Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association / Association ontarienne des professeurs de langues vivantes
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What's new at the OMLTA?

OMLTA/AOPLV is looking for enthusiastic and passionate International Language teachers interested in creating supporting resources and/or workshops for International Language teachers in the province of Ontario. 

Successful candidates will be educators who can speak to having embedded current initiatives in classroom practice and/or who are actively engaged in doing so during this academic year.
We are now accepting applications for Resource Writers and Workshop Presenters for the Revised International Languages Curriculum Resource Project. Application deadline is October 11, 2016.

For details on the project (including timelines and remuneration) and to submit your application, please follow this link: OMLTA Project

Thank you, danke, gracias, grazie, obrigado, merci,

We are very excited to announce that our fall conference registration is NOW OPEN.

Please join us November 18-19, 2016 in Peterborough!

Please click on Fall Conference for more information. To register click on: Register Now

We are excited for our OMLTA Fall Conference being held November 18-19 in Peterborough.  Please see Fall Conference for program details.

Welcome Back/Bonne rentrée!

September 5th, 2016 | Posted by webmaster

We hope that you had a wonderful summer and start-up for the new school year goes smoothly!

It has been a busy summer at OMLTA: our members participated in Projet à Québec, a collaborative OTF summer institute for elementary teachers focusing on STEM, an OTF summer institute for secondary FSL teachers, among other opportunities. Members have been hard at work writing new financial literacy resources for use in FSL classes, which will be available in early winter on our website. Finally, the International Languages Curriculum was released! A resource writing project will be starting soon! Keep you eye on our website for details!

We are excited to host our Fall Conference in Peterborough on November 18 and 19. Registration will start soon!

Please take a look at our September e-blast for more information about upcoming opportunities and events:

2016 Sept eblast

Feel free to circulate this message to colleagues and encourage them to become members of OMLTA!

Best wishes for a great school year!
Michael

It is STILL not too late to register for this rich professional development opportunity:

OTF-OMLTA Summer Institute:

Supporting the Revised FSL Curriculum at the Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)

Facilitator: Jenn Rochon
July 25-27, Niagara-on-the-Lake

By the end of this Summer Institute, participants will have a deeper understanding of the revised FSL curriculum, CEFR descriptors and their impact on program development. Participants will be able to use both curriculum documents and CEFR descriptors to plan units and assessments for students.

Click on the following link to register:
OTF-OMLTA FSL Institute

I look SO forward to the yearly OMLTA spring conference. It comes at just the right time when we all need our batteries recharged. I return to school on Monday morning after the weekend conference bursting with renewed enthusiasm and ideas that I can hardly wait to implement. I carry in my mind’s eye the group of elementary school boys brought to one of the workshops to demonstrate the AIM program. They were so impressive, earnest (and cute!). But I will remain forever grateful to the OMLTA for giving me the opportunity to further develop my teaching skills through a month of professional development at the stage BELC in France, offered free by the French embassy in Toronto. That was such an enriching PD opportunity from which other students and teachers have benefitted as I have shared the knowledge gained there. I have remained in contact with other French teachers from around the world that I met there. Thank you to the OMLTA and the French embassy in Toronto for helping to build the road to French language acquisition that we are all travelling together as a global community.

– Sandra Dennis - Toronto District School Board