The Ontario Curriculum documents, created by the Ministry of Education, define what students are taught in publicly-funded schools across the province. They outline the knowledge and skills that students are expected to acquire in each subject over the course of each school year, and provide teachers and parents with a set of province-wide standards. This tool helps educators, […]

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Access the article here MARCH 11, 2016 Gray Matter By KATHERINE KINZLER BEING bilingual has some obvious advantages. Learning more than one language enables new conversations and new experiences. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as […]

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Modern Language Council: Communicating with Parents and Guardians The above link from the Modern Language Council (MLC)/ Conseil des langues modernes (CLM) is a publication entitled Communicating with Parents and Guardians, which is part of a series of modules released by the Ontario Modern Language Teacher Association(OMLTA) following the revisions to the French curricula in […]

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Access this website here This article explores the developing trend among parents choosing to send their children to online schools and their rationale for doing so. Research indicates that key factors include a desire for greater flexibility, a safer learning environment and a change from their local school. Bibliography: Getting Smart. (2015). Why Online Learning Works […]

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Access this website here The French Embassy of Canada website hosts a comprehensive set of resources for tutors seeking professional development opportunities and innovative FSL teaching materials for the classroom. Certification exams and training programs online and in France offer opportunities for new credentials, while communication resources offer conduits to establishing partnerships between FSL classrooms and […]

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Access this educational blog here   This blog is perfect for elementary tutors looking to incorporate interactive technologies into their students’ learning. Mme Duckworth provides comprehensive introductions to everything she implements, so tutors should have no trouble familiarizing themselves with the technology and their related pedagogy.   Bibliography: Mmeduckworth.blogspot.ca. (2016). eTools for Language Teachers. [online] Available […]

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Access this educational site here AIM (Accelerated Integrated Method) is a relatively new mode of teaching language that makes extensive use of gesture, mime, music and dance alongside words to communicate meaning to students. The AIM website provides users with access to the broad base of research that identifies gesture as critical to the learning process, […]

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Access this educational blog here This accessible blog features a bevy of ready-to-use resources for tutors looking to incorporate new ideas and technologies into their interactions with students, including interactive student notebooks, QR codes and iPads. Bibliography: Ordinaryfslteacher.blogspot.ca. (2015). teacher. [online] Available at: http://ordinaryfslteacher.blogspot.ca/ [Accessed 16 Mar. 2016].

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