Summer FrancoFUN Bootcamp




Discover the Francophonie in all its forms, beyond the classroom on sunny Burnaby Mountain!

This full week of exploration will allow you to deepen your understanding of your own French teaching practices by focusing on the action-oriented approach.  This is a great opportunity for you to reflect on:

  • the implementation of authentic learning experiences in French language acquisition for your students
  • concepts of differentiation, identity, environmental education
  • integration of Aboriginal perspectives in teaching French as a second language

Your professional development doesn’t stop at the end of the five-day workshop!  It will be followed up with four online meetings in the Fall which will consolidate your learning experience and enable you all to share your innovative practices.

A real community of collaborative learning is in the works!

We look forward to seeing you in July 2018!

For French Immersion teachers

  • SFU Burnaby Campus
  • July 9-13, 2018
    9:30 am to 3 pm

Dr. Kim Lockhart
has been working in French as a Second Language programs for about 20 years.  She was first a teacher in different grades before becoming a student advisor.  Since 2009, she has been training future French teachers and is currently a Faculty Associate in Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Education at SFU.

For Core French teachers

  • SFU Burnaby Campus
  • July 16-20, 2018
    9:30 am to 3 pm

Nathalie Walsh has been teaching in the French as a Second Language programs for more than 20 years.  After many years in the classroom, she is now a Faculty Associate in the French Module of the Professional Development Program at the Faculty of Education at SFU.

What is the FrancoFUN Bootcamp?    C'est quoi le Bootcamp FrancoFUN? (vidéo en français)


Cost of the professional development: $850
Cost for inservice teachers in BC: $100 *

* The BC Ministry of Education's professional development (in French) bursary will allow inservice certified BC teachers to participate for only $100. No applications are necessary to obtain the bursary.

Included: Lunch and campus parking


When you register online, you will be asked to specify your level of French (A1 to C1). Please consult the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - Self-assessment grid if you need help to assess your level.

Online registration open until May 1, 2018


Please proceed to the online payment only if you received a confirmation of your registration by email.
Online payment

SFU camps for children

If you have children, you can register them in the SFU summer camps (in French) while you attend the Bootcamp


If you live outside of Metro Vancouver, there is accommodation available on campus for the week.