Exploration, Innovation and Literacy in the French Classroom (Langley) - Fall 2020

A Bilingual Program, Blended Format (On-line and In-person)


This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program, has been developed in partnership with School District #35, Langley, for teachers of elementary, middle, and secondary. If you teach Elementary or Secondary French and wish to explore holistic, literacy-based, innovative practices in French education while enjoying the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level, this program is for you.


  • Engaging in inquiry and reflective practice
  • Foundations of French language instruction
  • Incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the French classroom
  • Engaging with authentic assessment
  • Exploring innovative and holistic teaching practices in the French classroom (Nature-based education, Place-based education, Project-based learning, Inquiry-based learning, Technology, etc.)
  • Exploring inclusive and pluralistic pedagogies in the French classroom
  • Exploring literacy learning frameworks
  • Exploring culture, identity and community in the language learning context

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for teachers whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows teachers to move from TQS category 4 to TQS 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Location: SD #35, Langley
  • Suited for: Elementary or secondary french teachers
  • Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2022 (May)
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  • Application Deadline:  July 24, 2020
  • Format: Blended - delivered online and in-person
  • 2020/21 Tuition*: $320.28/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.


Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.