What's new at the OMLTA?
Each year, it is our pleasure to recognize educators who have made a tremendous contribution to Modern Language education.
We invite you to submit nominations for these awards to be presented on Saturday, March, 28, 2015 at the OMLTA Spring Conference Awards Breakfast.
The OMLTA Spring Conference in 2015 will be a very special event. For one year only, our Spring Conference will be relocating from Toronto to Niagara Falls as we join forces with the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and the International Federation of Language – The conference will run from March 26-28, 2015, at the Sheraton On The Falls Hotel & Conference Centre.
For further information about the conference please go to http://www.caslt.org/conference15/conference2015_en.php
Click here to see our WCML Preliminary Schedule
The World Congress of Modern Languages: Collaborating across Languages and Borders is designed as an open forum for sharing knowledge, practices, and projects among all stakeholders in second language education, and we look forward to your participation — it is an opportunity that advances collaboration, fosters networking, and inspires great ideas!
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!
President, OMLTA/AOPLV 2014-2015
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!