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Concours d’art oratoire 

Recruiting Judges

The OMLTA is recruiting judges for the Concours d’art oratoire, Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm, Glendon College, York University.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you are interested in being a judge, please register on our website:  Upcoming Events, Concours d’art oratoire, Judges Registration or click here Register.

We are pleased to announce that registration continues 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

http://www.omlta.org/events/omlta-2015-spring-conference/

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

http://www.caslt.org/conference15/accommodation_en.php

Elementary FSL Curriculum Project

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by webmaster

Check out some of our Elementary FSL Curriculum Project resources!

Podcasts

Introduction Making Real World Connections

MAKING REAL WORLD CONNECTIONS

PLANNING FOR LIFE LONG LANGUAGE LEARNERS

AUTHENTIC ORAL COMMUNICATION

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE FSL CLASSROOM

Click here to see our Schedule of Events

Click here to see our Workshops Schedule

Click here to see our Workshop Descriptions

Dear OMLTA Colleagues:

¡Buenas noticias!

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!

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