Experiential Learning Practicum

New for 2017! Western is pleased to offer an experiential learning practicum opportunity for French teacher candidates at our campus in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.  

Program Details

Teacher candidates will have the opportunity to practice teaching in a French-language classroom at either the primary or secondary level. The practicum also includes volunteer work in the community of Trois-Pistoles. Through this complete immersion experience, participants will improve their knowledge of the French language and will gain confidence using French in the classroom. 

In addition to the teaching practicum, participants will be invited to attend various sociocultural activities in  order to learn more about Quebecois culture.  Examples of activities include: a weekend trip to Quebec City, visits to different areas of the Lower St. Lawrence region, and social activities with the Trois-Pistoles community.

View a preliminary practicum schedule for an idea of what students can expect during the program.

Accommodation and meals are provided by local families. First-hand experience of French culture and language provides participants with an opportunity to broaden and develop communicative skills in an informal, homelike setting.

Program Options

Teacher candidates are invited to complete their practicum in Trois-Pistoles throughout the school year.

Two Week Program

Week One: Practicum in an FFL school (primary or secondary)
Week Two: Volunteer work in the community (daycare centre, senior residence, and more)

Four Week Program

Weeks One and Two: Practicum in an FFL school (primary or secondary)
Weeks Three and Four: Volunteer work in the community (daycare centre, senior residence, and more)

Faculty of Education Practicum Coordinators: Please contact our office for further details or to arrange an experiential learning practicum for your teacher candidates.  The program is offered year-round and can be customized to the program requirements at your institution. Participants must have a high intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in the French language.