Language Facilitation

CNMN is a bilin­gual orga­ni­za­tion made up of mem­bers who com­mu­ni­cate in both offi­cial lan­guages of Eng­lish and French. As such, our events and com­mu­ni­ca­tions aim to be bilin­gual in nature.

We are look­ing for peo­ple to act as Lan­guage Facil­i­ta­tors at the Forum to facil­i­tate com­pre­hen­sion for cer­tain atten­dees. Atten­dees will self-iden­ti­fy as want­i­ng lan­guage facil­i­ta­tion accord­ing to their lev­el of com­pre­hen­sion: begin­ning, inter­me­di­ate and advanced. Each Lan­guage Facil­i­ta­tor, self-iden­ti­fied as hav­ing an expert com­mand of both offi­cial lan­guages, will then be assigned to one group of atten­dees based on lev­el of comprehension.

Lan­guage Facil­i­ta­tors will sit with their assigned group dur­ing des­ig­nat­ed activ­i­ties and, depend­ing on the group lev­el of com­pre­hen­sion, they will provide:

  • Very fre­quent sum­maries and clar­i­fi­ca­tions for the Begin­ner group
  • Sum­maries and clar­i­fi­ca­tions, depend­ing on the needs for the Inter­me­di­ate group
  • Clar­i­fi­ca­tion on ter­mi­nol­o­gy and com­plex ideas on an as need­ed basis for the Advanced group

Lan­guage Facil­i­ta­tors will be expect­ed to attend an ori­en­ta­tion ses­sion on the evening of Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 19, 2012.

In exchange for their ser­vices, the first four peo­ple to vol­un­teer as lan­guage facil­i­ta­tors will receive com­ple­men­tary reg­is­tra­tion to the Forum, includ­ing a lunch each day of the Forum and a light buf­fet on the evening of Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 19, 2012.

For more infor­ma­tion and to vol­un­teer, please con­tact Louise Camp­bell, Lan­guage facil­i­ta­tion coor­di­na­tor —