Academic Year 2018-2019

Welcome to members of the cL2c!

We are pleased to have you with us during the 2018-2019 academic year.

January 30, 2018

The Education Policy Division of the Council of Europe is organizing a webinar on “The CEFR Companion Volume and Practical Considerations for Implementation”. The webinar will take place on 30 January 2018 between 9 am and 5 pm. During this webinar, following main topics will be addressed: the CEFR Update; the CEFR Companion Volume; the CEFR Companion Volume and Practical Considerations for Implementation.

If you are interested in attending the webinar please fill out the contact form.

February 8, 2018

You are all invited to Rénald Cousineau’s presentation on February 8th from 1:00pm to 2:30 pm at LMX339. During this conference, Rénald, as a school principal, will share with you very relevant information related to your job interview with different school boards.

February 15, 2018

You are invited to Mauril-Bélanger’s, committed parliamentarian and a great defender of democratic values and the French fact in Canada, lecture Series entitled “New Frontiers: The Dynamics of Francophone Space in the Capital“. The event will be primarily in French. Simultaneous translation will be available. The event will take place Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm at Library and Archives Canada (Pellan Room) at 395, Wellington Street. 

September 25, 2018

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to celebrate Franco-Ontarian day.

On September 25, you are encouraged to proudly wear green and white, the colours of the Franco-Ontarian flag, and to join us for a performance featuring popular local singer Damien Robitaille. Check the list of Franco-Ontarian celebrations for other related campus activities and learn how the Francophonie has conferred a unique identity on the University.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m.
University Square
University of Ottawa

Come celebrate with us!

For more information, contact the Carrefour francophone at 613-562-5800, ext. 3756, or at


October 4, 2018

We’re so pleased to remind you of an amazing professional development opportunity. We have established a partnership with Garderie Bernadette (the daycare at the University of Ottawa). Students in their pre-school program (aged approximately 3-4 years old) will participate in a reading group with those of you who are interested every two weeks until the month of December. You will be responsible for bringing a few books with you to read and discuss with the children – these can be plurilingual, bilingual, in French and/or English. Please take these out before the start of the session. You can also prepare a game, song or craft to do with the children. Be creative! Most sessions will all take place on Thursdays in the LMX resource centre from 10:30-11:15 a.m but some sessions will also be at the daycare. The first session will be on Thursday, October 4th (location TBD). See the doodle poll to indicate your interest and availability. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the session.

Doodle Poll Link:


October 9, 2018

Thank you for your interest in the plurilingual reading group!

All of the sessions will be held in the resource centre from 10:30-11:15 a.m. but please arrive by 10:15 a.m. with your resources.

Our first session will be held on Tuesday, October 9th.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to send us a message.

Have a great day,

The administrators of cL2c

October 22, 2018

A reminder that the deadline to register for ‘2018 Lead Associate Teacher Day’ is today! Please see the message below for the registration link and other details.


October 24, 2018

We’re very excited to invite you to join us at the 2018 Lead Associate Teacher Day (LATD) hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Teacher Education Program. The deadline is fast approaching!

On October 24, 2018, the LATD will bring together lead associate teachers, teacher candidates, graduate students, university professors, high school students, parents, and community partners for discussion, activities, and workshops related to different dimensions of Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy (CRRP) and deeply connected to PED 3141, 3142, and PED 4141, PED 4142.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Nicole West-Burns (see attached bio) who will present Exploring Ourselves & Deepening our Practice with Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy. She will guide educators to reflect upon their “lens” they utilize as they engage in schools and within the educational system daily; think about their own positionality and aspects of their identities that have an impact on their classrooms, school environments and daily decisions; deepen understandings of the foundational components and pedagogical practices tied to CRRP; and think about a next step on their journey of becoming a practitioner who employs a CRRP approach. 

Workshops will include addressing issues of racism and antiracism in schools, using spoken word poetry as culturally relational and sustainable practice, the pursuit of equity in schools and classrooms, and more.

To see the full Lead Associate Teacher Day program and to register for the day, please click hereSpaces are limited to 60 teacher candidates. 30 Associate Teachers and Principals will join you during this amazing day of professional learning workshop. You need to register by October 19th, 4:00pm in order to attend.

October 30, 2018

The next session will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at the resource centre (LMX) from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Please arrive by 10:15 a.m. with your resources (e.g., books, songs, etc.).

