Summer 2019 - EDUC 481 F200

Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools (4)

Class Number: 5827

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    EDB 7600, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 (French Immersion) or corequisite EDUC 403.



Focuses on research and theories of language learning in bilingual programs and minority contexts, pedagogical approaches and curricula for teaching in French Immersion programs and Francophone elementary and secondary schools. Instruction given in French. Students with credit for EDUC 481W may not take this course for further credit.


Note: For Summer 2019, EDUC 481 (Secondary) is a combined section with EDUC 480 (Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools (Secondary)). This course is taught in French.

This course aims to establish socio-historical, theoretical and pedagogical references of French-language instruction in immersion programs and in the French-language program at the secondary level, through the examination of the literature and programs of studies of The students will explore the socio-historical context of the emergence of these programs in addition to examining recent research in the field, which will allow them to learn about the characteristics of immersive education and the francophone program. They will study the peculiarities and challenges of teaching in a minority francophone context, as well as familiarize themselves with recent literary works that can be taught in the classroom.


  • Understand the socio-historical context of immersion and the Francophone program;
  • Know the different types of immersion programs;
  • Become familiar with research in immersion and in a minority Francophone environment;
  • Become familiar with the methodology of immersion education and in a minority francophone environment;
  • Be able to make explicit connections between practice, theory and curriculum.


  • Adaptation et réflexion d’une leçon/activité établie 20%
  • Les compétences interculturelles – forum de discussion 15%
  • Évaluation de documents authentiques et plan de leçon 30%
  • Plan d’unité : approche actionnelle (partenaire) 35%
  • Pour ceux qui vont à Explore:
  • Blogue et réflexion sur ses experiences d’apprentissage 35%


* It is possible that these tasks are modified. The list of assignments will be presented in detail during the first course session.

The instructor reserves the right to adapt the work to the needs of the students. The description of the work will be presented in class during the first session.

NOTE: There is no final exam in this course.



This course has a $ 15 fee that includes 2 cultural events & activities costs during the class.


Lyster, R. (2016). Vers une approche intégrée en immersion. Montréal: Éditions CEC-ACPI.  Disponible ici:
ISBN: 9782761789011

Selected articles (to be found on Canvas)

Participation in 14 juillet celebration and various cultural activities

Programme d’étude de Français langue:

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.