New Open Access journal supports students from diverse language backgrounds

BC teachers and researchers working with students speaking English as an additional language will benefit from a new journal created by the Association of British Columbia teachers of English as an additional language (BC TEAL). The journal is hosted on the Okanagan campus Library’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. The journal’s website is:

With increasing numbers of newcomers from diverse linguistic backgrounds of all ages coming to British Columbia, the time was right to create an additional language teaching and learning journal focused on research related to what is happening in our province.  The BC TEAL Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access publication. Articles explicitly reflect the various contexts and settings of the province. Examples of research and scholarship presented in the journal include: creating effective conference abstracts, reducing the affective filter with canine assisted therapy, feedback for writing centres, student growth in EAP programs, academic language in K-12 classrooms, support for learners with refugee experiences, and the positive impacts of service learning.

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