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)

The cL2c cohort encourages teacher-led inquiries to promote professional learning, identity construction as a teacher and prepare teacher candidates to attend to their professional well-being.

Our cL2c Community of Inquiry (COI) meets twice a semester each year to learn about topics that interest teacher candidates. To make suggestions, or help with hosting a session, please email

cL2c PLC Workshops

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.

We partner with graduate students and researchers from EducLang and other universities across Canada to provide up-to-date evidence-based practices grounded in research. Speakers also include active or retired teachers who share practical insights gathered from years of teaching.

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.

Helen G. Mitchell Award

This award is to honour one graduating student from each Faculty of Education in the Province of Ontario who best demonstrates the attributes of a potentially outstanding Classical / FSL / International language teacher at the Faculty of Education of the respective nominee. The candidate demonstrates excellence in the academic program and the practicum. The recipient applies effective second language methodologies which lead to success in the classroom. Find out more about the application process here.

Celebration is an integral part of any community. We are thrilled to share that Alyssa Radulescu (B.Ed. 2020, Primary/Junior FSL) was the recipient of the 2020 Helen G. Mitchell Award given by the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA).

Congratulations, Alyssa!