Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do I receive a membership number, card, or some kind of proof that I am a TEAM member?
As of now, we do not issue cards or numbers to members. You are registered based on name and email address, and your receipt of payment is proof of membership for that year.
How can I pay for my membership?
You can pay using the PayPal link on the membership payment page. Paypal is a secure service for paying online. The other method is mailing a cheque to our physical address listed on our website. Cheques should be made out to TEAM or Teaching English as an Additional Language to Adults in Manitoba in the amount of the current membership price (check our membership page as the price may change year to year) Please include what the cheque is for on the memo line.
Can I pay by cheque?
Yes. Please mail your cheque to our physical address, which is P.O box 68013 Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V9. Cheques should be made out to TEAM or Teaching English as an Additional Language to Adults in Manitoba in the amount of the current membership price (check our membership page as the price may change year to year) Please include what the cheque is for on the memo line. In addition, we also need your first name, last name, and e-mail address for your TESL Canada registration. If you are paying for multiple people, please download the group membership form. If you are paying for a group conference registration, please do so on our eventbrite page. Eventbrite collects this information from you and issues an invoice.
I want to be a TESL Canada member, and it says I have to do it through TEAM. How do I do this?
Once your payment for TEAM membership has been made, your information is sent to TESL Canada on a quarterly basis. We send our membership reports, at the beginning of January, April, July, and October.
I want to register a group for membership or for the annual conference. What is the process?
For group membership payment, please download this form and follow the instructions.
For group conference payment, there is no form. Please register groups on our Eventbrite page here.
How do I know if my membership is still active?
Can’t remember when you paid for your membership? Aside from checking your payment method’s history, you may contact the membership chair on our contact us page.
Can I pay for my membership at the same time as conference registration?
At the current moment, no. However, we are developing a form and a process for this. It’s coming soon.
I would like to get some information out to the membership. How do I do this?
Please send the information that you would like to be shared as well as where and when you would like it shared. We communicate to TEAM members on our news blog, newsletter, and social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Can conference fees be waived for any reason?
No. Conference fees can not be waived.
I have been thinking of becoming involved in TEAM, but I don’t have a lot of time to commit.
We would love to hear from you. Contact us, and we’ll find something that works for your time and interests. A good way to start is as a member at large. There is no time commitment or expectations.
How do I become an adult ESL teacher in Manitoba?
In order to become certified to teach English as a second language (ESL) to adults in the province of Manitoba, one must first complete a teacher training program. Currently, the University of Manitoba offers a CTESL program, and the University of Winnipeg offers the TCP program. Then, the job application process begins. Check out our social media pages and news page for the most recent jobs shared with us by employers.
What’s the difference between TEAM and TEAL?
TEAM exclusively represents Manitoban adult EAL (English as an Additional Language) stakeholders whereas TEAL is an organization for educators in primary and secondary schools, adult and university settings who are interested in EAL. For more information about TEAL, visit their website.