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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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Friday, May 5 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pecha Kucha and Networking Break

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Join us for our 4th Annual PechaKucha Presentations and a tribute to our 50 at 50 award winners.

This Year's Line-Up!

Dr. Scott Douglas – MC (reprising his role- lucky for us!)
"The Hidden Messages of Multilingual Linguistic Landscapes" by Natalia Balyasnikova

"TEAL Charitable Foundation: BC TEAL and Refugees" by Jennifer Pearson Terell, Joan Acosta & Yalda Ahmadvand

 "Turtles all the Way Down" by Brian Wilson

"Toques, Twoonies, and TEAL" by Nathan Hall


The Networking Lounge will be held across the hall from the Auditorium in the Faculty Lounge. Enjoy music from VCC's music department while you graze on complimentary light refreshments. A cash bar is available: $6 for beer/wine and $3 for soft drinks. Tickets can be purchased at the VCC cafeteria and in the lounge.


Joan Acosta

Joan Acosta is a clear language writer and editor with a special interest in developing materials for adult English language learners. She is a member of the BC TEAL Charitable Foundation and the BC TEAL Refugee Project.

Yalda Ahmadvand

Yalda Ahmadvand is one of the TCF directors and past committee member of BCTEAL. She is the director of DEA Education Centre and she is passionate about educational technology.

Natalia Balyasnikova

Natalia is a doctoral candidate in language and literacy education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Originally from Russia, Natalia moved to Canada in 2013 to pursue her degree in TESL with a focus on intercultural communication, community-based research, and a... Read More →
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Scott Roy Douglas

scott.douglas@ubc.ca, University of British Columbia
Scott Douglas is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education on UBC’s Okanagan campus. He is also the editor of the BC TEAL Journal.
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Nathan Hall

Contract Faculty / Community Coordinator / Board Member, Douglas College / Tutela / BC TEAL
Nathan Hall is an EAP instructor and teacher trainer for Douglas College in New Westminster, BC. He is especially interested in pedagogically sound uses of technology in the language classroom.

Jennifer Pearson Terell

Jennifer Pearson Terell is an English language teacher, teacher trainer, BC TEAL Board member and  TCF Chair - currently 'consumed' by all things to do with the BC TEAL Refugee Project!
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Brian Wilson

Curriculum Manager, UBC Vantage College
Brian Wilson is the Curriculum Manager at UBC Vantage College. His current interests include online instructional methodology and emerging media.

Friday May 5, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Auditorium (2010 Bldg A) VCC Broadway

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