What is the Second Languages and Intercultural Council?       

SLIC is a specialist council of the Alberta Teachers' Association

Over 20 specialist councils have been created to provide professional development and support teachers in a wide range of subject areas and roles within the public education system. The SLIC facilitates professional development activities, encourages fellowship and dialogue among teachers, publishes a newsletter and peer-edited professional journal and advocates in the area of second language and intercultural education.

Take a peek at our brochure to see what SLIC can offer you! SLIC Brochure.pdf


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.


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

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

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.


SLIC produces a journal, Notos, which is published twice a year, and a newsletter, Zephyr, which is published quarterly. 


Council Fees



Regular Membership


Student Membership


Life Membership




Contact information for the executive members of the Second Languages and Intercultural Council is provided to assist the ATA in conducting its professional and business affairs.