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2017 Languages Without Borders

CASLT, in collaboration with the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB), is pleased to announce that the 6th National Conference for Second Languages Teachers will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, April 6 to 8, 2017. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity: register now and submit your ideas for presentations and workshops. See you there!

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CASLT’s 2016 AGM and Networking Day

October 14, 2016

Join us for our next Annual General Meeting and Networking Day at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel (100 Kent Street) on Friday, October 14, 2016.

To confirm your attendance, please contact CASLT’s office at admin@caslt.org or by telephone at 1‑877‑727‑0994, ext. 233.

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Languages Without Borders Is on Social Medias!

Who will be presenting? Which exhibitors will I get to meet? What must I not miss during the event? Find out the answers to these questions and much more on Languages Without Borders’ new Facebook page. Like the page to stay up to date and share with your colleagues! You can also connect with us on Twitter with #LWB2017LSF.

Mark Your Calendars!

It’s official: CASLT’s Annual General Meeting and Networking Day will take place on October 14, 2016, at the Marriott Hotel in Ottawa (100, Kent Street). More information to come later this summer and fall.

A Survey to Continually Improve

The last few months, CASLT has been working very hard to improve its services, products, and activities. So we created a survey where members can give us their opinion on our practices. Take 15 minutes and complete it too: www.surveymonkey.com/r/GLXNLTK. Plus, everyone who does can win a $250 gift-card at Chapters!

New CASLT Publication

New Teacher’s Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Second Language Classroom

The New Teacher’s Handbook will guide you through some of the hardest challenges you will face at the beginning… and maybe even throughout your entire career as a second language teacher. Be it funding for relevant professional development, sharing classroom space with other teachers, or improving your own language proficiency, our experts have gathered what you need to survive and thrive.

Fear not. You will succeed!

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Session proposals: Deadline postponed

Great news! You now have until September 7, 2016, to submit your proposal for a session at Languages Without Borders 2017. The conference will take place from April 6 to 8, 2017, at Edmonton, in Alberta. Many types of sessions are available. For more details on the submission process and the selection criteria, visit www.caslt.org/LWB-2017-LSF/proposals_en.php.

Exhibitors and Sponsors, It’s Your Turn!

We are pleased to announce that organizations who wish to sponsor Languages Without Borders 2017 or exhibit at the event can now reserve their space with our online subscription system. Many options are available. For any question, please contact Guy Leclair (guyleclair@caslt.org) or Catherine Bisson (communications@caslt.org).

A 2-Year Online MA TESOL From Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University (TWU) in Langley, BC offers a 2-year online MA TESOL as well as a 12-month intensive resident MA TESOL. These identical programs are aimed at K – 12 teachers as well as settlement/LINC instructors, and EAP/ESOL teachers in Canada and around the world. The TWU MA TESOL leads to TQS Level 6 for BC K – 12 teachers. The TWU MA TESOL is both TESL Canada (Level 3) and TESOL Ontario accredited. See www.twu.ca/matesol for more information.

Applications for the Hakuho Foundation Research Fellowship are now Accepted

The Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research. You have until October 31, 2016, to submit your application. For all the details and forms, please visit www.hakuhofoundation.or.jp/english/program/tabid/196/Default.aspx.

2016 CAIT Congress: Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2016 CAIT congress, which will take place in Niagara Falls from October 20–22, is now officially open! Register now or before September 20, 2016, to enjoy the early-bird rates.

Full-time Lecturer in Japanese-Language: Deadline postponed

You now have until July 19, 2016, to apply for a full-time lecturer in Japanese-Language position at the Japan Foundation (JF). The job is a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal for another one-year period. Responsibilities include teaching and planning lectures, assisting other lecturers, promoting and encouraging the use of JF resources and participating in and giving presentations at conferences. Apply at jftor.org/job-postings.

Summer Training in Intensive French

It’s that time of the year again! Once more, many summer institutes in Intensive French are available across the country. Have a look at those we already announced and check the page often for new ones!

Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education: Online Registration Is Open

Next August 17-18, CAJLE will hold its annual conference and invite its members to submit their proposals. Topics will include, but not be limited to, this year’s theme “Japanese Language Education in the Global Age: Connecting with each other”. CAJLE invites you to register online now. You have until June 30, to get the early-bird registration rate, but until August 10, to register to the conference.

ALTE is looking for proposals

The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) is now welcoming abstracts for the ALTE 6th International Conference, and invite contributions from across the language assessment community – from academics, researchers, teachers, policy makers, regulators and language education experts. They also encourage presentations from New Researchers, with ALTE Scholarships available for the most promising contributions. Visit events.cambridgeenglish.org/alte-2017/call-for-abstracts for all the details.

IHLA is looking for a new coordinator

The IHLA invites applications for the position of Coordinator.  The Coordinator of IHLA works closely with the Executive Board and Board of Directors to provide support, organization and supervision of the numerous activities and services provided to its Member Schools, Teachers, and Administrators.  For more details, please read the job description. You have until July 29, 2016, to apply.

Call for papers: Interactions for Language Learning in and Around Virtual Worlds

Cambridge Journals is presently looking for papers to be published in a special issue of ReCALL due for May 2018. The special issue seeks to bring together papers that explore the theoretical frameworks and methodologies needed by researchers to analyze interaction data from social virtual worlds. For more details, visit https://fiplv.com/2016/05/26/call-for-papers-interactions-for-language-learning-in-and-around-virtual-worlds/.

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CASLT is concerned about the lack of consideration given to second languages in the latest report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages. To learn more, Click here.

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