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Second Languages Matter! 
Best Practices Day
  • The largest gathering of second language educators in the province with participants from all across Alberta and beyond 
  • Practical sessions for all second languages, all programs and at all levels from K-12 
  • Many sessions in the target languages 
  • Best practices shared by classroom teachers, administrators, university professors, second language leaders and Alberta Education language advisors 
  • A variety of displayers featuring new resources and other  interesting wares 

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  • Sessions will be finalized by January 23, 2018
  • Advanced session selection will be open from January 23 to February 5. 
  • Registrants will receive a special link by email the week of January 22 inviting them to select their sessions.


Edmonton Public Schools:        

To register individuallyRegister through PDR with code SLA6442

To register multiple participants:  

ŸNon-Edmonton Public Schools

Details of the day:

Date:  Friday, February 9, 2018

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Fantasyland Hotel Conference Centre, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton Map 

Cost:  $149/$89 for university students (includes a light breakfast, health breaks and lunch)


The day features a variety of publishers and distributors that offer participants the latest resources to support second language teaching and learning as well as other vendors with products of interest.

  • Displayer proposals are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Access Displayer Proposal form: click here

Further Information:

Sessions: Michelle De Abreu, michelle.de.abreu@epsb.ca or 780.429.8231
Registration: Natasha Stempien at natasha.stempien@epsb.ca or 780.429.8631 
Displayers: Natasha Stempien at natasha.stempien@epsb.ca or 780.429.8631

Second Languages 


Professional Development and Events represent a small component of the total services provided by staff at IISLE.  These offerings provide opportunities that will assist second language teachers in attaining high levels of student achievement.  

Second Languages Matter! Best Practices Day - February 9, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Second Languages Matter! Best Practices Day has become the province's largest annual gathering of second language educators.  The day offers practical and relevant sessions highlighting best practices and current research, many presented by classroom teachers.  It is located at Fantasyland Hotel.  Edmonton Public Schools employees register through PDR.  The course code is SLA6442.  The cost to attend all day is $149 (breakfast and lunch included) and $99 for a half day (lunch included).  Anyone outside of the district may contact Jan Amundson for registration and payment details.

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