Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching and Learning in French: Plurilingualism, Francophonie and Education MEd (online) - Fall 2022


This four consecutive terms program, offered in French, focuses on the theme of diversity and inclusion. Students will explore, understand and apply current theories and research related to second language teaching and learning in Francophone minority settings. Students will also discover how to adapt their practice to diverse, multicultural and multilingual environments.

This four consecutive terms program is woven around a learning community that foster interactions between students and professors. The curriculum is intended for school administrators and educators of all levels who wish to develop and acquire strategies that can be applied in various educational settings.

Students will:

  • Critically examine current theories and research on bilingualism, plurilingualism, literacy, intercultural education and classroom interactions
  • Develop an understanding of research on cultural and linguistic diversity, including indigenous perspectives
  • Accurately relate theoretical discussions to practice within the context of French teaching and identify implications for practice
  • Critically reflect on their own classroom practices and professional identities
  • Engage in the virtual university classroom in a collaborative and participatory manner
  • Location: Online (Distance Learning)
  • Start Term: Fall 2022 (September)
  • End Term: Fall 2023 (September)
  • Applications Open: November 1, 2021
  • Applications Close: March 15, 2022
  • Tuition 2021/22*: $3,150.84/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



Ideally Suited For

  • Primary and secondary teachers (core French, intensive French, French Immersion or Francophone)
  • Educators (government, community, non-profits, business)
  • School administrators
  • Community and cultural stakeholders

Program Advantages

  • Cohort-based program facilitating interaction between students and professors
  • Free academic writing support in French
  • Additional education courses offered through a network of Western Universities on various topics
  • Open doors to new career perspectives: pedagogical or community leadership, program management, educational administration
  • Leads to professional advancement (category/salary upgrades)

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