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Dear Language Teacher,
This weekend is your last chance to register for the OMLTA Spring Conference at early-bird prices. As of 12am (midnight) on Sunday, February 1st, prices will go up, so register now! This year’s conference theme is Conference ‘World Congress of Modern Languages: Collaborating across Languages and Borders’.
For more information and to register, visit our conference page at http://www.omlta.org/events/omlta-2015-spring-conference/ Join OMLTA/OPLV and receive a member discount on your registration fee.
To become a member, please go to www.omlta.org
See you at the conference!!!
OMLTA Spring Conference: 2015 World Congress of Modern Languages Registration Is Now Open
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Spring 2015 Congress.
OMLTA/AOPLV will be holding a very special Spring Conference in collaboration with CASLT (Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers) and FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes). The World Congress of Modern Languages will be taking place at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, between March 26‑28, 2015. The theme of the conference is: Collaborating across Languages and Borders.
For more congress details and to register, please go to
Early-bird registration closes January 31 and sessions fill up quickly, so sign up today!
We look forward to seeing you in Niagara Falls in March!
To book your accommodation please go to
Dear OMLTA Colleagues:
Nipissing University, in collaboration with the OMLTA, is offering the first-ever Spanish – Part 2 Additional Qualification course!
All Ontario teachers in good standing with the OCT who have one year of teaching experience (in any subject area, in any division) and who have a qualification in Spanish from a Faculty of Education or the Part 1 AQ are eligible for this course. Candidates with an Honour Specialist in Spanish may also enrol.
The course is completed in English and Spanish, and is offered completely online between January 28 and April 17, 2015. There is no expectation to participate during the March Break.
For further details and to enrol, visit the Nipissing University website at: http://www.nipissingu.ca/academics/faculties/schulich-school-of-education/pd-for-teachers/Pages/default.aspx
We are pleased to see this AQ course be offered as a result of advocacy from OMLTA members and directors.
We hope that you consider this outstanding professional development opportunity.
Best wishes. ¡Saludos!
In the early 80′s I was just starting out as a Core French teacher. I attended a workshop at the spring conference given by Ron Henry, who had great ideas for motivating and engaging students. The social event was a dance on the boat beside the Harbour Castle. Matt Maxwell was playing and the place was packed. I took ideas from Ron and Matt back to my school and the students loved them. I will never forget the smiles in my primary classes every time “Rock and Roll Frères Jacques” changed from traditional to rock, and the junior students would have sung “C’est l’Hallowe’en” all year if I had let them. When the grade 8′s beautifully sang “Ce monde” for Earth Week, I was so proud of their committment to French and their proficiency.
So many other great workshop presenters inspired and helped me throughout the years, I can’t begin to remember them all, but the OMLTA certainly played a pivotal role in my career.