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Learn more about ILEA Ontario Memberships here Download the registration forms here Pay for your Individual or Institutional Membership via PayPal here … [Read more...]

What is the European Union Day of Languages?

LEA Ontario is pleased to welcome all language educators, supporters and learners to the start of a new school year. Considering our current context, programs have had to adjust/embrace the virtual world for program delivery. We are confident that educators and learners will find approaches that work best. ILEA is happy to partner with the European Union Delegation to Canada (and its members/associates) to promote the European Union Day of Languages. This annual day of recognition is on September 26th but its idea and concept is important all year long. ILEA is currently collecting video clips … [Read more...]

Update on Intercultural Understanding in IL

The full document, Intercultural Understanding in International Languages - Tasks for the Classroom, is in English with sample classroom activities available in English, French, Arabic, German, Greek (Modern), Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. To make it easier for educators of the additional languages used to translate the original English activities, we have created additional PDF files that house only the activities for the classrooms for these … [Read more...]

Intercultural Understanding in International Languages – Tasks for the Classroom

The Ministry of Education provided a grant to ILEA a few years ago to develop tasks that focus in on the expectations for Intercultural Understanding within the curriculum guidelines. ILEA has produced a useful document that discusses an approach to working with the Intercultural Understanding expectations that appear within the expectations of the language skill areas. Please see the entire document here: ICU_ILEA_February_2020_Complete DocumentDownload The document is in English with sample activities available in English, French, Arabic, German, Greek (Modern), Italian, Japanese, … [Read more...]

ILEA Spring Forum (Virtual Meeting)

Good day! ILEA hopes everyone is well and safe, and managing in our current situation.   We would like to have a meeting most likely via Google Meet on Wednesday, June 3rd at 2 pm until approximately 3:30 pm.  Please confirm that you can join through Google Meet.   We will keep the topics to the following:   1. COVID19 - please share any successes or limitations that you have had by delivering the remainder of your IIL classes online in the absence of physical meeting;   2. Summer Plans - please share how you are delivering (if you are) any summer programs - are you doing online versions for … [Read more...]

Update to ILEA Members during the COVID 19 Pandemic

ILEA sends greetings and best wishes for the well being as well as the health and safety of ILEA members and their colleagues, families and friends. We certainly are hopeful for a manageable future for everyone worldwide and thoughts are also with those in our programs who may have family members locally and overseas coping with the current context. Some have been asking for ILEA to ask the Ministry about how to record missed sessions due to school closures. At this time, the executive have discussed this and have shared with members the wording currently appearing on Continuing Education … [Read more...]

ILEA Winter Working Forum 2020

Greetings to all Institutional Members of ILEA! The Winter Forum is almost upon us!! We will once again focus on a few topics of interest for ILEA members to work on/discuss/plan action on. The Winter Forum tends to be focused on less items but more work time and group discussions than the Fall and Spring Forums. Please see the agenda below. The meeting will be from 10 am to 2:30 pm on Friday February 28th, 2020. We are so very happy that the administration of the Peel District School Board has asked to host ILEA for this session and will be providing a working lunch for us all to enjoy. A big … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Fall 2019

AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Program Overview of the TDSB 3. ILEA Membership Reminders 4. ILEA Initiatives Intercultural Understanding Tasks Completed - WORKSHOP Language Alliance/Partnering with other subject associations - DISCUSSION 5. Discussion of PD for 2019-2020 Focus areas for school districts (whole group) ILEA responses to lack of funding for IIL-E (groups) 6. Research Findings for IL (University of Ottawa) 7. Indigenous Languages Updates – group sharing/tips 8. Other Discussion Points and Sharing decided by the group 9. Setting agenda items for Winter Forum (a few … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Winter 2019

Dear ILEA colleagues, Happy new year to all of you! May the Year 2019 be a happy and healthy one for you and your families! As we discussed at our fall meeting, our ILEA Winter Forum meeting will be held in Richmond Hill on February 11 from 10:00 to 3:00. A big thank-you to Mariela Giuliano and her staff of the York Region District School Board (International Languages Program) for volunteering to host. The focus of the WINTER FORUM will continue to be on fewer topics with longer discussion times having both pedagogical and administrative themes. The agenda will include presentations at the … [Read more...]