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  • Katy Arnett, Professor of Educational Studies and Faculty Advisor for Academic Accessibility, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Friday)
  • Kaleb, Musgamdzi Child, Kwakiutl Educator – Director, Indigenous Education (Saturday)

Featured Presenters

  • Martina Bex
  • Luisa Canuto
  • Denis Cousineau
  • Angelica Galante
  • Catherine Ousselin
  • Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez de France

Confirmed Presenters*

  • Kiran Abraham, Anne-Marie Bilton – Supporting English Language Learners in FRIMM (W72LWZK)
  • Reshara Alviarez – Towards Inclusive Pedagogy: Including Students with Communicative Challenges and Special Education Needs in Ontario's French as a Second Language Classrooms (WGP5XF7)
  • Fatima Assaf – Multilingual Children's meaning-making and communication in the mathematics classroom (W6PDHB)
  • Nadia Bazinet – Le SEP en lecture des garçons du secondaire en contexte de français langue seconde, une piste à suivre? (W3WM2PQ)
  • Carole Bonin – Tools to Support Teaching and Learning of French: Teacher Reflection, Student Survey, Administrator's Interview Questions and Observation Checklist (W56NVCQ)
  • Carole Bonin – CASLT's Second Language Teacher and Leader Mentorship Program (WLT3X6)
  • Stephanie Burke – La pédagogie par projet et la technologie - Comment motiver des élèves en français langue seconde! (WABLXAR)
  • Glenn Cake – Fantastic Formative Assessment in Foreign Language (WSQPKT)
  • Tanya Campbell – Teaching Intermediate Core French with Confidence (W69BR7)
  • Andreea Cervatiuc – Modern Online Professional Development for Language Teachers (WACATW5)
  • Amandeep Chhina, Kamal Kaur – Stories Matter (W5NRVDD)
  • Isabelle Cote – Parlez! On vous écoute! (WX38U)
  • Denis Cousineau – Construire la confiance orale des apprenants et des enseignants en langue seconde (FLS ou autres langues) (WAKG9NL)
  • Karla Culligan – Fostering Students’ Oral Communication in the Second Language Mathematics Classroom (W46ZMS)
  • Karla Culligan, Joseph Dicks, Paula Kristmanson, Josée Le Bouthillier, Lisa Michaud – Second Language Research Institute of Canada: Creating Knowledge . . . Supporting Practice (WKZPEVL)
  • Caroline (Caz) Davidson – English Language Learning Strategies within an Academic Framework (WYGK9U)
  • Michelle De Abreu – Organized Chaos: Get Everyone Talking At Once (WZ6SRD7)
  • Pierre Demers – Elements of L2 Teaching to Indigenous Peoples of Canada (WQ2WKB7)
  • Rebecca Deutschmann – UDL + SEL = AALL (Access for All Language Learners) (WK3FLNA)
  • Stephanie Dodyk – Talking to Learn: How Talk Creates an Inclusive and Affirming Classroom (WHR42GA)
  • Lesley Doell, Diana Boisvert – Real-Life Intercultural Experiences that Counter Attrition & Engage Professionals in FSL and Immersion Programs (WMEY9WT)
  • Meilan Ehlert, Daniele Moore – Translanguaging as Creative Ways to Learn & Transform: Korean Youth Learning a L3 in China (W5TC4DM)
  • Barbara Franchi – Développez les compétences langagières de vos élèves avec la plateforme IDÉLLO (W6S87L8)
  • Angela George, Rachel Friedman, Eleonora Buonocore – Bringing culture to the language classroom: Virtual exchanges, cultural portfolios and podcasts (WH4KLEE)
  • Yuiko Goya – Talking about your hometown – Conversation activity in the Japanese language classroom (WMP6U58)
  • Nancy Griffith-Zahner – Bringing Reconciliation into the Core French Classroom: Honouring Indigeneity While Building French Fluency (WRREHR2)
  • Kindra Harte – Hot Off The Press! Spanish Resources to share (WXND7X7)
  • Laura Hermans-Nymark, Nicole Poirier, Sally Rehorick – The CEFR in the workplace: A CEFR-based oral evaluation for all New Brunswick healthcare sector employees (WAP8BA)
  • Grace Ho – Origami for Every Occasion – Bringing Every Student into the Fold (WTQP95K)
  • Thi Tram Sinh Huynh, Isabelle Montésinos-Gelet – L’intégration de l’atelier d’écriture en contexte de langue seconde : une étude de cas (WER84TA)
  • Jessica Irvine – Core French Education Re-Inspired (WGLR6FW)
  • Terry Lamb – Shifting mindsets in linguistically super-diverse urban spaces: valuing multilingualism in classrooms and beyond (WRFY35R)
  • Kelly Larking Conway – Je peux parler le français! (WDP586D)
  • Genevieve Larose-Farmer – Voix autochtones : Intégrer les ressources autochtones authentiques dans la classe d’immersion. (WMC4EYZ)
  • Rome Lavrencic – How to get your students to Parlez vous en français! (WABGCN6)
  • Josée Le Bouthillier, Renée Bourgoin, Lisa Michaud – Des pratiques pédagogiques adaptées aux étapes du développement de l’oral en langue seconde (WEZAD4T)
  • Emmanuelle Le Pichon – The Language Friendly School: a bottom up and context sensitive approach to plurilingual continuity (WV4SN7Q)
  • Léo-James Lévesque – La grammaire en action: enseigner la grammaire dans une perspective communicative (WB6U32T)
  • Jingjing Li – The Difference Study between AP and IB Chinese course (WCC6Q94)
  • Ping Li – Fostering a Growth Mindset with Standards-based Assessment and Reflection (W6SP5D)
  • Lori Lunty – It's About Time! How Can We Maximize Time in the Second Language Classroom? (WE4NRGP)
  • David Macfarlane – Approche neurolinguistique - historique et principes (WPB2WX8)
  • David Macfarlane – How well do they speak their L2? Evaluating learners’ oral proficiency (W9NEGUX)
  • Maria Isabel Mayo-Harp, Naoko Takei, Jia Fei – Different activities to promote learners’ collaboration and interaction across three undergraduate language programs (WWT8BG)
  • Andrew McFayden – Indigenous Music Research Project for Core French (W6NAKNF)
  • Andreas Meckes – Indigene Kultur und Perspektiven im Deutschunterricht (WCD3V6C)
  • Michelle Metcalfe – Introduction to Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling: Bringing joy, laughter and authenticity to the language classroom. (WA86N2L)
  • Ashley R. Moore – Heteronormative beasts and where to find them: Identifying and combatting the heteronormativity in your textbook! (WUTAW5B)
  • Shari Moritz – Jouons Ensemble: Play and Take Away! (W9BZUNF)
  • Jim Murphy – Implementing Portfolio-Based Language Assessment for CLB - Pitfalls and Positives (WYUXRAH)
  • Shauna Néro – Connecting Curriculum Design to Competency-based Assessment: Rethinking Percentages to Focus on Proficiency (WS5AWYP)
  • Shauna Néro – On écrit sur les murs: Developing our students‘ French literacy skills (WA7V9AW)
  • Philippa Parks – Beyond the drill: Integrating grammar instruction into meaningful writing activities (WHXX9LQ)
  • Philippa Parks – How evaluation can hinder, not help, student teachers (W3GSRZC)
  • Adriana Ramírez, Michelle Metcalfe – Teaching with CI (Comprehensible Input) Novels: Building Intercultural Understanding in the Language Classroom (WSRADS)
  • Natasha Rivera – The “Native Speaker” Myth: An Argument for Diversity in Japanese Language Education (WHTMXGZ)
  • Joanne Robertson, Tracy Langer – Language Learning: It All Starts with A Good Story! (W5DHPK7)
  • Carl Ruest – Mettre la série télé au coeur de la classe de français de base (WKMCD3L)
  • Matthew Russell – Teaching Japanese Through Comprehensible Input – a Presentation, Workshop, and Discussion on CI/TPRS Activities, Strategies, and Philosophy in a Japanese Classroom (WWM82N)
  • Marje Stock – Eine erweiterte Realität beim Deutschlernen? (WCL5P)
  • Stacey Sveistrup – Learning Centres and more! (WT8X7US)
  • Nicole Thibault – Stronger Together! Sharing Linguistic Duality Success Stories - Resources for Students (WD7NX2S)
  • Lynn Thomas – What do grade 6 students say about themselves as writers in French and English? A lot! (W3SKMB)
  • Jesus Toapanta – Developing Listening Skills in the Language Classroom (WAH23V5)
  • Margaret Truant, Krista Heizelman – Un Sac de Trucs! (WGQ9V84)
  • Meike Wernicke, Carl Ruest – L’interculturel, qu’ossa donne? Rendre pertinente l’interculturalité par l’expérience (WCMB3PC)
  • Luisa Zimich – Empowering Beginning ELLs in Junior High (WETNWZT) 

