Burnaby French Module and French Community Module
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 modules of the PDP.
The French modules focus on issues specific to teaching in French and prepare 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 modules also offer a personalized learning experience with linguistic and linguistic identity support, especially through the course EDUC 486 – Identity(ies), Language(s) and Teaching: The Challenges of Bilingual/Plurilingual Teachers in a Minority Setting, which is held once a week during the EDUC 400 semester (Fall 2021).
This optional course is offered free of charge to PDP students who have completed the DELF B1 and B2 levels. This course allows students to obtain three extra credits outside of the certification program requirements.
Inspired by the success of the "Competency in Language—Integration to Content" (CLIC) project over the past two years, this course is a unique opportunity to explore questions about the linguistic identity of people with French as an additional language, supported by an identity theory perspective. This course allows students to reflect on their own experiences, as well as their future students' experiences, and offers a strong language support component. Mini lessons in French targeting specific language needs will be offered in order to maximize student teachers' learning in EDUC 400. Click here for a video of our student teachers talking about their experiences with CLIC.
In addition to the French module based on Burnaby campus, we have a partnership with the BC Francophone School District, le Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF), SD93. This community-based module provides the opportunity for students with advanced levels of French proficiency to complete their program at École Anne-Hébert.
The Burnaby French 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 either French module may also be eligible for bursaries of up to $1,000 each.