French as a Second Language
The French as a Second Language Education (FSLE) Certificate of Achievement is designed both for education students working towards a Bachelor of Education degree as well as for teachers currently teaching French. The course requirements in the FSLE Certificate of Achievement are those of a French minor in the Elementary Education Route and the program provides for certification to teach French. This program responds to the increasing need for FSLE teachers province-wide and more particularly in our region.
Students wishing to begin their studies towards this Certificate of Achievement normally request admission to University Transfer, Bachelor of Education or to Open Studies and will need to meet the admission requirements as stated for either of those programs. Additionally, all students will require successful completion of matriculation level French, i.e. French 30. Students without this requirement may enrol in FR0120 and FR0130 to obtain this prerequisite.
If you have already completed your Bachelor of Education or are in the process of doing so, you may wish to work towards the FSLE Certificate of Achievement on a part-time basis. An attempt will be made to offer the courses at times which suits teachers’ schedules.
Recognition will be given for advanced standing for a maximum of 12 credits from approved university level courses taken at a recognized post-secondary institution.
Recognition will be given for advanced standing for a maximum of 12 credits from approved university-level courses taken at a recognized post-secondary institution.
The mandatory courses specific to the FSLE Certificate of Achievement are normally completed within the requirements of the Bachelor of Education program.
French requirements- 18 credits chosen from:
- FR2110 and FR2120 First Year French (Intermediate level French I and II)
- FP1100 and FP1110 First Year French for French Immersion/Francophone
- FR2970 and FR2980 Second year UT French (Advanced Level French I and II)
- FR2540 Introduction to Translation Theory and practice: French – English – French
- FR3010 French Literary Studies
Education requirements - 9 credits chosen from:
- ED2000 Educational Psychology for Teaching
- ED4450* Teaching Second Languages in the Elementary School
- Approved Education Option
*May not be offered each semester. Please contact an Academic Advisor for options.
To qualify for a Certificate of Achievement in French as a Second Language Education, you will need to successfully complete the 27 credits of prescribed curriculum with a minimum of C- in all courses. When you have completed all program requirements, please apply to graduate.