French Teachers' Program

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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. This course is geared towards participants interested in learning the principles of the neurolinguistic approach to second language acquisition as well as how to apply the new FSL curriculum in the classroom.

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

This half-credit (0.5) course from Western University will provide a theoretical overview of the neurolinguistic approach to second language acquisition. Students will examine the various strategies for oral production, reading, and writing that have been conceptualized in order to operationalize this approach.

This two-week program, taught entirely in French, is designed for both French teachers (Core, Extended, Immersion) or teacher candidates. Different approaches to teaching, various methodologies, classroom activities, the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) including l'approche actionnelle, are just some of the topics that will be discussed. 

Whether you are a recent graduate or have been teaching French for a number of years, this program, held in a 100% francophone environment at one of the most renowned French immersion schools, is a great way to expand and enhance your skills and professional development. Successful participants will receive a certificate in teaching Intensive French. 

Click here to view the course outline for FRENCH 2170B. This course is taught entirely in French so participants must have at least a high-intermediate level of proficiency in French. 


A limited number of bursaries may be available for Ontario FSL teachers. Visit our bursary page for further details.


You will be asked to provide the following information when applying:
  1. Previous education
  2. Preferred grade for course materials
  3. Ontario teachers only: FSL Program and School Board
  4. Accommodation requirements, including allergies and dietary restrictions
  5. Health insurance information
  6. Travel information, if known

French Teachers' Program - July 26 - August 6, 2021

Admission Requirements


French teacher (Core, Extended, Immersion)
or teacher candidate

High-intermediate to advanced French skills

Application Deadline

July 16

2021 Tuition TBD


  • Application fee
  • Tuition
  • Homestay/meals

Homestay and application fees are due at registration. Tuition will be billed in July.

Refund Policy

Request for withdrawal received a minimum of 30 calendar days prior to the course start date will be granted a refund of the deposit or total fees paid less a $50 withdrawal charge.  Request for withdrawal after 30 days and a minimum of 15 days prior to the course start date will be granted a refund of 75% of course fees. No refunds are given after 15 days prior to the start of a course.