Language and Culture in Today's French Classrooms, Surrey

This program is for Core French teachers looking to practice their French while deepening their understanding of inquiry and second language pedagogy.


  • Engaging in inquiry and reflective practice
  • Exploring theory and practice of language acquisition
  • Foundations of French language instruction
  • Enhancing fluency across language domains
  • Engaging with authentic assessment
  • Examining the theoretical foundations of and changes in curriculum
  • Exploring technology in a language learning context
  • Exploring cross-cultural connections to learning
  • Building and sustaining collaborative learning communities

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+.

  • Location: SD #36 Surrey, BC
  • Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers
  • Start Term: Spring 2018 (Jan)
  • End Term: Fall 2019 (Dec)
  • Applications Closed
  • 2017/2018 Tuition*: $301.80/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.


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