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WARNING Dear WCML 2015 exhibitors and participants: We have just learned that a pirate company calling themselves “Exhibitor Housing Services” is calling WCML 2015 exhibitors, and delegates and offering to book their rooms. They will quote you a lower price, but once you go through the payment process, it will be higher than the WCML 2015 rate. Cancelling once the booking is done comes with a 25% cancellation fee. This is a scam and this company is not affiliated in any way with the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview Hotel, or WCML 2015.

Please do not book with anyone who contacts you and offers you booking NOR give out any information. You must make your reservations through the link provided on the WCML 2015 website or through the hotel toll-free number which is 1-800-519-9911.

AVERTISSEMENT Aux participants et exposants du CMLV 2015 : Nous venons d’apprendre qu’une entreprise pirate qui se pose comme provenant des « Exhibitor Housing Services » contacte les délégués et exposants du CMLV 2015 et leur offre de réserver leur hébergement. Cette entreprise vous offrira un prix inférieur au prix affiché, mais une fois la transaction complétée, les prix sont supérieurs au prix du CMLV 2015. L’annulation de cette transaction comporte des frais de 25 p. 100. Ces appels téléphoniques ou courriels sont une arnaque. Cette entreprise n’est d’aucune façon affiliée au Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview Hotel, ou au CMLV 2015.

SVP, ne faites pas de réservations à qui conque vous contacte et vous offre de faire vos réservations et NE DONNER en aucun cas de l’information à ces individus. Vous devez faire vos réservations par le lien qui se trouve sur le site web du CMLV 2015 ou par le numéro sans frais de l’hôtel, le 1-800-519-9911.

Don’t miss the PD event of 2015!

November 28th, 2014 | Posted by webmaster

A very special version of the 2015 OMLTA/AOPLV Spring Conference is rapidly approaching. We have been working closely with the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and the International Federation of Language Teacher Associations (FIPLV) to put on the World Congress of Modern Languages which will be held in spectacular Niagara Falls, Ontario, March 26-28, 2015, and will attract over 1,000 participants from across Canada and around the world. An impressive number of plenary sessions, round tables, workshops, and presentations will engage you in discussions on innovative pedagogies, latest research, policy, new technologies, diverse strategies, and best classroom practices. Exhibitors will be there to offer important resources, and social events will contribute to the unique opportunity to learn, network, and relax while enjoying the breathtaking scenery and the company of like-minded delegates. Browse the Congress Page at http://www.caslt.org/conference15/conference2015_en.php for additional information on the unique professional development opportunity this event offers. Full details of registration and accommodation fees are also available. As always, OMLTA/AOPLV members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting as well as the Awards Ceremony which will both be part of the exciting program of events in Niagara. Although online registration is already open for CASLT members, OMLTA members (and joint OMLTA/CASLT members) will be invited to register from January 2, 2015 onwards at www.omlta.org Reminders of this will be sent out as soon as the registration window opens.

The latest issue of the OMLTA newsletter, “Communication” is now online!

Great strategies, activities, reports, interviews, and thought-provoking articles are now available for you in our “Members Only” section of the web site.

The OMLTA continues to work for you, and the latest issue of “Communication” will undoubtedly be a benefit to all of our members… and future members.

Check it out here!

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OMLTA Board of Directors Nomination

October 21st, 2014 | Posted by webmaster

2015 Board of Directors Nomination Form

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