Summer 2023 - EDUC 480 F200

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

Class Number: 4799

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 8 – Jun 19, 2023: Mon, Wed, 5:30–9:20 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Shauna Nero
    Office Hours: Please contact instructor by email to set up an online appointment
  • 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.


NOTE: This course is taught in French and is online.

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.

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


  • 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.


  • Plan de leçon (en traitant un texte authentique) 25%
  • Présentation orale et analyse écrite: sujets au choix 35%
  • Plan d’unité collaboratif et présentation (avec un·e 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.



Arnett, K. & Bourgoin, R. (2018). Accès au succès: Faciliter l’inclusion pour les apprenants de langue. Pearson Canada Inc.
ISBN: 9780134632766

Selected articles (to be found on Canvas)

Core French Curriculum


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