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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 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Enhancing Intercultural Communicative Competence

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Participants will learn about ATESL’s new online resource and increase their capacity to integrate intercultural communicative competence (ICC) into their practice through interactive activities.
ATESL’s research revealed that ICC was not fully integrated into ESL instruction in Alberta. ESL instructors reported needing materials and that they are too busy to develop their own. It also revealed that some instructors do not value ICC and that some instructors perceived that learners did not value ICC. The discussions at national conferences suggest these findings might be applicable to BC as well.
To address the need, ATESL partnered with Bow Valley College and NorQuest College and created a resource which includes lesson plans and activities that address ICC as detailed in the ATESL Adult ESL Curriculum Framework. PD workshops (similar to this session) were also designed and facilitated to help ESL instructors gain confidence in integrating ICC into their practice.

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Yuji Abe

NorQuest College
Yuji Abe is a LINC instructor at NorQuest College in Edmonton. Yuji has also done applied research and facilitated intercultural workshops during his 5 years with the Centre for Intercultural Education at NorQuest. Last year, he published two articles on pragmatics for TESOL Inte... Read More →

Thursday May 4, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
1205 (Bldg B) VCC Broadway

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