Many lectures and workshops on various themes are coming up at UBC. See the following:
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia, Vancouver Mar 9, 7:00 pm
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, invites you to attend Expressions of Reconciliation: A Forum of Truth, Hope, and Understanding, Wednesday March 9, at 7pm at the Central Library, downtown Vancouver. The FREE public forum will discuss the legacy of Canada’s residential schools and their lasting effects on First Nations survivors, their families, and Canadians as a way to promote reconciliation for future generations. Hosted by CBC’s Andrew Chang, and in anticipation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Vancouver premiere of the classical ballet Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, (at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver), the evening’s event will include a presentation by Tyrone McNeil, president of the First Nations Education Steering Committee, traditional First Nations Storytelling, coupled with a Q+A with Royal Winnipeg Ballet Principal Dancer Sophia Lee. For information, please visit: vpl.ca
On May 6th , come join your colleagues in beautiful Whistler for a day that will renew your passion for teaching, inspire your love of learning and invigorate your spirit! The annual Whistler Conference is cosponsored this year by three Provincial Specialist Associations, the Provincial Intermediate and Middle Years Teachers’ Association (myPITA), the British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts (BCTELA) and the BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML). Together, they have put together an all-star cast of presenters including Adrienne Gear, Victoria Olson, Naryn Searcy, Stacia Johnson, Rome Lavrencic and Katherine Mulski. Each presenter will focus on the newly redesigned BC Curriculum and you are sure to take away not only practical ideas to implement immediately but also strategies to help your planning for years to come.
Workshop details and online registration are at www.bctela.ca
Space is limited, so reserve your spot before Spring Break!
The Ministry has recently updated the eligibility criteria and guidelines for provincial bursary programs in French. Bursaries are available for the following:
Of particular interest for French language teachers are the changes with the Teacher - Professional development in French bursary. Any BC certified teacher - whether in the public sector or independent school system - can apply for any in-person training program in French language and/or French teaching methods offered in Canada, including conferences hosted by ACELF, ACPI, APPIPC, BCATML, or BCLCA. This new allowance can greatly assist French teachers' professional development opportunities with organizations, such as BCATML. Registration fees of up to $1500 for one training program per year and up to $300 for one conference per year, plus a travel and accommodation subsidy. Teachers are also able to apply to this bursary every year, even if they have already received funding in previous applications! Full details can be found by clicking here or by downloading the eligibility criteria and guidelines PDF document below.
Wednesday, March 30 - 7:30pm
Auditorium Georges Brassens (6161 Cambie St)
Get tickets here: http://www.alliancefrancaise.ca/products/2618/
$4 for non-members / Free for AF members
$4 pour les non-membres / Gratuit pour les membres
ENGLISH SUBTITLES / SOUS-TITRES ANGLAIS
"UNE HEURE DE TRANQUILITE" / "DO NOT DISTURB" - 2015
Un film de Patrice Leconte
Avec : Christian Clavier, Valérie Bonneton, Carole Bouquet
Genre : Comédie
Durée : 1h20
Michel, passionné de jazz, vient de dénicher un album rare qu’il rêve d’écouter tranquillement dans son salon. Mais le monde entier semble s’être ligué contre lui : sa femme choisit justement ce moment pour lui faire une révélation inopportune, son fils débarque à l’improviste, un de ses amis frappe à la porte, tandis que sa mère ne cesse de l’appeler sur son portable… Sans parler du fait qu’il s’agit ce jour-là de la fameuse Fête des Voisins… Manipulateur, menteur, Michel est prêt à tout pour avoir la paix. Est-il encore possible, aujourd’hui, de disposer d’une petite heure de tranquillité ?
Michel, passionate about jazz, has just discovered a rare album that he dreams to listen quietly in his living room. But the world seems to have conspired against him, his wife just chose that moment to make her untimely revelation, his son shows up unexpectedly, one of his friends is knocking on the door, while his mother keeps calling him on his mobile. Not to mention the fact that it's today the famous Neighbours' Day. Manipulator, liar, Michel is desperate to have peace. Is it still possible today to h
Évènement Juste pour Rire VancouverGala des Rendez-vous de la FrancophonieVendredi 11 mars 2016 - 20h
Ouverture des portes à 19h30York Theatre - 639 Commercial Drive, VancouverPrévente : Membre $25.00 (+frais) | Non-membre$30.00 (+frais)
À la porte : Membre $30.00 (+frais) | Non-membre $35.00 (+frais)
This March, SFU’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA) will host the 6th annual Le Printemps de la Francophonie (Spring of Francophonie)—a series of conferences, talks, film screenings, workshops and live performances celebrating Canadian and international francophone cultures and communities.
This year, the event will bring together more than 30 guest speakers and artists to host and keynote 22 activities throughout the month. The annual event is a part of a globally recognized Francophonie celebration that includes the BC Francophonie Day on March 17 and the International Francophonie Day on March 20.
Le Printemps de la Francophonie welcomes all audiences. See the events below tailored for both Francophones and Anglophones:
Live performance from Zachary Richard
Saturday, March 19, starting at 8:00 p.m. – Jules Verne School auditorium, Vancouver, BC
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the creation of a $500 scholarship for French-language studies at Simon Fraser University.
