What We Do
Our PD & Events
CASLT provides a variety of professional development opportunities to teachers, administrators and interested educational authorities. In all cases, CASLT strives to link current research to teaching practices, informing on new trends in second language education and sharing practical applications for the classroom. Topics reflect suggestions from CASLT member surveys, CASLT research reports, pan-Canadian projects, and identified current trends in second language education.
CASLT also provides our Speaker Bureau Service for members interested in offering professional development sessions and for conference organizers looking to reach inspiring workshop presenters.
CASLT participates and presents workshop sessions at most provincial and national language conferences and can provide sessions at school board professional development days.
CASLT CHEZ VOUS
CASLT has developed a series of one-day professional development in-service sessions to be delivered in remote or under-served areas across the country. These are conducted in partnership with local, regional or provincial organizations.
TEACHER EDUCATOR SYMPOSIA
CASLT has developed and delivered in partnership with the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) a one-day symposium specifically targeted to address the needs of our Teacher educator members. The first symposium held in June 2007 was a huge success. The next scheduled event will be in June 2009. Watch for details!
CASLT had a longstanding tradition of presenting national conferences from 1970 to 1997. It also coordinated national conferences in partnership with the Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers (CAIT) in 2003 and 2006. CASLT is now preparing to host a national conference for teachers of international languages scheduled for May 2009. More details soon!
INTENSIVE FRENCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
CASLT supports the Departments of Education in providing training to new teachers of IF, professional development to experienced teachers of IF, information sessions to administrators and consultants.