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September 1, 2016

Celebrating 20 years of the CLB and 10 years of the NCLC

2016 marks 20 years of the CLB and 10 years of the NCLC. To celebrate, CCLB held a contest during the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP) Welcoming Ottawa Week (http://olip-plio.ca/what-we-do/welcoming-ottawa-week/) titled “Language is the Key – what does it mean for me?”. CCLB encouraged individuals to demonstrate what the CLB/NCLC mean to them or how language has played a part in their settlement in Canada. Submissions could be in the form of an essay, story, poem, picture or video. Three winners were chosen and awarded their prize at a small reception held at the CCLB office.

 

Continuing with the celebrations, this fall CCLB is holding another contest across Canada! (see flyers on pages 6 & 7 of the newsletter)

 

In addition to the contests, CCLB will be involved in several other initiatives to celebrate the impact of CLB and NCLC. At TESL Ontario in November, CCLB will moderate a panel discussion on "Canadian Language Benchmarks – Challenges and Opportunities". The panellists will be Yves St. Germain (IRCC), Mourad Mardikian (MCI) and Dr. Enrica Piccardo (OISE). The discussion will centre around a strategic paper written by Dr. Piccardo and Danielle Hunter.

Also at the conference, CCLB will recognize contest entries at a poster session. Please make sure you submit your entries as soon as possible.

A highlight of the anniversary celebrations will be the publication (expected in the fall), by the University of Otawa, of a book about CLB and NCLC. Under the guidance of Dr. Monika Jezak, a team of academics and CLB/NCLC experts consider "20 years of the Canadian language framework of reference for adult immigrants: policy, research and practice". Chapters include: CLB and NCLC - Canadian language framework in the era of glocalisation; design-based research methodology for establishing the common theoretical framework and the CLB/NCLC scales; teaching and assessment with the CLB: teacher experiences and perspectives; teaching and assessment: using the CLB in a range of contexts under the stewardship of the CCLB; and, NCLC in minority settings: past and future projects.

Download the contest flyer

Téléchargez l'affiche du concours

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