In the meantime, if you have any questions or if you can no longer make it, please send us a message.

November 8, 2018

You are cordially invited to the first session of the 2018-2019 Seminar Series hosted by the research group EducLang

We are very pleased to welcome Monica Waterhouse (Associate Professor, Département de Langues, linguistiques et traduction, Université Laval).

Her presentation entitled « Teacher thinking and affectively-charged events in adult language classrooms  » will take place on Thursday November 8th from from 3:00-3:45pm in LMX477.

November 10, 2018

It’s that time of year again … EdCamp!!!!
When: Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 9am – 2:15pmWhere: Woodroffe High School2410 Georgina Dr, Ottawa, ON K2B 7M8
EdCamp is what you make of it! We hope to see many of you there asking great questions & sharing new ideas. Bring a friend! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Register here:

November 13, 2018

Thank you for signing up for the next reading group session on Tuesday, November 13th at 10:30 a.m. This session will take place at the Bernadette daycare. However, we will meet in front of the resource centre at 10:15 a.m. As always, please come prepared with books, songs, etc.!!

Also, please note that the daycare just alerted us that they require a scanned copy or photo of your police check. Please email this to Stephanie (mailto:sarnott@uottawa.caat the latest by Monday, November 12thUnfortunately, if you don’t send this, you cannot participate in this session.

Thank you for your understanding and all of your efforts!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us a message.

November 30, 2018

As you may know, the Student Academic Success Service (SASS) and the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS), in collaboration with the Leadership, Learning and the Centre for Organizational Development and Learning (CODL) of Human Resources, are currently developing a new vision to reimagine academic success and excellence in teaching. This exercise is based on the active participation and dynamic contribution of the university community. To this end, we are seeking your support in recruiting participants.

The next step in this project is an event that focuses on the creativity of participants to re-imagine uOttawa in terms of academic success and teaching excellence. By using the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY method, an innovative and dynamic method, participants will be able to co-construct, with their colleagues, their vision of academic success and teaching excellence. This activity will be led by Chrystia Chudczak, a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY certified facilitator and chief design officer at the University.

I invite you to recruit students (undergraduate and graduate) and support staff who you feel have a lot to contribute and are willing to participate in the whole day. Interested parties can register online. You can refer students to the SASS Facebook page to learn more about the event, which will be held in English and French on November 30, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 90 University (room 140). Lunch will be provided day and there will be door prizes. 

here is the link to the registration page which should now work for everyone :

 Feel free to contact me for more information.

December 11, 2018

Seminar Series


Karita Mård-Miettinen, Associate Professor, Department of Languages and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


“In one sentence, there can easily be three different languages”: Immersion students as users of multiple languages.


Tuesday December 11th 2018 from 3:00-3:45 pm


The seminar will be in English and the presenter will be on site.


On site: CRX C020 (basement)


January 31, 2019

You are invited to our Second Language Education Cohort (cL2c) PLC Workshop scheduled for:

Date: January 31st, 2019

Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Venue: (Refer to the News Website for detailed information).

The theme of this day aligns with cL2c = Every Teacher is a Language Teacher. The workshop would be delivered three times (lasting 45 minutes each) and will take place in English. We are planning to have at least 5 workshops to allow students to choose 2-3 sessions.


The cL2c Team

cL2c (cohorte éducation et langues secondes / Second Language Education Cohort)

Twitter: uOttawa L2 Cohort


February 6, 2019

This news is in the language in which it was received” 

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les dates des sessions de formation DELF qui auront lieu les mercredis de 8h30 à 16h :

  • mercredi le 6 février
  • mercredi le 13 février
  • mercredi le 20 février
  • mercredi le 27 février

Vous devez assister à chaque session et elles vont toutes se dérouler au LMX 240.

Si vous participez, vous devez apporter 25 dollars (en liquide) au premier jour de la formation.

Veuillez SVP confirmer votre intérêt d’ici le 23 janvier.

February 8, 2019

Invitation to all faculty, staff and students

This event is sponsored by the School of Linguistics and Language Studies


Bringing theory to the classroom:

Cross-linguistic and translanguaging pedagogy


Dr. Susan Ballinger

McGill University


February 8, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Room: 482 ML Multi-Media Lab (Discovery Centre)