“Our mandate is to foster professionalism and collegiality at all workplaces. We are working to create a community whose members are involved in designing their own professional development according to their needs.”
The Mission Statement of ETEA PD Committee
The ETEA PD Committee is committed to raising the professionalism and connecting our members to the profession. Over the past 6 years we have strengthened our connection with the larger professional organizations, such as BCTEAL (The Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language) and TESL Canada by becoming an Institutional Member of BCTEAL.
Benefits available to regular BCTEAL members:
- attending conferences
- networking with other EAL professionals
- funding for group research projects
- access to grants, bursaries, scholarships
- job postings on BCTEAL website
More information can be found at
BCTEAL offers awards, scholarships, and bursaries through TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) to support individuals and groups wishing to make a contribution to the profession:
In addition, as members of a Supporting Institution, ETEA members can enjoy further discounts on BCTEAL conferences’ rates and one complimentary 1-year membership.
For more information, check:
The ETEA PD Committee members: Marina Sokolova (Chair Local 1), Eric Lescarbeau (Local 1), Tristan Dreyer (Local 1), and Angie Reamer (Local 6) are working on a new program. Michael Wicks, a retired member and former ETEA President, is serving on the Board of BCTEAL, as an Outreach Chair. He is working on further strengthening the ties between ETEA and BCTEAL through improving the policies, liaison and education.
For further updates on this Committee, check this blog, ETEA ESL Connection Newsletter, or ETEA website.
Members wishing to attend a BCTEAL Conference should contact Chair of the ETEA PD Committee, Marina Sokolova, to receive a promotional code for registering at the Conference in one of the following ways:
- Fill in the Contact Form (at the bottom of About Page) and leave an e-mail address;
- Reply to a Newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org;
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