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TFO Educational Resources

September 3rd, 2014 | Posted by webmaster

Bonne rentrée!  Welcome to this new school year!

As we embark on another exciting year in education I would like to share some important news which was recently announced on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

Groupe Média TFO, has entered into an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the English language school boards along with their teachers and students will be the beneficiaries!

TFO Éducation French-language resources will now be available to all publicly-funded schools in Ontario.  That means that over 5,000 multimedia educational tools will be accessible to our FSL students in all programs.

Please click on this link to witness the news conference which was held at the TFO headquarters in Toronto.  As well, visit this link, TFO’s educational resources, to learn all about the amazing tools, videos and activities which will enhance teaching and learning in your French as a second language classrooms.

Login information will soon be available through your school board.

Bonne année scolaire!  Have a wonderful new school year!

Jayne Evans

President, OMLTA/AOPLV 2014-2015

Fall conference logo 2014

Click here for Fall 2014 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM Revised Sept 12

October 17 and 18, 2014

European Day of Languages 2014

July 13th, 2014 | Posted by webmaster

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Goethe-Institut Toronto, Alliance Française de Toronto,

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Prologue to the Performing Arts,

Spanish Centre and Instituto Camões Toronto

 

PROUDLY  PRESENT

 

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.

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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!

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Looking to save $$$$$ on your Spring Conference registration fees? Then it’s time to qualify for the special members’ rates…

Membership in the OMLTA/AOPLV runs from January 1 to December 31 of each year. To begin the registration process for 2014, please click on the link below… http://www.omlta.org/join-the-omlta/

The OMLTA has played a big role in my professional life. I was fortunate to attend the Spring Conference in my third year of teaching, and that experience opened my eyes to the “big picture” of languages in Ontario. It was so exhilirating to meet others who were experiencing the same challenges in the classroom. Networking and sharing with colleagues who had similar teaching assignments to my own made me realize that we can support one another so effectively when given the opportunity to meet and talk.

Eventually, I decided to make the leap and put my name forward as a director of the OMLTA. That led to 10 years of participation on the Board and the Executive. This experience has made me aware of the full extent of the influence of this association, and its importance to FSL and Classical and International Language teaching in Ontario.

Then, there is the fun part! Back in the day, when so many publishing houses freely shared wine and cheese parties with delegates, it was a time to socialize and party in as many languages as you wished! :^) It is still an opportunity to celebrate as I meet up with friends and colleagues at the Spring and Fall conferences.

Ultimately, it has been about community. The friends, the support I’ve received over the years, the many opportunities I’ve had to give back to my profession, the “idea sparks” that have been triggered during workshops- the OMLTA has given me so much.

May the association celebrate many more anniversaries, for hundreds of years to come! Languages teachers need the support!

– Linda Hendry - Waterloo Region District School Board