Community building is integral to our cohort. Below is a list of initiatives our cohort has established to strengthen our sense of community. Through these events, workshops, and chats, teacher candidates, cohort leads and professors can create, connect, contemplate and celebrate as a community.

cL2c Community of Inquiry (COI):

To join our COI on Microsoft Teams, consult this document: Microsoft Teams and cL2c COI Instructions with Images. For any problems, feel free to connect with IT. In addition to asynchronous chats on the team, synchronous Coffee Chats will be happening throughout the 2020-2021 academic year on October 2nd, November 13th, January 22nd and February 26th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. via the cL2c COI on Microsoft Teams. This is where you can reconnect, reflect, and re-energize with your cohort. We will have various activities planned and we invite you to share any activities you want to do with the group. Please email cL2c@uottawa.ca for more information.

The Anti-Racist Education Meet-up Group was formed during the summer of 2020 as a means of discussing and sharing resources aimed at promoting anti-racist ideas and contributing to an anti-racist mindset and way of being. The group meets virtually via Microsoft Teams approximately twice per semester. Please email cL2c@uottawa.ca if you are interested in joining this meet-up group.

The French Conversation Club will be held every Wednesday evening starting October 14th 2020 at 6:00 p.m. It is a group rich in experience and cultural knowledge. To join the meeting, simply join us in the cL2c Community of Inquiry and enter the “Conversations en français” channel.

Friday Feasts took place on select Fridays during the 2019-2020 academic year. They were a space for teacher candidates and professors in our cohort to eat, chat and learn from and with one another. In addition to eating delicious food, we also engaged in various activities such as reflective painting with Catherine Shea and developing digital literacy in the language classroom with Nori Ito.

PLC Workshop:

Every January, the cohort leads organize a PLC Workshop Day which aligns with the motto of our cohort – Every teacher is a language teacher. Teacher candidates have the option of attending two to three different sessions. Presenters share L2-related practices, insights and research with future teachers.

DELF Training:

As a Year 2 member of the cL2c or as a student registered in FSL as a teachable, we offer students the opportunity to take the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) training at a reduced price. 25 spots are normally available and the training typically occurs in-person over four days (1 day/week) during the winter term.