L2 Resources related to acquisition and retention...

This listing is not meant to be exhaustive and is in no particular order, but please spend some time here in our reading room.

•  ILEA's Four Pillars Of IL Education

•  A good overview of the benefits of L2 education via Constantine Ioannou

•  CASLT's General Resources page is here

•  Working with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in the Canadian Context - Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

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L2 Instructor Opportunities...

University of Calgary - Continuing Education

Certificate in Teaching Second Languages, specializing in Teaching International and Heritage Languages

The certificate brochure is attached here, and additional information is available on the U of Calgary website. The program can be completed entirely online, although we offer some face-to-face sessions for the Calgary-based teachers.  Level 1 certificate consists of four courses and covers the fundamentals of teaching second languages, linguistics, and teaching skills and systems.  Level 2 certificate has four additional courses and provides a more comprehensive study of the field.  Each course lasts for eight weeks (with the exception of the 10-week course TSL Fundamentals) and requires approximately six hours of studying per week. 

Online courses can be completed from anywhere in the world with a computer and reliable internet connection. Students are required to take the prerequisite course ‘Learning Online’ before starting their certificate courses
This three-week course provides a thorough introduction to online learning and helps students develop the skills they need to be successful.  

Teaching International and Heritage Languages
Univeristy of Calgary - Continuing Education
TSL - Teaching International and Heritag
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L2 Resources related to starting a program and running classes...

International Language Education Program Guide: Ontario
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Enhancing Student Skills in Languages –
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Starting an L2 Program.pdf
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Activities for the L2 Classroom.pdf
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Teaching Tips and Strategies.pdf
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Some recent CLA Tweets...

L2 in the News
L2 in the News
L2 Ed Instructor Opportunities / Resources
L2 Ed Instructor Opportunities / Resources
Contact the CLA
Contact the CLA