IHLA was founded in 1977 after our first Alberta conference for what were then called "ethnic" teachers. Teachers soon realized that their differences in language and culture paled in comparison to their similarities. To this day IHLA supports all HL teachers: volunteer, internationally-trained, or Canadian-trained.
Utilizing Social Media for Indigenous Language Revitalization
Simon Bird is a Cree language and culture educator and the founder of the facebook page #CreeSimonSays. HIs page which began in 2015 now has almost 21,000 followers.
He uses humour and technology to create a community blended with Cree native speakers and Cree language learners. He shares personal stories about his childhood and family which blend language learning and cultural knowledge.
Topics for this meeting include MLD, website updates, future PD, and more...
An exploration of leadership styles in heritage language schools with Maria Lekkos-Carrozza,
Hoa Nghiem,Dr. Nina Paulovicova, Dr. Olenka Bilash, and Dr. Josephine Pallard .
Produced by Trudie Aberdeen
How to open a heritage language school
with Dr. Nina Paulovicova at the Slovak Heritage School in Edmonton and Dr. Trudie Aberdeen at the Truong Lac Hong School in Edmonton
In this video Dr. Olenka Bilash explains the importance of teaching students to have a global perspective in a heritage language school while at the same time teaching students to focus on personal commitment and local community development.
In this video our presenters Sofia Eigueta Duplancic & Zuzana Buchanan shared with us tips and tricks they have used to make exciting and entertaining presentations that inspire and engage students in their language teaching.
In this workshop Dr. Aga Palalas shares her expertise about heritage language learning and mobile apps. She describes how students can benefit from using technology during heritage language classes.
In this video Maria Lekkos-Carrozza of the St. George's Hellenic Language School explains different games and techniques teachers can use when teaching online.