Overview of Sessions

In the FSL/FAL conference strand, over two dozen confirmed presentations deal with such diverse subjects as boys and reading, incorporating Indigenous voices, and time maximization in the classroom. Various teaching strategies include play-based learning, learning centres, television as a teaching tool, and strategies to support oral communication and confidence. As well, sessions on inclusive pedagogy, tools to support learning, writing workshops, grammar, and linguistic duality success stories will offer many new ideas.

For teachers of ESL/EAL, thoughtful presentations on topics like empowering ELLs and how talk creates an inclusive and affirming classroom are just the beginning. Those working on developing writing skills will appreciate sessions on how students think of themselves as writers as well as teaching grammar as part of writing. In addition, sessions dealing with issues of assessment, such as using a portfolio, and how to best support multilingual children in the mathematics classroom are on offer.

In the International and Heritage Languages stream, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Spanish are included. Topics range from fostering a growth mindset in learners, to bringing stories and culture into the classroom, to what new teaching resources are available. In terms of Indigenous Languages, Cultures, and Perspectives, discussions include L2 teaching to Indigenous Peoples, bringing reconciliation into the French classroom, and fostering student research on Indigenous music.

Many sessions — such as finding online PD and identifying heteronormativity in textbooks — will be of interest to all, no matter what language you teach. Specific topics covered include competency-based assessment, formative assessment, and fair evaluation along with building listening skills, using storytelling, developing literacy, oral proficiency, and the neurolinguistic approach. In the burgeoning area of access for all in language education, topics like developing intercultural understanding, valuing multilingualism, translanguaging, and creating a language-friendly school will provide lots of ideas to take away.

As well, targeted sessions on CASLT Mentorship Program, what’s new from the Second Language Research Institute of Canada (L2RIC), using the CEFR in the healthcare sector, and the highly topical issue of using online learning resources — such as the IDÉLLO platform — round out the sessions confirmed so far.



* Last updated: 2020-06-17




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