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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
Conditionals in Context: When the Grammar Texts don’t Align with Authentic Texts

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EAL, particularly discipline-specific EAP instructors, need to take a more critical stance towards what structures they teach and texts students encounter. In this workshop we focus on examples of conditional language well beyond “if clauses” in Political Science and Physics texts. We demonstrate lesson development for our first year students, building on familiar structures and extending to unpacking the underlying conditional aspect in atypical structures manifest in their course readings.


Fatimah Mahmood

UBC Vantage College
Fatimah Mahmood is an Academic English lecturer in the Applied Science faculty at UBC Vantage College. With her MA in English Language Teaching (Pakistan) and MA in TESOL (TWU), she is destined to teach for life.
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Jennifer Walsh Marr

AEP Lecturer, UBC Vantage College
Jennifer Walsh Marr is an Academic English lecturer in the Arts faculty at UBC Vantage College.  She has a BA in Applied Linguistics (UVic) and MA in Curriculum & Instruction (SFU), 20 years teaching experience and a soft spot for those who use “whom” correctly... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
1213 (Bldg B) VCC Broadway

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