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

The OMLTA is excited to be offering an OTF webinar on May 1st, 2017.  The goal of this webinar is to support secondary FSL teachers in implementing the revised curriculum with a specific focus on developing meaningful, authentic tasks that incorporate grammar instruction.  Teachers will have an opportunity to learn about theory into practice and to share their own expertise and successful practices.  This webinar will address the importance of developing accuracy as well as fluency across all four strands.

For registration information, please visit the OTF information page

The OMLTA, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is pleased to announce a professional learning opportunity for International Languages teachers, focusing on the revised Classical & International Languages Curriculum. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the changes in the curriculum, with an emphasis on applying the information in planning, assessment and instructional strategies.  Participants will have the time to collaborate with other colleagues to consolidate their understandings of the revised document and to create practical resources for implementation in the classroom.  The session will also introduce the International Language Fact Sheets that quick tips, and ideas directly connected to the new curriculum.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 8:30-2:30 at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, in Toronto. Please visit www.tinyurl.com/ILworkshop17 to register.  The session is open to all International Language teachers, and is free to attend. Participants will receive copies of resources, and have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues from across the province.  Lunch and parking are included.  Please register early, as space is limited.

Planning with the International Languages Curriculum

Saturday, May 6, 2017

8:30 (Registration & Networking)

9:00-2:30

Cost: Free (Parking and lunch included)

We are pleased to announce that the OMLTA is again able to offer two scholarships to an outstanding Italian and a superlative Spanish teacher again this year.

Full details – including application process and timelines – can be accessed Here

Online Registration is now closed

March 29th, 2017 | Posted by webmaster

The 2017 Spring Conference online registration is now closed. Registrations will be accepted on-site on the main floor of the Delta by the Marriott, 655 Dixon road, Toronto.

We hope to see you at the conference!

Final Conference Program Available!

March 19th, 2017 | Posted by webmaster

We look forward to seeing you at our Spring Conference on March 31 – April 1.

We invite you to check out of final Spring Conference Program here: 2017 Spring Conference – FINAL ONLINE PROGRAM (3)

Merci!

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.

– Susan F.