Comparing the Americas: blending theories and cultural space
Patrick Imbert, University of Ottawa
Tuesday, March 1 – SFU Burnaby Campus
English: 4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m., West Mall Centre, 2503
French: 5:00 p.m.–7:30 pm, Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
Sociology and IPE
Dorval Brunelle, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Thursday, March 17 – SFU Burnaby Campus
English: 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m., Blusson Hall, 11911
French: 10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Academic Quadrangle, 5007
Film screening of “La famille Bélier” (w/ English subtitles)
Monday, March 7, 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. – Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
Film screening of My Internship in Canada (w/ English subtitles)
Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 p.m. – Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
Film screening of Chasse-Galerie : La légende (w/ English subtitles)
Tuesday, March 29, 2:30 p.m. – Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs
For more details and a complete schedule, visit www.sfu.ca/baff-offa/pdlf2016
March 01, 2016 - Source: https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2016/celebrate-canadas-bilingualism-with-a-month-of-festivities-en-fr.html
Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers' "OPL After-school Session" Tuesday March 8th (Séance de FP en ligne après-classe de l’ACPLS)
We are pleased to invite you to our Online Professional Learning session! This time our moderator will present an introduction to Google Classroom.
Title: An Introduction to Google Classroom
Moderator: Jim Murphy, e-teacher at the CDLI
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Are you new to Google Apps for Education (GAFE)? Have you heard of Google Classroom?
Discover what it is all about and how you can make use of it for your second language classroom, be it core, intensive or immersion. This session will walk you through the very basics of Google Classroom. We will explore the technical requirements, the initial setup, and the basic features. Also, I, Jim Murphy, will show you how to create and share files with students, prepare, grade and return assignments, while sharing best practices and sample activities for your Google Classroom.
Don’t miss it: register now to participate.
We look forward to seeing you on March 8.
The CASLT Team
Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à notre séance de formation professionnelle en ligne! Cette fois, notre animateur, Jim Murphy, vous présentera les bases de Google Classroom.
Titre : Une introduction à Google Classroom
Animateur : Jim Murphy, e-enseignant au CDLI
Date : Mardi 8 mars 2016
Heure : 18 h 30 à 19 h 30 (Heure normale de l’Est)
Avez-vous déjà utilisé les Google Apps for Education? Et avez-vous entendu parler de Google Classroom?
Découvrez ce dont il s’agit et comment les utiliser dans votre salle de classe de L2, que vous enseigniez en immersion, intensif ou de base. Grâce à cette séance, vous apprendrez les bases de cette application; vous explorerez les différents préalables, le paramétrage et les fonctionnalités importantes. De plus, notre animateur, Jim Murphy, vous expliquera comment créer et partager des fichiers avec les élèves et comment préparer, noter et leur remettre des évaluations. Le tout, en vous initiant aux meilleures pratiques et en partageant des exemples d’activités pour votre Google Classroom.
Ne ratez pas votre chance : inscrivez-vous dès maintenant pour participer.
Au plaisir de vous compter parmi nous!
L’équipe de l’ACPLS
Dear Colleagues (and #langchat participants!),
It’s that time of year again, and we are so excited to start accepting applications for presenters to our BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages 2016 Fall "Celebrating Languages" Conference!
We invite you and your colleagues to submit a proposal for a presentation, workshop, or sharing session at our PSA Day, to be held at Michael J. Fox Theatre and Burnaby South Secondary School, on Friday, October 21, 2016. Every year, our Conference Committee has the extremely difficult job of going through all the phenomenal options you provide us and trying to create a balanced, comprehensive program for our participants. If you know anyone else whom you think has experience, energy, growth, and wisdom to share, please encourage them to apply to present!
Workshops can be about Spanish, French, German, Punjabi, Mandarin, or Japanese teaching, but in fact the workshops don't need to be about languages at all! Send your proposal in, no matter what your ideas: our members have a diverse range of professional interests, and our students have dynamic learning needs that we all strive to meet. Our schedule can accommodate single, double, or full-day workshops. We are also happy to consider proposals with co-facilitators.
When considering your proposal(s), we encourage you to focus on issues such as:
· how technology impacts language learning, including the use of iPads;
· infusing aboriginal perspectives into your practice;
· updating methods with technology;
· using the redesigned curriculum;
· cross-curricular pedagogy;
· team teaching;
· computational linguistics;
· elementary French methods for K-7 teachers;
· social-emotional learning;
· growth mindset in the language classroom;
· building bridges with indigenous culture;
· how to preserve strong language elective programs;
· strategies/activities that you have found useful;
· motivating students through art and culture in the language classroom;
· critical thinking & metacognition in the language classroom
· literacy strategies;
· best forms of assessment;
· methods for teaching elementary level French.
Please submit your proposals by May 9, 2016 via the electronic proposals form on our website:
Thank you so much for your willingness to share your professional growth & expertise! We look forwards to seeing the variety of ideas that will be flooding in!
Nicole Jarvis and Jacqueline Alvarado Cruz
BCATML Conference Committee
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