Wednesday, August 26, 2020

CASLT INFOS ACPLS

Languages Build… Video Contest Results

Why Learn Languages?

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Canada’s Official Languages Act, CASLT launched the Languages Build… Video Contest. Participants of all ages were asked to submit videos sharing their stories of how learning one or both official languages impacted or changed their lives. Participants demonstrated how Canada’s official languages can enrich, empower, and enable all Canadians.

We were impressed by the breadth and depth of the videos and the participants’ efforts to commemorate the anniversary of the Official Languages Act, especially during the unprecedented times of COVID-19. CASLT received videos highlighting the impact languages can have on personal and societal levels in areas including cognition, academic achievement, intercultural competencies, and the economy. The videos also explained how students with exceptionalities can benefit from bilingualism, and how bilingualism helps with the acquisition of additional languages.

The eight winning videos will be used to promote the importance of learning both of Canada’s official languages across the country. Participants have made a significant contribution to the Languages Build… Video Contest and to CASLT’s Why Learn Languages Advocacy Toolkit. We greatly appreciate receiving submissions that provide a snapshot of personal language learning experiences. The participants’ advocacy for bilingualism is to be commended!

Winners are: Mme. Dawe’s Grade 6 class (NL), Shaylin Liu (ON), Chelsey Brassard (ON), Annabella Abbott (NL), Shuaichen Liao (ON), Sydney Drygala (ON), Celina Luk (ON), and Victor Chen (ON).

Visit the Languages Build… Video Contest page to watch the winning videos!

 

CASLT’s Virtual AGM and Networking Day

CASLT’s members and second language stakeholders are invited to attend our next Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Networking Day. The event will be held online on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

The preliminary schedule and the agenda are now available. If you haven't received an invitation but would like to participate, please contact us at admin@caslt.org.

Register now for CLWB 2020!

Registration is still open for attendees and exhibitors at Celebrating Languages Without Borders (CLWB) 2020!

Attendees will have access to over 100 high-quality professional development sessions, keynotes, online networking, and a virtual trade show. Exhibitors will be able to promote their products and services to over 600 language educators and stakeholders from across Canada and abroad.

For more information, visit the conference Web pages.

 

B.C. parents voice concern over lack of French immersion distance learning options

CBC News

Lisa Christensen has chosen to home-school her 11-year-old diabetic daughter this fall, while other B.C. families prepare to send their children back to school. "We decided it would be safest ... she's a little higher risk than most kids," said Christensen, who lives in Courtenay, B.C., with her family.

 

Toronto's Centennial College expects international students again this fall

Toronto.com

When COVID-19 hit, Centennial College had more than 14,000 international students on its Toronto campuses. When those campuses shut down, very few of those students left Canada, but the pandemic made foreign students’ future at Centennial uncertain.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

CASLT INFOS ACPLS

LWB Keynote Speaker: Katy Arnett on Inclusivity and Evolution

Keynote speaker Katy Arnett is not “travelling light” to CLWB this October — she’ll be there with three different presentations.

In her keynote address, Evolving Inclusive Practices for the (Digital) Language Classroom, Arnett will discuss the concept of “evolution” as it applies to teaching and learning. In this interactive keynote, participants can use the Nearpod app to engage with the presentation as it happens as we explore ways to evolve our inclusive practices within the language classroom.

These and other great presentations are available for the all-time low registration fee of $125 for CASLT and BCATML members. Register today!

 

Exhibitor Registration for CLWB 2020 is Open!

Reserve your virtual booth today to guarantee your spot at Celebrating Languages Without Borders (CLWB) 2020!

A minimum of three hours of conference time will be dedicated to exhibitors. The cost of a virtual booth is based on the type of organization:

  • Standard: $200
  • Not-for-profit: $150

Consult our Information for Exhibitors Web page for details about the virtual booth features. For any questions, please contact CASLT’s Communications and Marketing Coordinator at communications@caslt.org.

 

Researchers say more resources needed for English as an additional language students this fall

CBC News

Some parents and teachers are bracing for the so-called "COVID slide," where students may be behind in their school work due to the pandemic. However, for English as an additional language students and teachers, there are more challenges than usual.

Tips for teaching deaf students

By Douglas Magrath

From time to time, deaf students may be in one’s ESL classes. Remember that their L1 is likely a sign language system. They are learning a new language and possibly a new signing system since sign language is not universal. Deaf students whose L1 is American Sign Language encounter the hearing culture in a similar way that L2 students encounter American or other English-speaking cultures.

 

Coronavirus: Face masks for teachers may impact child’s ability to learn, experts warn

Global News

When Meghan Ewing travels abroad, she focuses on peoples’ faces to decipher what they’re saying in languages she doesn’t understand. Studying facial expressions is a common practice among anyone dealing with a linguistic barrier, says Ewing, an ESL teacher in Guelph, ON.

