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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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Saturday, May 6 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Peace Linguistics: A Positive Response to a World at War

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According to Gomes de Matos (2014), an important step toward the birth of Peace Linguistics took place when with the publication of an entry by David Crystal (1999), in which he stated that that Peace Linguistics was ‘an approach which emerged in the 1990s among many linguists and language teachers in which linguistic principles, methods, findings and applications were seen as a means of promoting peace and human rights at a global level. It emphasized the value of linguistic diversity and multilingualism’ (p. 415). However, something happened to the promise of Peace Linguistics, and interest appeared to have faded away. Now -- after a year of some of the most fearful, hateful and angry politics, in the UK, the USA and elsewhere – seemed to be an important time to resurrect Peace Linguistics. So, in Winter 2017, a new, 50-hour credit-bearing, degree-level Peace Linguistics course was piloted at a university in Hawaii.

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Andy Curtis

Professor, Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University
Andy Curtis received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, and his Ph.D. in International Education, both from the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a professor in the Faculty of Education there. Prior to 2007, he was the Executive Director of the School of English at... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1206 (Bldg B) VCC Broadway

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