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!
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.
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.
By Erick Herrmann
Every teacher knows the importance of having students respond frequently and checking for understanding, as we need to be sure that the instruction we are providing is working, and that students are indeed learning. When it comes to culturally and linguistically diverse students, it becomes especially critical as students are learning new content in a new language. Yet, in our new era of virtual or hybrid teaching, we need to consider how we are assessing students and conducting checks for understanding through what is a new way of teaching and learning to many.