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CASLT Board of Directors openings 2015-2016

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers announces that it seeking expressions of interest for openings on its Board of Directors. CASLT’s Board of Directors operates as a policy-setting body with overall responsibility for establishing the organization’s strategic direction, public relations, member services and financial goals. Board members manage or supervise the management of the activities and affairs of the Association, and are responsible for liaison work with partner associations. They are also expected to participate in teleconference/online meetings and attend face-to-face board meetings (normally three to four per year), including one Annual General Meeting in the fall. The ability to function in both official languages is a requirement of the position. To access the call for expression of interest, click here; to download the expression of interest form, click here.

Greetings from the Destination Clicteam!

Destination Clic is for Canadian citizens or permanent residents, who have their permanent residence outside of Quebec, and who are enrolled in a French-as-a-first-language school, in Grade 8 or 9.

Destination Clic is a three-week program for enrichment in French as a first language. Most expenses are covered! Destination Clic offers you cultural activities, exciting experiences, and new friends while exploring another francophone region of Canada.

For more information:
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GRANTS FOR CANADIAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE TEACHING ASSISTANTS IN SPAIN FOR 2015-16 (ENGLISH OR FRENCH LANGUAGES)

There are around 2,000 positions available all over Spain for university graduates or undergraduate students who have completed at least two full years of college or university. The positions are offered in the K-12 public school system and public language schools. Applications will be accepted online from JANUARY 7th, 2015 through APRIL 7th, 2015. Grants will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, therefore it is important to apply as soon as possible. Assistants will get a minimum monthly allowance of 700 € after taxes (985 CAD, as of December, 2014). The duration of the grant is eight months: October 2015 to May 2016. Assistants will also be provided with medical insurance. Should you need further information about this great opportunity for students, graduates and teachers, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be pleased to provide you and the potential candidates with additional details. More information in: http://www.mecd.gob.es/canada/convocatorias-ayudas/convocatorias-canada.html. Oficina de Educación - Education Office: Embajada de España en Canadá, 74 Stanley Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1M 1P4, Canada. Phone: 613 741 8399. http://www.mecd.gob.es/canada/.

French for the Future -- National Ambassador Youth Forum

French for the Future invites bilingual high school students to submit their application and join this year’s National Ambassador Youth Forum (NAYF). Who can apply? Students: in grade 11 or secondary IV in Quebec; available from August 13 to 18, 2015; enrolled in French Second Language or French First Language programs. More information on the selection criteria here. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2015.

CASLT Awards & Recognition

CASLT recognizes excellence in language education. Our awards are given annually to members who have contributed greatly to the advancement of second language teaching and learning throughout Canada and beyond. Do you know a deserving colleague, mentor or friend? CASLT members are encouraged to submit nominations for the award. All CASLT members are eligible for the following awards:

Our prestigious Robert Roy Award recognizes outstanding contributions by educators and researchers to the second language education field.

Our Honorary Lifetime Member Award acknowledges individuals who have rendered significant service and demonstrated leadership in the advancement of second language education.

Please submit a text (400 words maximum) supporting your nominee to the attention of the Awards Nomination Committee, CASLT National Office.

Deadline for nominations: May 31st of each year.


Our HH Stern Award supports innovative classroom projects. Do you have an innovative project for your classroom or school which could use some financial support? Our H.H. Stern Awards are granted each year to support innovative classroom practices in second language learning. If you are a CASLT member, you can apply for the H.H. Stern Award. To be considered for the award, your proposal must:

  • be innovative through the application of new techniques, strategies and/or approaches to learning;
  • identify the impact of the project in the classroom, school or community;
  • demonstrate the related improvement of student language learning;
  • have the potential for duplication in other classrooms, schools, and communities;
  • include a brief plan for evaluating the innovation.

To obtain more information and download the application form, please go to our H.H. Stern Award page.

Deadline for nominations: March 31st of each year.

Dear professionals in the language education field,

Don't miss the 2015 Destination for Language Education!

The World Congress of Modern Languages, attracting over 1,000 participants from across Canada and the world, is taking place in spectacular Niagara Falls, Canada, March 26-28, 2015.

An impressive number of plenary sessions, roundtables, workshops, and presentations will engage you in discussions on innovative pedagogies, latest research, policy, new technologies, diverse strategies, and best practices. Exhibitors will be there to offer important resources, and social events will contribute to the unique opportunity to learn, network, and relax while enjoying the breathtaking scenery and the company of like-minded delegates.

Browse the Congress Page for additional information on the high-profile professional exposure and the unique professional development opportunity this event offers!

Register at your earliest convenience and secure your spot in this much anticipated project!

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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.

CASLT supports the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages recommendations in its Annual Report 2011-2012. To learn more, Click here.

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