Second Language

Kathy Chamney-Gingras - Second Language Chair Bonjour à tous!

The first three months of the school year have gone by quickly! Two workshops for FSL teachers have been set up.

The first SCETF FSL workshop was held on November 16th at the SCETF Office. This workshop was presented by Alicia Bacile from the Kingston area. She led a similar workshop at the OMLTA Spring Conference last year. Both core and immersion teachers learned about using games-based centres designed to engage all learners in using oral language. A small “make and take” was provided.

The second SCETF FSL workshop will be held at the SCETF Office in April. This workshop is being presented by Tammy Wilson who teaches in the Orillia area. The topic of the workshop will be, ‘Connecting and Communicating using Video Chat in the CEFR based FSL classroom’. She will provide many ideas for topics as well as assessment. Be sure to watch for the flyer in the spring. Registration will be at using the On-Line Registration tool.

For those of you who have not applied for SCETF Professional Learning Funds this year, please consider going to the OMLTA Spring Conference in Toronto. It will take place March 29th– 30th, 2019. The title of the conference is, ‘To Well-Being and Beyond!’ Make sure you fill out your SCETF PL Funds application as soon as possible and at least two weeks prior to the conference. Find the SCETF PL Funds application at under Professional Learning. For those of you looking for ideas for oral practice, many images can be found on the website, ‘’. It can also be used for writing purposes as well.

If you have questions, or suggestions for workshops, please contact me at

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