The OMLTA/AOPLV prides itself on having a number of long-standing partnerships with a variety of associations and stakeholder groups in Ontario and across Canada. In collaboration with these partners, we offer some of the best professional development and advocacy for French as a Second Language and International Languages teachers in the world. Students in FSL and IL programs benefit from enriching language classrooms and opportunities outside the classroom.
Canadian Parents for French – Ontario (CPF)
The Ontario branch of Canadian Parents for French and the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association have been partnering for several decades to provide unique learning opportunities for French as a Second Language students in Ontario.
Each year, Canadian Parents for French hosts its provincial Concours et festival d’art oratoire as a qualifier for the national contest. The OMLTA provides trained and qualified judges and facilitators for this event.
The OMLTA frequently partners with CPF on advocacy projects to ensure students are receiving high quality FSL education in Ontario.
Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT)/Association Canadienne Des Professeurs De Langues Secondes (ACPLS)
The Canadian Association of Second Language Teacher is a national partner of the OMLTA. Members of the OMLTA benefit from a joint OMLTA/CASLT membership, where they save greatly on their CASLT fees. CASLT and OMLTA have frequently partnered on professional development and advocacy projects.
Ontario Teachers’ Federation (Otf)/Fédération Des Enseignantes Et Enseignants De L’ontario (Feo)
The Ontario Teachers’ Federation and the OMLTA have enjoyed a partnership for many years. The OTF hosts Curriculum Forums twice annually, as well as a retreat for subject association leaders like OMLTA. OTF has also provided funding for the creation of professional development courses and webinars, led by the OMLTA. In the past, the OTF has provided funds for greater member participation in OMLTA’s conferences.
Ontario Ministry Of Education
The Ontario Ministry of Education provides funding for many of OMLTA/AOPLV’s curriculum projects (e.g., Financial Literacy, Revised FSL Curriculum Project, Revised IL Curriculum Project) as well as Projet à Québec. The OMLTA has provided the Ministry with curriculum writers in the past as well.
The OMLTA participates in the Provincial FSL Working Group, which meets twice annually to review and give feedback on new ministry policy in FSL. This is also an important venue for advocacy, where OMLTA takes the opportunity to voice concerns for FSL teachers across the province.