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.
As an affiliate of TESL Canada, TEAM represents Manitoba adult ESL/EAL teachers and learners on the TESL Canada Board of Directors. TEAM shares this responsibility with TEAL Manitoba through a joint representative.
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)
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.