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October 17 and 18, 2014

European Day of Languages 2014

July 13th, 2014 | Posted by webmaster


                                                                         Copyright: Council of Europe                                    

Goethe-Institut Toronto, Alliance Française de Toronto,

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Prologue to the Performing Arts,

Spanish Centre and Instituto Camões Toronto




European Day of Languages 2014 for Students and Educators


The celebration provides a wonderful opportunity for Toronto students (Grades 7-12) to engage into multiple languages activities presented by Prologue to the Performing Arts and for European Languages educators to receive additional Professional Development. 


Friday September 26, 2014, 1-3PM                                              

Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto

(New Theatre space)

1:00pm                      Greetings, introduction

1:05pm – 1:25pm       Maderaz Latin MusicFiesta & Carnaval Performance (Spanish)

1:30pm – 1:50pm       Faustwork Mask Theatre – Le masque est le message   Performance (French)   

1:50pm – 2:00pm       Break: Cold drinks

2:00pm – 2:45pm       Faustwork Mask Theatre Movement Workshop (French)

2:45pm – 3pm            Loot bags and good-byes  


Free of charge, by invitation only.


If you would like to join our celebration as an educator and/or invite your students to participate in our European Day of Languages activities, please contact: Jadwiga.Baranowicz@toronto.goethe.org to check the availability and to register.


The latest issue of the OMLTA newsletter, “Communication” is now online!
New strategies, activities, reports, interviews, and thought-provoking articles are now available for you in our “Members Only” section of the web site. One of our best issues yet!


The OMLTA Spring Conference in 2015 will be a very special event. For one year only, our Spring Conference will be relocating from Toronto to Niagara Falls as we join forces with the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and the International Federation of Language Teacher Associations, to hold the “World Congress of Modern Languages – Collaborating across Languages and Borders”. The conference will run from March 26-28, 2015, at the Sheraton On The Falls Hotel & Conference Centre. We are already in the process of arranging workshops for the conference and our search for presenters is well underway. The deadline to submit a proposal for a workshop or presentation at this very special event (we are expecting over 1,000 delegates!) is July 15, 2014, much earlier than usual. We would love to have as many OMLTA/AOPLV presenters as possible! To submit a proposal, please go to: https://caslt.membershare.ca/event/en/31/46


The World Congress of Modern Languages: Collaborating across Languages and Borders is designed as an open forum for sharing knowledge, practices, and projects among all stakeholders in second language education, and we look forward to your participation — it is an opportunity that advances collaboration, fosters networking, and inspires great ideas! Please note that selected presenters are responsible for their own travel, registration, and accommodation expenses.

WCMLWebLogoThe 2015 OMLTA Spring Conference is sure to be a truly memorable occasion. For the first time ever, the event will be a co-production between the OMLTA/AOPLV, the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT), and the Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV). In order to accommodate up to 1,200 delegates coming not only from all over Ontario, but also from the rest of Canada, the USA and even from Europe, we will be temporarily relocating to the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and Conference Centre in the spectacular heart of Niagara Falls. The conference will be titled “World Congress of Modern Languages: Collaborating across Languages and Borders” and will take place between March 26-28, 2015. This will be a unique opportunity to meet like-minded second language educators, and to network and share innovative teaching and learning strategies and practices. We will learn about new technologies, discuss emerging research, examine important resources, and explore trends and issues surrounding language education and cultural diversity.

Please note that an online form for submitting presentation proposals is available now at : http://www.caslt.org/WCML-CMLV-2015/


Au début de ma carrière comme enseignante, j’ai assisté, en 1991 et pour la première fois, au congrès du printemps du OMLTA/AOPLV. C’était excellent de tous les points de vue, j’ai beaucoup apprécié l’accueil, l’ambiance, l’organisation, le professionnalisme, la qualité des nombreux ateliers qui étaient offerts. A partir de ce moment, je suis tombée amoureuse de cette fameuse association, et depuis je n’ai jamais raté un congrès. Tous les ateliers auxquels j’ai assisté étaient très enrichissants et engageants, j’avais toujours hâte à appliquer ce que j’avais appris à mes élèves. Ces ateliers m’ont beaucoup aidé à me développer et m’enrichir comme enseignante. J’en suis tellement reconnaissante.

De plus, je garde de très bons souvenirs des ateliers des congrès, soit en y assistant ou en les présentant. J’ai eu l’occasion de faire la connaissance de plusieurs personnes extraordinaires avec qui je reste encore en contact pour discuter, partager ou échanger des idées. J’attendais impatiemment le bulletin trimestriel “Communication” que je recevais chez moi, j’étais fière de l’apporter avec moi à l’école pour partager avec mes collègues les nouvelles idées et stratégies que je mettais en œuvre dans mes salles de cours et faire partager les retombées de mon expérience.

Alors, j’ai commencé à m’impliquer de plus en plus jusqu’au moment où je suis devenue la Présidente de cette magnifique association, dont je suis extrêmement fière!

– Faten Hanna - Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board