Course Description

This course runs for one full academic school year (Fall and Winter semesters)

The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of classroom theory and practice in FSL required for core and immersion programs. Candidates are equipped with the skills needed to teach FSL at the primary, junior, intermediate and senior levels. This course reinforces the importance of learning this second language with real-life experiences and technologies in the classroom. Teachers promote its usage with students as well as parents involvement with community events and activities. NOTE: Veuillez noter que le cours sera donné entièrement en français!

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • Analyzing classroom practice to assist students with a commitment to FSL learning
  • Understanding francophone culture in Canada and around the world
  • Demonstrating an understanding of how to accommodate and /or modify expectations, strategies, and assessment for students with special needs in FSL
  • Using real-life experiences and technologies in the FSL classroom
  • Understanding relevant and authentic assessment practices
  • Demonstrating the AIM program
  • Reviewing resources used in the elementary and secondary FSL Core classroom
  • Using music and drama in the FSL classroom
  • Understanding how to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Understanding FSL Extended and Immersion approaches to French and to other subjects taught in French


Due to COVID-19 this course will be offered as an online course this year.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

This course is not on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding.


Date and Times of Proficiency Test: Testing will be set up in September 2021.  Contact aq@uwindsor.ca to schedule
  • Must be a Primary/Junior B.Ed Candidate
  • Pass the French Proficiency Test with at least an overall B or meet one of the test exemptions listed below.

 Students may be approved to enroll based on one of the following criteria instead of taking the French Proficiency test. Exemption documentation can be emailed to aq@uwindsor.ca.

  • Earned an undergraduate degree in French Studies
  • Attended a French-speaking university
  • Graduated from a French-speaking high school
  • Graduated from a French Immersion High school with a certificate of completion

This course is offered by the Faculty of Education. For inquiries you can contact the Continuing Teacher Education Program team directly at aq@uwindsor.ca.

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