New CASLT Resources!
The Canadian Language Portfolio for Teachers
This document is a “must have” for second language teachers and students in Education that foresee a career as second language teachers and for any organization, in the public or private sector, wishing to support the learning of additional languages among its personnel. Based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) created by the Council of Europe, this tool allows the user to ascertain objectively the level of his/her competencies in the target language, to set up a course of action tailored to his/her own needs and to monitor the evolution of these competencies.
Member price: $24.00 CDN (plus S&H)
Price: $40.00 CDN (plus S&H)
Assessment in Action: A CEFR-based Toolkit for FSL Teachers
Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, Assessment in Action is a set of adaptable tasks that the teachers can use in the classroom to support assessment as, of and for learning at their students’ level in the language being taught. The tasks are designed for FSL classrooms but can be adapted for other languages.
Assessment in Action is built around five activity types: Spoken interaction; Spoken production; Listening; Reading; and Writingv. It covers the first two levels of the CEFTR, i.e. (A) Basic user and (B) Independent user. These levels are split into sub-levels – from A1.1 to B2.
Each activity type is based on a “Can-do” statement, which describes an activity that the student can do in the target language. Assessment in Action is published in two volumes: Level A and Level B.
For more information on the Assessment in Action, download our explanatory leaflet. To purchase these documents, visit our online boutique.
Linking Second Languages Research and Practice Series (LSLRP)
In our continuing effort to offer pedagogical support to our members, we developed this project in view of making L2 research more accessible and relevant to language educators. LSLRP gives access to six CMLR articles on classroom pedagogy (4 FSL and 2 ESL), and to their six corresponding Teachers Guides, developed by Dr Callie Mady of Nipissing University.
The Guides will help you put into practice some of the research findings published in the Canadian Modern Languages Review. They aim to promote reflection on our teaching, by providing a summary of each article in an interview format with the author researcher(s), offering suggestions for practical implications gleaned from each article, giving thought-provoking after-reading questions and suggesting other articles for further reading. To learn more, click here.
CASLT Teacher Support Resources
CASLT produces a variety of teacher guides, planners, research reports, videos and CD-Roms to support effective
teaching practices in the classroom. These documents are available for purchase (at member and non-member rates) by
ordering through our online boutique.
You can also consult our list of Research Reports and research informed Podcasts.