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Deadline for Workshop Proposals for Fall Conference 2014 in Cambridge has been extended to July 31, 2014.  We welcome proposals online at the following link:
For details on remuneration for workshop presenters, please visit the following link:
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European Day of Languages 2014

July 13th, 2014 | Posted by webmaster


                                                                         Copyright: Council of Europe                                    

Goethe-Institut Toronto, Alliance Française de Toronto,

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Prologue to the Performing Arts,

Spanish Centre and Instituto Camões Toronto




European Day of Languages 2014 for Students and Educators


The celebration provides a wonderful opportunity for Toronto students (Grades 7-12) to engage into multiple languages activities presented by Prologue to the Performing Arts and for European Languages educators to receive additional Professional Development. 


Friday September 26, 2014, 1-3PM                                              

Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto

(New Theatre space)

1:00pm                      Greetings, introduction

1:05pm – 1:25pm       Maderaz Latin MusicFiesta & Carnaval Performance (Spanish)

1:30pm – 1:50pm       Faustwork Mask Theatre – Le masque est le message   Performance (French)   

1:50pm – 2:00pm       Break: Cold drinks

2:00pm – 2:45pm       Faustwork Mask Theatre Movement Workshop (French)

2:45pm – 3pm            Loot bags and good-byes  


Free of charge, by invitation only.


If you would like to join our celebration as an educator and/or invite your students to participate in our European Day of Languages activities, please contact: Jadwiga.Baranowicz@toronto.goethe.org to check the availability and to register.


The latest issue of the OMLTA newsletter, “Communication” is now online!
New strategies, activities, reports, interviews, and thought-provoking articles are now available for you in our “Members Only” section of the web site. One of our best issues yet!


This summer, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) is pleased and proud to offer a
variety of professional learning events that offer you time to learn, reflect on your
classroom practice, and collaborate with peers. Experienced teacher facilitators will
work with you in these rich, relevant professional learning opportunities.

The OMLTA/AOPLV will be offering a Summer Institute on July 30, 31 and August 1, 2014
in Ottawa Ontario.

“Cruising the Revised FSL Curriculum (Gr. 1-8)”
FSL teachers will  broaden their understanding, collaborate with colleagues from
around the province, explore and expand their repertoire of learning strategies and
begin to plan for September as they look forward to the implementation of the revised
FSL curriculum.

Location: Saint Paul University       

223 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 1C4

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.
Accommodations are provided for these institutes and meals are also part of this
It really is an exceptional way to collaborate with FSL teachers from across the
province in a beautiful setting.

For registration, please click here

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 Teacher Associations, to hold the “World Congress of Modern Languages – Collaborating across Languages and Borders”. The conference will run from March 26-28, 2015, at the Sheraton On The Falls Hotel & Conference Centre. We are already in the process of arranging workshops for the conference and our search for presenters is well underway. The deadline to submit a proposal for a workshop or presentation at this very special event (we are expecting over 1,000 delegates!) is July 15, 2014, much earlier than usual. We would love to have as many OMLTA/AOPLV presenters as possible! To submit a proposal, please go to: https://caslt.membershare.ca/event/en/31/46


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! Please note that selected presenters are responsible for their own travel, registration, and accommodation expenses.

In the early 80′s I was just starting out as a Core French teacher. I attended a workshop at the spring conference given by Ron Henry, who had great ideas for motivating and engaging students. The social event was a dance on the boat beside the Harbour Castle. Matt Maxwell was playing and the place was packed. I took ideas from Ron and Matt back to my school and the students loved them. I will never forget the smiles in my primary classes every time “Rock and Roll Frères Jacques” changed from traditional to rock, and the junior students would have sung “C’est l’Hallowe’en” all year if I had let them. When the grade 8′s beautifully sang “Ce monde” for Earth Week, I was so proud of their committment to French and their proficiency.

So many other great workshop presenters inspired and helped me throughout the years, I can’t begin to remember them all, but the OMLTA certainly played a pivotal role in my career.

– Susan F.