We are pleased to welcome Radio Host, Gillian Deacon as the Keynote speaker for the OMLTA Spring Conference: Talk to Me/Parle-moi. For further information please click on the Upcoming Events – Spring Conference 2016.
What's new at the OMLTA?
The OMLTA and MLC are pleased to offer a one-day session focusing on the FSL curriculum for secondary teachers. This one day session will include: Key aspects of the new curriculum, Creating a supportive class environment while embedding authentic cultural awareness learning activities, authentic, spontaneous and interactive speaking activities and instructional strategies and best practices in FSL education.
This session will be held on Saturday, December 12 from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Toronto. Registration deadline: November 27, 2015. Please see the attached document for more details
The OMLTA and MLC are pleased to offer a one-day institute in the Ottawa Region to support the implementation of the FSL Revised Curriculum. The institute will take place on November 28, 2015 and will focus on a range of topics including:
1. Key aspects of the revised curriculum,
2. Creating a supportive classroom environment while embedding authentic cultural awareness activities
3. Authentic, spomtaneous and interactive speaking activities
To register please RIGHT-click on the following link:
Further location and Registration details are available in the attached flyer.
The OMLTA/AOPLV is now accepting proposals for workshops for the 2016 Spring Conference on Friday, April 1 to Saturday, April 2 at the International Plaza Hotel (formerly Doubletree) in Toronto!
Information can be found by visiting the Spring Conference 2016 page (click on Upcoming Events – Spring Conference 2016 – Workshop Presenters 2016)
The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 4, 2015.
The Fall 2015 batch of news, great strategies, activities, reports, and thought-provoking articles that you have come to enjoy is now online!
Members: Check your email for a direct link to the latest issue or click on the “Members Only” section of our website to download your own copy.
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.
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!