Our CASLT workshops have been centrally developed and reflect the educational philosophy of the National Core French Study and other subsequent CASLT projects. These workshops are presented by members of the CASLT Board of Directors, National Council Representatives and staff who have undergone centrally conducted training sessions.
Workshops are very hands-on. They introduce specific topics, encourage further exploration, and provide practical useful tools, tips, or strategies. Workshops also help teachers become better acquainted with our Association and the services we offer them.
All workshops are one hour to three hours in duration.
Our workshops are often held at provincial language conferences. They can also be hosted by request at School Board or Faculty of Education sponsored professional development days.
There is no fee for booking a CASLT workshop. CASLT covers honoraria and onsite expenses of the presenter (including courier and printing of materials).
However, if travel is required, the hosting body needs to cover travel costs of the out of province presenter. Our partner associations can select one out of province presenter per conference, per year at no cost.
You can book a CASLT workshop by contacting our National Office at 1-877-727-0994 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop offers 12 video-clips with teaching cards, evoking the various realities of French speakers across Canada from diverse origins but who all share a love for the French language. These materials are great for teachers of core French, Intensive French or French immersion from grades 7 through 12. Each participant receives a kit with a DVD and the 12 teaching cards. All participants will thus leave the workshop with new pedagogical material and numerous practical ideas for their classrooms. This workshop is only available in French.
Celebrating the Languages Week!
This interactive workshop presents cultural and linguistic resources and activities to help teachers increase multi-language awareness in the classroom, the school, the district, and the community. Participants explore strategies for creating an atmosphere of excitement by organizing a celebration of languages and opening students’ minds to the richness and opportunities inherent in learning another language. This workshop is for second language teachers of English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese or Chinese and can be adapted to all modern language-teaching contexts. Target audience: General K-12. Participants receive a bilingual teaching guide. Multilingual support materials are available for purchase. This workshop can be offered in either English or French.
Applying Elements of Intensive French in FSL Classrooms
This interactive workshop introduces participants to the basic elements of the Intensive French approach. They will learn how to apply many of these successful literacy strategies and activities in their second language classrooms in order to enhance the development of student communication skills. Participants will receive a handout of activities to use with their students. Target audience: Grades 4-12, Core French teachers, consultants and administrators. This workshop can be presented in French, in English or bilingually.
An Introduction to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP)
This workshop will increase awareness among participants of the uses of the CEFR and the ELP and their application in Canadian classrooms. This workshop provides an introduction to the Framework, its proficiency levels and useful scales for learner self-assessment. The accompanying Portfolio serves to demonstrate and validate language learning inside and outside of school environments. Samples from each of the three components (Passport , Biography and Dossier) will be presented and their uses discussed. Details on pilot projects underway across the country will be shared. Target audience: second-language teachers, consultants and administrators. This workshop can be presented in French, in English or bilingually. This workshop can be presented in a three-hour format providing additional time for participants to explore more fully the sample tools and to work in groups considering their use in Canadian classrooms.
Using Literacy Strategies to Develop Oral Communication in FSL classrooms
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