Who are we?

Teachers of EAL to Adults in Manitoba (TEAM) is a professional organization that supports ESL/EAL teachers and students in Manitoba by providing professional development opportunities and advocacy.

These individuals serve an important role in our community and meet the needs of adults in Manitoba with English-language needs including:

  • Immigrants, such as refugees, provincial nominees, and other newcomers
  • International students
  • Aboriginal students (Standard English as a Second Dialect–SESD or EAL)

Our History

TEAM was created as a sister organization to TEAL Manitoba in 1990. TEAL Manitoba had long existed as an affiliate of the provincial public school teachers association and as a result, often did not reflect the needs of teachers who were not teaching in public schools or programs affiliated with the public school system. Due to this, it was felt that a separate organization would best meet these teachers’ needs and professional interests.

Our Mission Statement

Our objectives are twofold:

  • To represent and express the concerns and professional needs of adult ESL/EAL educators.
  • To promote and improve programs and services for adult ESL/EAL learners through community input, advocacy, and professional development.