This program gives you the methodological knowledge and French language fluency necessary to be a highly effective teacher in the French Immersion environment.
There are four courses in the program: one fluency course and three methodology courses. Two of the courses are offered on campus in summer session (July), and two are offered online in the fall and spring terms. You can start the program in January or in July: one of the summer courses is a prerequisite to the fall course. Please see the program schedule.
Program audienceThe program is open to in-service and pre-service teachers in British Columbia and beyond. All courses are taught in French and their content is based on the BC curriculum.
Program outcomesThis program will:
- provide a rigorous, accredited training program and certificate to teachers who are native speakers of French, as well as to teachers who are functionally fluent in French.
- enable teachers to advance their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in teaching in the French Immersion context
- provide a high degree of both written and oral proficiency to French Immersion teachers, heighten their awareness and knowledge of the necessity to continue to address their own language limitations and provide them with the linguistic, cultural and attitudinal tools to move ahead in their profession
- provide language assessment and career preparation for practicing teachers interested in teaching in French Immersion