Awards, Programs & PD
Information for researchers, teachers, and students who are working in the field of language education or who are preparing to enter a career in that field.
Alberta Education—Language Teacher Bursary Program
Sponsored by: As part of Alberta's Languages Initiative, an endowment was created to support the Government's Economic Development Strategy.
Purpose: This program was established so teachers may improve their language fluency, pedagogical skills and knowledge through an educational immersion experience, and to help Alberta jurisdictions enhance their current language teaching capacity. The program will assist certificated Alberta teachers to take a summer post-secondary program in a language other than English or language pedagogy course at an institution outside of Canada. Teachers of Aboriginal languages, whose language of study is only available in Canada, are eligible.
Students will benefit from the enhanced pedagogical and language skills of their teachers, encouraging them to take up the challenge of learning a new language making them more globally competitive.
Post-secondary students in a recognized teacher preparation program in Alberta should contact Alberta Scholarship Programs about the Languages in Teacher Education Scholarship.
Value: Approximately ten bursaries of $5,000 each for study outside of Canada, and two bursaries of $2,500 for Aboriginal language study in Canada.
Alberta Scholarship Programs
Box 28000 STN MAIN
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R4
4th Floor, Sterling Place
9940 – 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2
Toll-free in Alberta: 310–0000
Based on availability of funds, IHLA supports scholarship applications from members in good standing.
For extensive information on professional development opportunities available at Alberta universities see Alberta Education - Learning Languages in Alberta - Professional Development: Development
For more information on Awards, Programs & PD for language teachers see:
- Professional Development offered by the CASLT and elsewhere
- Exchanges: student exchange programs
- Bursaries & Grants for researchers and for teachers and student teachers involved in teaching languages
- Awards for language teachers researchers