IL Ministry update and future ILEA meetings

Good day ILEA Institutional Reps! The Ministry of Education IL-E Resource Guide has now been posted! Further good news has been confirmed this week with the Ministry as well - the Ministry will be developing the website that features this document with sample resources, organizers from the document, checklists, links and more! ILEA will provide assistance for the development of this website and this will include ILEA's Four Pillars of the Importance of International Language Education! Great news! In regards to IL-S (Secondary), this Ministry of Education Curriculum Guideline is still in … [Read more...]

Workshop in Ottawa: It’s in the task!

ILEA (International Languages Educators' Association) in partnership with OTF (Ontario Teachers' Federation) is offering a summer program for teachers of International Languages on July 25 and 26, 2012 in Ottawa. For a full description of the workshop please go to the OTF website. The link follows below. This workshop is open to all elementary and secondary language teachers. Please note that the workshop is only for certified teachers ( OCT or letter of standing). The deadline for registration is June 8th. This is the first time that we are offering this workshop in Ottawa. We hope that … [Read more...]

IL Research Project – Laura Ambrosio

Laura Ambrosio, representative of institutional member University of Ottawa, updated ILEA institutional reps on her research projects at the Winter Forum that took place in Ottawa in February of 2012.  Laura has been doing a research project on the current status and needs of IL instructors in Ontario (and hopefully will spread this onwars throughout Canada).  The attached document (below) is a summary of her presentation to the ILEA folks last month. … [Read more...]

It’s in the task!

ILEA's Executive will be presenting this weekend in Edmonton for IHLA (International and Heritage Languages Association - Northern Alberta).  Maria and Constantine will be presenting the workshop:  It's in the Task! that focuses on the creation of effective performance-based tasks for communicative language classrooms.  The program flyer is attached for information on this ILEA workshop. … [Read more...]

Feedback session – revised IL-Secondary Curriculum

This is a follow up message for a question that came up recently at an ILEA Institutional Forum meeting. The Ministry of Education is having a feedback session on the revised IL-Secondary Curriculum Guidelines in Toronto on March 8th - this is with invitation only. Subject associations such as ILEA along with school boards are being asked to provide feedback on the revised document. If you have not heard about this and are interested in giving feedback, ask your institution. As well you will have a chance to provide feedback via ILEA on this document after the meeting occurs. … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy in International Language Classrooms

The Ministry of Education provided ILEA with a grant to take the principles of financial literacy and create activities for the language classroom based on those principles. Unit plans have been created along with sample activity descriptions and rubrics for culminating tasks. Activity description handouts have also been translated/interpreted into French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Simplified Mandarin.  These are available here and in the resource section of ILEA's website. … [Read more...]

Canadian Languages Strategy!

ILEA is the ONTARIO voice on the CLA (Canadian Languages Association) and has been communicating with Senator Mobina Jaffer on developing a multilingual vision for Canada.  We hope to provide you more information on this initiative in 2012.  In the meanwhile, have a look at the document that is the focus of our work and you will be pleased to see that ILEA's four pillars for the importance of multilingualism have been referenced in the document.  Please find the document in the Resources section of our website. For more information on the CLA follow this link: … [Read more...]

ILEA in Barcelona

ILEA's Presentation in Barcelona is being featured again! Our Executive Director's interview at LINGUAMON in Barcelona is on the website again. Check out Linguamon's website for information on the future opening of the new building for their "House of Languages." The province of Catalunya has been looking at Ontario's model for international languages in order to increase the amount of language programs being offered for their diverse population of today. Constantine Ioannou's talk has been written up and is available in the resource section. The link: … [Read more...]