The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) has received funding from Canadian Heritage to produce tailored, comprehensive, and responsive professional learning (PL) content to help Indigenize and decolonize additional language (L+) education. It will result in four asynchronous online courses accessible to CASLT members.

CASLT is seeking a contractor to develop an asynchronous online course for language teachers on the exploration of one’s identity and personal journey towards understanding decolonization and Indigenization. The course should take a maximum of five hours to complete. It should recognize the relationality of language, local Indigenous peoples and communities, and the land. It should highlight the transformative journey of unlearning (decolonization), learning (Indigenization), and relearning (reconciliation). The course can include multiple learning modules with resources such as videos, tools (e.g., self-reflection tools, checklists, etc.), templates, articles, and text.

The contractor will also assist in facilitating one virtual community-building event centred on the same topic.

The course will be added to the CASLT CoLab along with three other courses focused on decolonizing and Indigenizing L+ pedagogies.

The contractor should have demonstrated experience with decolonization and/or infusing Indigenous worldviews and/or principles of learning into language teaching practices.

CASLT Responsibilities

CASLT will:

  • Establish a steering committee to select the contractor, identify essential elements and criteria, and ensure the quality and relevance of deliverables. This committee will also offer ongoing support and feedback to the contractor
  • Coordinate production including copyediting, translation, and proofreading of final drafts; graphic design; and integration in the
    CASLT Colab.
  • Promote the course to L+ educators and stakeholders
  • Help the contractor in planning and managing the virtual community-building event

Contractor Responsibilities

The contractor will:

  • Consult various sources (e.g., reports, surveys, associations, language education faculties, researchers, and experts) to identify key research-informed practices based on the theme above
  • Submit drafts of the course content to the steering committee for feedback
  • Revise the content according to feedback provided by the steering committee
  • Help plan and facilitate the virtual community-building event during the 2023-24 school year.


Deadline for proposals:

Friday, March 31, 2023

Deadline to submit the final draft of all course content:

Friday, September 1, 2023

Deadline to host the virtual community-building event:

Friday, March 29, 2024



The contractor’s honorarium for this project is $5,500.


Proposals must include:

  • A work plan with a timeline (a detailed plan for completing the steps under “Contractor Responsibilities”)
  • A copy of the applicant’s CV
  • A brief letter of intent
  • Two recent examples of the contractor’s previous work in this area (decolonization and/or infusing Indigenous worldviews and/or principles of learning into language teaching practices)

Please email proposals with “Proposal: Understanding Decolonization and Indigenization” in the subject line.

Deadline to submit:

Friday, March 31, 2023

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