Wednesday, October 14, 2020



CASLT’s 50th Anniversary Research Symposium at CLWB 2020

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Second Language Research Agendas in Canada

A feature of this year’s Celebrating Languages Without Borders (CLWB) conference is the CASLT Research Symposium. Designed as part of CASLT's 50th anniversary celebrations, it will take place at CLWB 2020on Friday, October 23 between 7:15 am and 3:15 pm PDT.

Watch this video to learn more about the symposium, and don’t forget to register for CLWB 2020 in order to participate and help influence future L2 research!


Exhibitor Registration for CLWB 2020

Reserve your virtual booth today to guarantee your spot at Celebrating Languages Without Borders (CLWB) 2020! The conference is just nine days away.

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


CLWB Conference Streams: Online Teaching and Culture

One of the most in-demand teaching trends for 2020 is online learning and how to do it effectively without inducing “Zoom fatigue” in either the teacher or the students. With that in mind, many presenters at CLWB have volunteered their expertise to help the rest of us up that long learning curve.

Watch for the last installment in this series: Inclusivity and Indigenous Languages. CLWB takes place on October 23–24, so register now!


Explore Program

Explore is an intensive French-immersion program for people with any skill level in French. Participants are awarded a place and funding that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. Program offerings include a five-week program available for students aged sixteen or over and a youth program for students who are between thirteen and fifteen years old.

Visit for more information. For any questions about Explore, including requests for an in-person or virtual class presentation, please email


Aspiring Alberta teacher develops Cree language learning tools for children

Global News

A recent University of Alberta graduate has turned her appreciation of Indigenous culture into lesson plans that introduce the Cree language to students. Sarah Ryan reports.


Ensuring progress and knowledge retention among ESL students

By Douglas Magrath

As they prepare for and move on to college life, students undergo many transitions. The most important are the social and academic changes that new students will face in addition to dealing with a new language if English is their second language. Students need to make connections that will help them adjust to this new life. International students especially may feel isolated as they are far away from home, and the initial excitement may wear off quickly.



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Wednesday, October 07, 2020


CLWB Conference Streams: Research and General-Interest Presentations

Celebrating Language Without Borders is coming up at the end of October and there are still so many presentations to introduce! In our last three installments on CLWB conference themes, we’ll look at two of the hottest topics of 2020 — online teaching and inclusive classrooms — as well as presentations that apply generally to all language classrooms, such as new research and pedagogy. This article focuses on the general themes.

Stay tuned for our two final articles in this series: Online Teaching and Culture and Inclusivity and Indigenous Languages. CLWB starts on October 23, so register now!


French for the Future: Registration for Bilingual Young Leaders is Open!

Do your students wish to promote Canada's bilingualism across the country? Implement local initiatives that will encourage youth to speak French? They can apply to become a Bilingual Young Leader!

This Youth Committee founded by French for the Future is composed of 7 young Canadians who want to carry out local initiatives to promote bilingualism in Canada. Candidates can apply before October 12th. To do so, they must be between 16 and 22 years old and be bilingual.

Each member must be prepared to meet with the Committee several times a year.


Ontario working to increase the supply of French-language teachers in the province

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is taking action to recruit and retain more French teachers to ensure that all students receive a high-quality French-language or French as a Second Language (FSL) education. To assist in this effort the province is supporting various initiatives such as career fairs, as well as partnering with two working groups in order to focus on professional development for French teachers and raise awareness of employment opportunities.


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Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Check the latest news of ACPI: French Immersion News

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