Laura Ambrosio, representative of institutional member University of Ottawa, updated ILEA institutional reps on her research projects at the Winter Forum that took place in Ottawa in February of 2012. Laura has been doing a research project on the current status and needs of IL instructors in Ontario (and hopefully will spread this onwars throughout [...]
We are long overdue for the next meeting of the Language Alliance! If you were not there last time, the Language Alliance is a subcommittee and networking group formed by ILEA Ontario (www.ilea.ca). The second meeting of the Language Alliance meeting will be on: Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm. at the Albert Education Centre (440 [...]
Here are some recent articles in the news related to language education that you are sure to enjoy! Thanks to Mike Gretton of SAHLA in Calgary who forwarded these interesting items! Children show gift for language – information on the growth of bilingual/immersion programs in Alberta where parents can select immersion programs in French or [...]
An article from the Vancouver Sun: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Editorial+February+International+Mother+Language/6182293/story.html#ixzz1n37pU1Aj
The Ministry of Education provided ILEA with a grant to take the principles of financial literacy and create activities for the language classroom based on those principles. Unit plans have been created along with sample activity descriptions and rubrics for culminating tasks. Activity description handouts have also been translated/interpreted into French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Simplified Mandarin. These are available here [...]
ILEA is the ONTARIO voice on the CLA (Canadian Languages Association) and has been communicating with Senator Mobina Jaffer on developing a multilingual vision for Canada. We hope to provide you more information on this initiative in 2012. In the meanwhile, have a look at the document that is the focus of our work and you will [...]
ILEA’s Presentation in Barcelona is being featured again! Our Executive Director’s interview at LINGUAMON in Barcelona is on the website again. Check out Linguamon’s website for information on the future opening of the new building for their “House of Languages.” The province of Catalunya has been looking at Ontario’s model for international languages in order [...]
Good day! A University of Ottawa research project related to International Languages is asking for the responses and ideas of practitioners about the program. Laura Amrosio is the research in charge and you can access her online survey at the following Internet site: http://app.fluidsurveys.com/surveys/ilp/ilp-survey-2010/ Please login and have your say!
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