Les enseignants suppléants s’inquiètent d’être « à risque » à la rentrée scolaire

Radio-Canada

Certains enseignants remplaçants de l’Ontario sont préoccupés par leur santé et celle des élèves ainsi que par la précarité de leur situation alors que le retour en classe au milieu de la pandémie de COVID-19 approche. Plusieurs d’entre eux ont confié à CBC News qu'ils craignaient d'alimenter la transmission du virus s'ils étaient invités à travailler dans différentes salles de classe et dans différents établissements scolaires.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

ONF/NFB EDUCATION

Infos from ONF/NFB: Click on the link below for more information.

http://email.onf.ca/mail/OBS/61ld0001019h1LtPaDg-960802168

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Education Plus DEP

Nous acceptons les inscriptions pour tous les cours de l'automne 2020 offerts par la Division de l'éducation permanente de l'Université de Saint-Boniface.

Nous acceptons les inscriptions pour tous les cours de l'automne 2020 offerts par la Division de l'éducation permanente de l'Université de Saint-Boniface.

Afin de minimiser les interruptions à notre offre de service en ces moments d’incertitude, la Division de l’éducation permanente s’est dévouée à transformer l’offre de ses cours en présentiel vers des cours à distance. Notre campus physique est jusqu’à avis contraire fermé au public. Ainsi, nous prévoyons offrir la totalité de la session d’automne en utilisant les technologies d’enseignement à distance.
Pour profiter pleinement de ce cours, vous devriez vous connecter en utilisant un bon ordinateur ou une bonne tablette et avoir un accès à la meilleure connexion Internet possible. L’utilisation d’un téléphone cellulaire est fortement déconseillée.
Vous pourrez récupérer votre matériel de cours en passant par le service au volet de l’USB (détails à venir) :
Nous avons bien hâte de vous revoir virtuellement au cours des prochaines semaines. Entretemps, veuillez recevoir nos meilleurs vœux de santé.

https://webmail.vinternet.ca/?_task=mail&_framed=1&_frame=1&_mbox=INBOX&_uid=34923&_part=2&_action=get&_extwin=1

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

CASLT INFOS ACPLS

CLWB Featured Speaker: Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez de France on Language and Values

Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez de France offers two featured sessions for CLWB attendees.

The first — entitled Shifting Perspectives: Unlearning and Reframing

The second session — My Mother Used to Say… (How Proverbs Inform Our Worldview)

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Become an Exhibitor at the Virtual CLWB2020 Conference

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and the British Columbia Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) invite you to be part of our virtual Celebrating Languages Without Borders (CLWB) conference, October 23 and 24, 2020. CLWB is Canada’s premier professional development conference for second language educators.

Consult our Information for Exhibitors webpage for details about the virtual booth features and pricing. For any questions, please contact CASLT’s Communications and Marketing Coordinator at communications@caslt.org.

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Canadian Parents for French highlights role of language insecurity in undermining teaching la belle langue

The Georgia Straight

Learning French, like mathematics and some other subjects, can induce fear. But it doesn't have to be this way, according to Canadian Parents for French. In a research brief, the organization argues that "linguistic insecurity" is alive and well in francophone communities across Canada.

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Renouer avec ses racines francophones

«L’histoire de ma famille est un exemple parfait de l’assimilation. De la facilité avec laquelle on peut perdre sa langue et sa culture. » Si le député provincial d’Orléans, Stephen Blais, est aujourd’hui bilingue, c’est grâce à sa détermination et à sa volonté d’apprendre et de comprendre le français. Conseiller municipal du quartier Cumberland de 2010 à 2019, M. Blais a succédé en novembre dernier à Marie-France Lalonde à titre de député libéral d’Orléans, l’une des circonscriptions ontariennes qui comptent le plus grand nombre de francophones.

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Les associations porte-paroles francophones: porte-paroles d’Ottawa?

L'Eau vive

La dépendance des associations porte-paroles des francophones au financement du gouvernement fédéral nuit-elle à leur indépendance? C’est la question à laquelle François Charbonneau, professeur à l’École d’études politiques de l’Université d’Ottawa, tente de répondre dans un article publié récemment dans la Revue internationale des francophonies.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

CASLT INFOS ACPLS

 

CLWB Featured Speaker: Catherine Ousselin on Core Practices and Technologies for Communication

French Teacher and Curriculum Design/Technology Coach Catherine Ousselin will lead two feature presentations at CLWB this year.

Don’t wait until the busyness of September takes over, register now!

 

CASLT’s Virtual AGM and Networking Day

CASLT’s members and second language stakeholders are invited to attend our next Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Networking Day. The event will be held online on Friday, September 25, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

The preliminary schedule and the agenda are now available. If you haven't received an invitation but would like to participate, please contact us at admin@caslt.org.

 

Medical experts led by SickKids release new back-to-school recommendations

CBC News

SickKids has released new proposed guidelines for reopening schools in Ontario come September, including recommendations like staggered lunch times, no large assemblies, and mandatory masks for older students. The document, which was released Wednesday in collaboration with doctors from across the province, builds on COVID-19 recommendations the organization first released last month. It suggests various health and safety protocols for schools that take a student's age and developmental considerations into account.

 

Un nouveau livre pour enfants en langue haïda

Radio-Canada

Une mère et sa fille, toutes deux membres de la nation haïda, ont eu l’idée de publier un livre entièrement bilingue dans lequel elles partagent les histoires des enfants de leur famille. Les deux femmes, Lynn Hughan et Carsen Gray, affirment avoir toujours voulu écrire un livre ensemble. Ce rêve est finalement devenu réalité.

 

 

 

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