Summer 2020 - EDUC 480 F200

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

Class Number: 1452

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 1:30 PM – 5:20 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.

Note: EDUC 480 (French as a Second Language) is a combined section class with EDUC 481 (Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools (Secondary)).  It is taught in French.

Le cours vise, par le biais de l’examen critique de l’enseignement dit du « français de base » au niveau secondaire (Core French (8- 12)), à poser et établir des repères à la fois historiques, théoriques, linguistiques et didactiques de l’enseignement des langues secondes. Par le biais des activités de classe, ainsi que de lectures retraçant l’évolution de la recherche dans le champs et des pratiques enseignantes le cours souhaite revenir de façon critique sur les différentes théories qui sous-tendent l’enseignement/ apprentissage des langues et permettre ainsi un retour sur les stratégies d’enseignement/apprentissage qui peuvent être appliquées à l’enseignement du français langue seconde.


  • Develop an understanding the historical and actual context of the teaching of French as a Second Language in British Columbia’s minority context and public school system;
  • Examine the theoretical framework of teaching and learning a second language;
  • Familiarize themselves with the BC Core French curriculum and use it to create lesson plans and units;
  • Develop abilities in teaching and assessing language competencies and content;
  • Get acquainted with linguistic and cultural aspects of different Francophone cultures.


  • Les forums de discussion (synchrones/asynchrones) 25%
  • Série de 3 leçons et presentation d’une leçon en ligne (adaptation d’une leçon/activité établie/inclusion de documents authentiques) 35%
  • Plan d’unité : (avec un partenaire) 40%


Il est possible que ces tâches soient modifiées. La liste des travaux à remettre sera présentée en détails lors de la première semaine de cours après que j’ai eu l’opportunité de vous rencontrer et discuter de vos besoins.

The instructor reserves the right to adapt the work to the needs of the students. The detailed description of the work and the evaluation criteria will be presented in class during the first week of session after I have had the opportunity to meet you and discuss your specific needs.

A NOTER: Il n’y a pas d’examen final dans ce cours.



Forrester, Susan. Beyond the Basics. CEC Publishing, 2018.

An online version can be purchased here:
ISBN: 9782761782074

Core French Curriculum:

Selected articles (to be found 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.