Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom (Delivered Online) - Fall 2020


This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program is for K - 12 French educators who are interested in exploring inclusive strategies to help students interact and create positive connections in the context of a diverse language learning setting.

GDE programs are designed in collaboration with British Columbia school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice within BC. This online program focuses on British Columbia’s Ministry of Education K-12 French curriculum and explores how to teach it using inclusive, interactive and relational pedagogies.


  • Engaging in inquiry and reflective practice
  • Exploring inclusive and pluralistic pedagogies in the French classroom
  • Exploring identity, culture and community in the language learning setting
  • Building interaction and connection into classroom practice
  • Weaving Indigenous and holistic pedagogies and perspectives into the French classroom
  • Inquiring into foundations of French language instruction
  • Engaging with authentic assessment
  • Supporting and strengthening relationships with students, colleagues, and parents

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for teachers whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows teachers to move from TQS category 4 to TQS 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Suited for: K - 12 French Teachers (Core French, French Immersion, Francophone)
  • Format: Interactive online sessions will be conducted primarily in French. Ability to converse comfortably in French is strongly recommended. English and French options are given for written and reading assignments.
    Potential for a one-week, face-to-face summer institute in August (TBD) for Summer 2021 and Summer 2022.
  • Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2022 (Aug)
  • Application Status: Closed
  • 2020/21 Tuition*: $320.28/unit
  • (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September. 
    French Education bursaries and grants available (for more information, see 'Tuition and Fees' tab)


Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.