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The Global Citizen & New Technology

  • Date: 3 May 2018
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Address: UBC Vantage College, Orchard Commons - Room 2001, 6363 Agronomy Road
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A TESOL Symposium in Vancouver, Canada

With the world-wide web growing daily, TESOL professionals are faced with a desire to create not only only English language users, but global citizens as well. With an increasingly mobile population, cultural awareness is more important than ever! Participants attending this one-day symposium will be exposed to ways technology can simultaneously teach English and build the global citizens necessary for the changing 21st century. In addition, this event will galvanize current technology skillset to help participants empower their English language learners to think beyond the classroom. 

TESOL gratefully acknowledges the support of its Strategic Partner, National Geographic Learning.



Thursday, 3 May 2018

Note: This event will precede BC TEAL's 50th Annual Conference, which will take place ​4-5 May 2018.



UBC Vantage College
Orchard Commons
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Program Overview

Through interaction with leading international experts, you will engage in peer-to-peer networking and knowledge-sharing. This symposium will provide you with practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve your ELT work.  Themes include
  • Creating global citizens
  • Women in technology
  • Teaching tech that hasn’t been realized yet
  • Overcoming the “I don’t do tech” mindset

Who should attend?

Immigrant & Refugee teachers, EAP/Bridge Program teachers, and Private Language Institute teachers

Registration Information

Registration fee: 95 Canadian Dollars 

Presenters & Sessions

NHockly_pix.smDigital literacies for the global citizen
Nicky Hockly, Director, The Consultants-E


GKessler_pix.smPreparing teachers for the future: Automation and intelligent tools

Greg Kessler, Professor, Ohio University 

AMahboob_pix.smTowards a pedagogy of 'Global Citizenship': Practices and principles

Ahmar Mahboob, Associate Professor, University of Sydney


7:30–9:00 am Registration
9:00–10:00 am Welcome
10:00–10:15 am Break
10:15–12:00 pm Concurrent Session 1
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–2:45 pm Concurrent Session 2
2:45–3:00 pm Break
3:00–4:45 pm Concurrent Session 3
5:00–5:30 pm

Questions? Please contact TESOL Professional Learning