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

Hello from the 2017 Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association Spring Conference Committee!

Our preliminary program is now online! Click here to download:

2017 Spring Conference PRELIMINARY PROGRAM – January 26 2017

See the over 80 workshops available at our event, Respect, exploration, innovation, to be held on Friday, March 31 and Satuday, April 1, 2017.

Multiple workshops for all levels of FSL and International Languages, for all panels and age groups, and for all interests are available. You will love what we have to offer this year.

Our early bird member price for both days (including meals) is only $260.00 + HST! This low rate is only available until February 21, 2017, so act now! REGISTER NOW

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm wishes,

Jimmy Steele
2017 Spring Conference Chair

The OMLTA is currently recruiting judges for this year’s Provincial  Concours d’art oratoire on Saturday May 6, 2017, at York University’s Glendon Campus in Toronto.

Please consider joining us for this incredible opportunity to meet other FSL teachers and see some of the province’s best students compete.

Click here to register today

REGISTER

Members! We need your help!

January 14th, 2017 | Posted by webmaster

The OMLTA/AOPLV Professional Development Committee is seeking your input in the development of our #omltamotfinal collaborative online community. We want to ensure that each topic allows you to share and gather best practices and ideas from colleagues across Ontario. What topics would you like highlighted? Please take a moment to complete the following very short survey at the following link:

Survey

Current MEMBERS: As a thank you for completing the survey, no later than January 22, 2017, you will be entered into a draw for a Chapters/Indigo gift card.

Not yet a member? or still have to renew? NO Problem! Register/Renew today at Join/Renew OMLTA

Merci!

Exciting News!  OMLTA/AOPLV membership renewal is now OPEN! All members must renew their membership at this time. OMLTA/AOPLV membership is only $55 per year! You can also renew your CASLT/ACPLS membership at a discounted rate.​ Please go to Join OMLTA to renew your membership today!

​We are also thrilled to announce that early-bird registration for our 2017 Spring Conference: Respect, Exploration, Innovation is now open! ​ ​​ We are trying something new this year! The structure of the Friday and Saturday is the same, the vendors’ area is better than ever, and our host venue is newly renovated, but this year, you will not need to register for your workshops in advance. ​ After renewing your membership, visit ​ OMLTA Spring Conference to take advantage of the early-bird rates!​

OMLTA/AOPLV is pleased to announce that our new Financial Literacy resources are now complete and available for use for all French as a Second Language teachers in Ontario on our website. The resources include lesson plans and accompanying documents for grades 4 to 12!  See our “Resources – Documents” tab for listing by grade.
 

The creation of these resources was funded by the Ministry of Education and the OMLTA. Our team was comprised of FSL teachers from the following school boards:

  • Halton DSB

  • Halton Catholic DSB

  • Hamilton-Wentworth DSB

  • Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

  • Rainbow DSB

  • Sudbury Catholic DSB

  • Toronto DSB

  • Waterloo Region DSB

It is a pleasure to provide you with these revised, action-oriented resources that support financial literacy in the French as a Second Language classroom!

 

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