h h stern award 2017 robichaud nikiNiki Robichaud, 2017 H. H. Stern Award recipient

The H. H. Stern Award is granted each year to a second language teacher in recognition of their innovative teaching practices. The award also aims to support the sharing of innovative classroom practices amongst second language educators.

The award is named in memory of Dr. H. H. Stern in recognition of his contribution to second language instruction in Canada. Dr. H. H. Stern was a highly respected educator and the visionary initiator of the National Core French Study.

Each H. H. Stern Award recipient receives an award of $300, an award certificate, and a one-year CASLT membership.

Application Procedure

H. H. Stern Award nominee proposals should include a brief plan for evaluating the innovation, which will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Application of new techniques, strategies, and/or approaches to learning
  • Impact of the initiative in the classroom, school, or community
  • Demonstration of the related improvement in student language learning
  • Potential for duplication in other classrooms, schools, and communities of the innovative practice

The nominee also has to be a CASLT member.

Nomination procedure

Nominations can be made any person who has knowledge of the teacher and the innovative practice being nominated (e.g. a teaching colleague, school administrator, program consultant, parent, etc.).

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Submit your nomination by downloading the Nomination form and sending it to CASLT’s National Office by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Note: Projects already in progress that have not previously received this award are eligible to be nominated.

Deadline for nominations: May 31st of each year.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2017 – Niki Robichaud
  • 2016 – Manon Jetté
  • 2015 – Natasha E. Feghali
  • 2013 – Kelly MacNeil
  • 2012 – Sylvia Duckworth
  • 2011 – Mark Babin
  • 2010 – Sonya LeGresley
  • 2009 – Ursula Diem
  • 2008 – Monique Myers
  • 2007 – Julie Rousseau
  • 2007 – Evelyn Moores
  • 2007 – Timma Blain
  • 2007 – James Murphy
  • 2006 – Jan Claes
  • 2005 – Kimberly A. MacDonald
  • 2005 – Nicole Roy
  • 2004 – Wendy Maxwell
  • 2004 – Karn Laursen
  • 2004 – Kim Siegfriedt
  • 2003 – Carolyn Stacey
  • 2003 – Helen Coburn
  • 2003 – Yvonne Dufault
  • 2002 – Helen Coburn
  • 2002 – Normand Gaudreault
  • 2002 – Kezia Stever
  • 2001 – Yvonne Dufault
  • 2001 – Kevin Flynn
  • 2000 – Kezia Stever and Janet Arsenault

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