Course Description

This course is designed to extend the knowledge and skills from Part I and II, with a focus on leadership skills in FSL education.  It further focuses on theories and practices of second language acquisition and assessment and provides additional strategies to teachers who wish to deepen their ability to develop FSL programs:  Core, Extended, and Immersion.    NOTE:  Veuillez noter que le course sera donné entièrement en français!

Course Outline

Topics in this course include:

  • Developing leadership skills as a Department Head in the planning of meetings
  • Providing an array of strategies to assist other FSL teachers in the department
  • Examining different roles in leadership in FSL (contacts, department heads, consultants….)
  • Promoting the FSL Department in secondary or the FSL curriculum in elementary school
  • Understanding how to collect and use exemplars in the FSL classroom
  • Communicating evaluation policies to parents and students
  • Designing an FSL program based on Character Education
  • Creating an inclusive environment for students with special needs
  • Constructing one’s own professional action plan to ‘move up’ the FSL ladder
  • Examining the characteristics of a good teaching program in FSL
  • Learning how to prepare an in-service workshop for other FSL teachers
  • Maintaining or improving the level of French through government language courses, exchanges etc.
  • Analyzing online dictionaries, spell checks and grammar checks to be used in FSL
  • Creating a web page to introduce your French Department or program to the community




There are no textbooks required for this course.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.

Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

 If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.




  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification”  showing successful completion of Part 2.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing. 
  • Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming two years of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certificationThe Superintendent must also recognize on this Confirmation of Teaching Experience form that in one of these years, the candidate has demonstrated that significant program and instruction modifications in French as a Second Language were explicitly planned, implemented and reviewed in the teacher’s class.  The form must be submitted prior to the course start date and for course approval.

*The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. (A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity).   For a teacher employed by a private school, the “supervisory official” is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school. 


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, Specialist (Winter 2023)
Section Schedule
Jan 30, 2023 to Apr 17, 2023
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There are no textbooks required for this course.
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll in Winter 2023 AQ courses is January 8, 2023. The required confirmation of teaching experience form must be submitted by January 8th or shortly after this date for course approval.

Confirmation of Teaching Experience Form - https://www.uwindsor.ca/education/continuing/aq/forms


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