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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 4, January/February 2008


The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) has many new resources and improved member services.

New resources:

  • Open Your World with Languages—Celebrating Languages Week! The kit includes four multilingual poster/teaching tools, a PDF teacher support guide and student bookmarks. Available for purchase.
  • Common Framework of Reference and a Portfolio for Languages in Canada. A series of fact sheets and an information kit to increase awareness on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio and their potential adoption for use in the Canadian educational context. Available for purchase.

You can order copies by consulting our resource catalogue—www.caslt.org.

CASLT website

CASLT will soon be launching a brand new look and navigation for its website. Features include:

  • access to a "Members Only" section with access to special resources and documents.
  • improved navigation to find appropriate information and resources of interest to them.
  • CASLT's latest news featured directly on the home page in a special "Spotlight On" section.
  • search feature to find documents quickly and efficiently.
  • fully bilingual website, with easy transitioning between English and French content pages.

Podcasts on FSL education

How can we get more boys interested in learning French? How can we help students improve their listening skills? How can we enhance FSL learning for multilingual students? Explore on-going series of podcasts featuring innovative practices and solutions to FSL education issues. You can download each free 5-minute audio program by visiting the CASLT website.


A one-stop portal on the Internet to access information related to second official language teaching and learning. LangCanada.ca, helps teachers find the tools they need in order to make language learning more enriching for their students.

Established in 1970, CASLT increases awareness, appreciation and understanding of the importance of second language teaching and learning throughout Canada and promotes the advancement of professional excellence among language educators.

See www.caslt.org for more information and to sign-up for free online newsletters.

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