With the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has come to play a vital role in language classrooms. As part of our mission to support second language teachers and teaching throughout Canada, CASLT is hosting a series of Online Professional Learning webinars exploring the role of technology in language teaching and learning.
A blended learning environment requires routines purposefully designed to establish a community of second language learners who can maintain low affective filters. This helps them stay motivated and able to acquire language. Effective routines can provide consistency, stability, and greater learner autonomy. In this webinar, we will delve into research-based evidence to share a variety of practical teaching strategies and routines that will help you meet the needs of your blended L2 learners.
French Program Coordinator
Shauna Néro is the Coordinator of the Provincial Network of French Language Educators in British Columbia at the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs at Simon Fraser University. She is also the French Program Coordinator for the Mission School Board. She has taught French Language, Social Studies, and Core French at the high school level and was a Vice-Principal in a dual-track immersion elementary school. She is also an author of FSL teaching modules for FrancoLab (TV5 Quebec) and Educastream (France). She teaches the “Designs for Learning: French as a Second Language” course, which covers a variety of teaching approaches and strategies for future teachers, at Simon Fraser University. She is currently completing her Master’s degree at Simon Fraser University. A former immersion student and the mother of a daughter in immersion, Shauna understands the challenges of learning an additional language in a minority setting. She is passionate about creating authentic, action-oriented learning experiences for French students to help them develop their essential, intercultural, and linguistic skills. Through her interactive workshops, she supports teachers at the provincial and national levels by blending theory and practice into the learning process — from planning to practice to assessment — to engage learners in acquiring French as a second language.