desires and vision of the learner), the Ought-To Self (external pressures and incentives) and the L2 Learning Experience (the actual experience of engaging in the learning process). This new approach has very direct practical implications as it opens up a whole new avenue for promoting student motivation through the use of the imagination to envision identity. However the approach as yet lacks any direct practical applications which could be used by L2 teachers.  In this talk I will outline the theory, explain how a motivational programme can mediate language learning and suggest some practical activities.

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Jill Hadfield

Associate Professor, Unitec, New Zealand
Jill Hadfield has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in Britain, France, China, Tibet, Madagascar and New Zealand, run short courses and seminars for teachers in many other parts of the world and worked as consultant for the UK’s British Council and Department of Internation... Read More →

Thursday May 4, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Auditorium (Bldg A) & Event Space (Bldg B) VCC Broadway

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