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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!

Throughout my teaching career, OMLTA has provided me with invaluable professional development and the opportunity to build and maintain a network of contacts. I also credit the Association with helping me secure my first teaching contract.

I attended my first Spring Conference during my pre-service year in 1985. With my fellow Althouse student teachers, I marveled at the number and variety of workshops and hungrily accepted handouts, catalogues and samples of materials. With some surprise and pleasure, I recognized my favourite high school French and Spanish teacher, John Jull. He invited me to sit with him at lunch and while catching up on news, I learned that he had left my hometown to become the FSL consultant in Victoria County. He invited me to send him my resumé and by the end of May, I had been interviewed and offered a Core French teaching position in Lindsay.

I have many fond memories of OMLTA from workshops I attended, workshops I presented, inspirational keynote speakers and the privilege of working with exceptional educators when I was on the Board of Directors. However, I will always cherish the memory of my very first Spring Conference when everything was new and my career was just beginning. Thank you OMLTA!

– Christine Roberts - St. John’s Kilmarnock