Course Description

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




There are no textbooks required for this course.


  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” or “Interim Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. (Candidates who hold an Interim COQ may have different/additional criteria for registration as required by the Ontario College of Teachers, and as specified on their Interim COQ.)
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing
  • Pass the French proficiency Test with at least an overall B.  Contact aq@uwindsor.ca to arrange to take an online French Proficiency test.

Students may be approved to enroll without taking the test based on one of the following criteria:

  • 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

Information regarding the French Proficiency Test can be found on our website.  https://www.uwindsor.ca/education/continuing/aq/proficiency/fsl


Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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Section Title
AQ French as a Second Language, Part 1 (Winter 2022)
Section Schedule
Jan 25, 2022 to Apr 11, 2022
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll for Winter 2022 courses is January 3rd, 2022.

An online French Proficiency is required for admission.  Please contact aq@uwindsor.ca to schedule testing.

For test exemptions review the course description webpage.

Information regarding the test can be found on our website.  https://www.uwindsor.ca/education/continuing/aq/proficiency/fsl

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