State of IL-E Programs in Ontario

Based on a survey of school districts across Ontario, ILEA compiled some results related to the state of IL-E programs across the province. ILEA spent much time connecting with school boards to get a comprehensive picture of third language programs at the elementary level with hopes to move into a similar survey for secondary programs in the future. The results were quite interesting. The most profound piece of data was the fact that professional development was by far the most identified need in the program yet many school boards were limited in what they could provide. As well, it became … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Fall 2018

Dear ILEA Colleagues, We will have our first ILEA Institutional Forum for this school year in Ottawa - we bring the ILEA meeting to Ottawa every 2-3 years in order to accommodate our Eastern Ontario members who usually travel to Southern Ontario for our meetings. The meeting will be on Monday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  It has been three years since we last had a meeting in Ottawa, so we are looking forward to it! We welcome topics for the agenda for this meeting. Please email me items that you would like to discuss by November 1st, 2018. The following items will be included … [Read more...]

Aga Khan Museum – an ILEA Resource

Thanks to a special opportunity coming from the Ministry of Education and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, ILEA is proud to launch its first resource that provides language educators with tasks that can be done in person or online at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. ILEA has looked at a few selections from the wonderful art objects and paintings available at the Aga Khan Museum and have created enriching and engaging activities that can be offered in language classes. Tasks are available in English across three levels with student resources also available in French, Persian and Arabic. We are … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Spring 2018

We look forward to seeing all of you at our "ILEA Spring Forum 2018" at the Toronto Catholic School Board on June 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please come to this meeting prepared to share what your board is doing with curriculum, professional development and inservices in your International Languages Elementary and Secondary programs. We also hope to have a small discussion on the implementation of Trillium. As mentioned in a previous email the address  for the ILEA forum is: CEC, York University Quigly Hall 80 Sheppard Ave East Thank-you to Manuela Sequeira and the International Languages … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy in IL 2nd Edition

ILEA Ontario is proud to announce the release of its second edition of Financial Literacy in International Languages. This resource document has been updated to reflect the most recent curriculum expectations for International Languages - Secondary. As in the past, this resource demonstrates assessment planning using the theme of financial literacy for levels 1, 2 and 3 of International Languages. The unit plan shows how the three types of assessments are connected within the unit and it is accompanied by tasks descriptions and sample materials for Assessment FOR Learning and Assessment OF … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Fall 2017

Greetings ILEA colleagues! Now that everyone is settled into their school year, we would like to invite you to our next ILEA Institutional Forum meeting to be held on Monday, November 6 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are pleased that the Aga Khan Museum will be hosting this meeting. The address of the museum is: 77 Wynford Drive in Toronto. A special thank-you to Jovanna Scorsone and her team at the Aga Khan Museum for making all the arrangements to host our meeting at the museum. If you have items that you would like to include on the agenda, please email agenda items to Luca Buiani, … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Winter 2017

We hope that all is well with you and your program. The ILEA Winter Forum in 2017 is now under the new format for all future Winter Forums - Committee Forum. This approach allows for smaller groupings based on current and popular topics identified by the Institutional Members. This will give ILEA representatives an opportunity to engage in rich dialogues on the topics that are of interest. Each committee will summarize key points and make recommendations. Members who are not ready to make a commitment to a specific committee yet, can feel free to move around to different committee … [Read more...]

ILEA Institutional Forum Meeting – Fall 2016

Hello ILEA friends and members, ILEA Institutional Forum - Fall 2016 will take place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3 pm. The meeting will be held in Mississauga, and hosted by the Dufferin and Peel Catholic School Board.   If you have items that you would like to add to the agenda, please email Luca (Chair) and/or Constantine (Executive Director) care of: info@ilea.ca AND luca.buiani@ycdsb.ca   Agenda:   1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Intercultural Awareness Storytelling Challenge 3. International Languages at the DPCSB  4. Report by ILEA's Executive … [Read more...]