Did you graduate from a French Immersion program or study French in High School? Have you lived in a French environment? If so, you may want to consider the French module of the PDP.
The French module focuses on issues specific to teaching in French and prepares student teachers to teach Core French, French Immersion or Programme Francophone at the elementary or secondary level.
There are numerous benefits to teaching French in British Columbia. In addition to exciting career prospects, the French module also offers a personalized learning experience with linguistic and linguistic identity support offered through sessions held once a week (known as CLIC – Content and Language Integrated Competency), as well as through in-module assistance and reinforcement. In British Columbia, many candidates interested in teaching French have learned French in a French Immersion or Core French context. The CLIC program has recently been developed to support students with building confidence and with their continued French proficiency. The following link provides testimonials from student teachers related to their experiences with CLIC. https://youtu.be/JZT23oWGdPo
In addition to the French module based on Burnaby campus, an exciting partnership with the BC Francophone School District (SD93), le Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF) #93, is currently underway. It is possible, during the second semester of the program, to be a part of the French Community Module, which is based at one of the Conseil Scolaire Francophone (CSF) schools. This community-based module provides the opportunity for students to complete their program while being immersed in and a part of daily school life.
Each of the two PDP French modules integrate the essential themes of diversity, equity, Indigeneity, literacy, numeracy, ecology, technology, the arts, creativity as well as health and physical activity.
The French PDP module and the French Community Module both nurture a strong connection to the Francophone and Francophile communities.
School experiences and practica will take place throughout the Lower Mainland.
Student teachers who participate in the French module may also be eligible for bursaries of up to $1,000 each.
To apply to the French module, student teachers must satisfy the PDP's elementary or secondary admission requirements. In addition, all French student teachers, including Francophone, must submit a French language assessment (DELF-DALF).
Please note there are only three DELF-DALF exam sessions offered each year. DELF-DALF exams must be booked early to avoid missing the PDP application deadline.