Bootcamp FrancoFUN

A week of fun and learning in French!

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

Experience a full week combining pedagogy, French language, art and outdoor activities to help you explore and reflect on your own French teaching practices. 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 two meetings in the Fall, which will consolidate your learning experience and enable you all to share your innovative practices.

Become a part of a professional community of collaborative learning.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


For teachers in the Francophone Program and French Immersion:

  • SFU Burnaby campus
  • July 8-12, 2019, 9:30 am to 3 pm

For teachers in Core French:

  • SFU Burnaby campus
  • July 15-19, 2019, 9:30 am to 3 pm

The 2020 dates will be announced soon.

The Instructors

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.

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?