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Teaching Methods for the EAL Classroom: Scholar-Practitionership in Action

July 17 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion on teaching methods for English as an Additional Language (EAL) classrooms.

Explore the craft of teaching with an examination of approaches and techniques that promote multilingual students living well in a new place as they develop their English as an additional language skills and other accompanying knowledge.  In particular, communicative and task-based language teaching and learning are revisited for practical insights and implementation, with a consideration of research, theory, and practice to embrace a philosophy that goes beyond a single language teaching method.  Conversation and questions are encouraged.

This event is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend; however, we ask that you please register as we have limited space. 



Dr. Karen Densky, Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor, Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Densky has been in the field of EAL teaching and learning for over 20 years, including teaching in Greenland, Chile, and Mexico.  Her interests connect to creativity and language teaching, teacher identity, and transformational teaching practice.  Dr. Densky is teaching LLED 496 (3) Theory and Practice in Additional Language Teaching and Learning this summer for the Okanagan School of Education.

Dr. Kim McDonough, Professor, Concordia University

Dr. McDonough has recently completed a 10-year term as a Canada Research Chair in Applied Linguistics.  Her research interests include classroom-based research, face-to-face interaction, interactional feedback, interactive writing tasks, and task-based language teaching.  Dr. McDonough is teaching LLED 494 (3) Introduction to Additional Language Teaching and Learning for the Okanagan School of Education this summer.


Scott Douglas, Director of Pro-D and EAL Programs, Okanagan School of Education, UBC

Dr. Douglas is interested in EAL teaching and learning in adult and post-secondary settings, with a particular focus on how additional language learning contributes to living well in a new place.  He is also the editor of the BC TEAL Journal and the director of the OSE’s Professional Development and EAL programs.



UBC’s Okanagan School of Education is a BC TEAL Supporting Institution


July 17
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Engineering, Management, and Education Building (EME)
1137 Alumni Ave
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
EME 1123
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Networking, Presentation, Talk/Lecture
Personal and Professional Development, Student Learning, Teaching
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students