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Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC)

The mission of the Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) shall be:To promote, support and celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity in Alberta’s public education system.The council strives to action this vision through its mission, which is to:enable Alberta teachers to become more aware of issues concerning culture and second languages education.enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of teachers in the areas of second language and culture studies through both inservice and preservice education.disseminate information about existing practices, programs, and resources in second languages and intercultural education.encourage research that will result in the development and dissemination of innovative practices, programs and resources in second languages and intercultural education. Provide advice and expertise to the Alberta Teachers' Association on learning and working conditions, curricula and teacher preparation as related to second languages and intercultural education.act through the Alberta Teachers' Association as an advocate for the enhancement and promotion of second languages and intercultural education.
Objectives
The Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) enables Alberta teachers to become more aware of the issues of culture and second languages and acts through the Association as an advocate for the advancement and promotion of second languages and intercultural education.

Activities
The SLIC seeks to enhance the knowledge, skills and understanding of teachers in the areas of second languages and culture studies by (1) providing preservice and inservice education, (2) disseminating information about existing practices, programs and resources in second languages and intercultural education and (3) encouraging research into innovative practices, programs and resources in second languages and intercultural education.

The SLIC provides advice and expertise to the Association on learning and working conditions, curricula and teacher preparation related to second languages and intercultural education.

The SLIC also organizes an annual conference to give teachers of second languages and intercultural education an opportunity to network and to share ideas and knowledge about their specialty.

Publications
The SLIC publishes the Zephyr newsletter and the Notos journal.