French Teachers' Program



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 program is geared towards participants wishing to deepen their understanding of these principles, as well as those interested in learning the principles of the neurolinguistic approach to second language acquisition and how to apply the new FSL curriculum in the classroom.

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 including l'approche actionnelle, are just some of the topics that will be discussed. 

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

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

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. 

Course Outline

Click here to view the course outline for FRENCH 2170A/B   

After successful completion of the program, and once your final grade is posted, you may order an official transcript from Western University.


How to Apply

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



July 2023

Admission Requirements

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




  • Application fee
  • Tuition
  • Homestay & meals

Homestay and application fees are due at registration. Tuition will be due upon enrollment in the credit course.

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