Summer 2020 - EDUC 480 D100

Designs for Learning: French as a Second Language (4)

Class Number: 1435

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.



Deals with a variety of approaches, teaching strategies and curricula, for teaching French as a second language in elementary and secondary schools. Students with credit for EDUC 480W may not take this course for further credit.


This course will be delivered remotely.

Meetings have been modified but meetings will be on day/time when we would have met on campus. We were supposed to meet Monday and Wednesday, from 8:30am to 12:20pm. Group 1 and 2 will be decided at our first meeting on May 11, 2020.

Meetings – Canvas – Blackboard Collaborate
Monday May 11 - 9am to noon (Everyone)
Wednesday May 13 - 9am to 10am (group 1) - 10am to 11am (gr. 2)
Wednesday May 20 - 9am to 10am (group 1) - 10am to 11am (gr. 2)
Monday May 25 - 9am to 10:30am (group 1) - 10:30am to noon (gr. 2)
Monday June 1 - 9am to 10:30am (group 1) - 10:30am to noon (gr. 2)
Monday June 8 - 9am to 10:30am (group 1) - 10:30am to noon (gr. 2)
Monday June 15 - 9am to 10:30am (group 1) - 10:30am to noon (gr. 2)

Geneviève - available online for questions upon request - 9am to 11am
Wednesday May 27
Wednesday June 3
Wednesday June 10
Wednesday June 17
Monday June 22

This course is designed for PDP students who are not French language specialists. Instruction will be given primarily in English, although there will be the opportunity for students to practice and improve their French language skills.


Students will:

  • Develop a better understanding of the historical and actual context of the teaching of French as a Second Language in the B.C. public school system;
  • Examine the theoretical framework of teaching and learning of a second language;
  • Familiarize themselves with the BC Core French Curriculum and use it in their planning of lessons and units;
  • Develop abilities in teaching and testing language features and skills;
  • Acquire practical experience in the communicative/experiential and action-oriented approach to second language teaching.


  • Online Language Portfolio (Individual) 30%
  • Online Discussion Portfolio (Individual) 30%
  • Action-Oriented Unit Plan (Group Assignment) 40%



The BC Ministry of Education Curriculum for Core French

Additional readings will be available on Canvas

Registrar Notes:


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Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.