French Teachers' Program


Immerse yourself in Quebecois culture at Western’s renowned French Immersion School

The curriculum for French as a second language teaching in Ontario and in other provinces in Canada has been revised according to the principles listed in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. 

Our French Teachers' Program is designed for FSL teachers or teacher candidates wishing to deepen their understanding of these principles. Participants will be enrolled in a half-credit (0.5) course from Western University: 

French 2170A/B
The Neurolinguistic Approach to Second-Language Acquisition

The course, taught entirely in French, includes a theoretical overview of the neurolinguistic approach and an examination of the various active learning strategies for oral production, reading, and writing as it relates to this approach. 

Upon successful completion of the program, participants may order an official transcript from Western University.   

What to Expect

Every weekday, participants will attend class in the morning and afternoon.   

Evenings are dedicated to various sociocultural activities which will allow participants to get to know and appreciate Quebecois culture while socializing with fellow teachers, School staff and the community.  

Participants will live with a local host family in order to experience Quebecois cuisine and conversation in an informal setting.    

Admission Requirements

  • French teacher or teacher candidate
  • High-intermediate to advanced French skills

Program Cost

Program cost includes:

  • Course fee
  • Activity fee
  • Homestay & meals

Homestay and application fees are due at registration. Course tuition will be due in July.






Program Testimonals

My experience at Trois-Pistoles was fantastic. I learned new ways to teach using the neurolinguistic approach. My French also improved and I met colleagues who shared their resources and experiences. The instructor was also fantastic. She was engaging and always ready to help. She made the class very practical as well which helped to make connections with our classes.

- Francesca Martinez Hernando, Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

What a great experience! Cutting edge pedagogy and a full cultural experience make these two weeks a must for every FSL teacher.

- Antonia Cetin, Ottawa Carleton District School Board