French Teaching Opportunities
Are you interested in joining our FSL Team? We would like to hear from you!
Why teach French in our Board?
- We offer vibrant Core and French Immersion Programs
- Our Core French program begins in Grade 1 where students have early exposure to language that helps them become more confident and proficient
- Our French Immersion program begins in Kindergarten Year 1
- We have 5 Dual Track schools that offer French Immersion programming
- Four of these Dual Track schools are increasing a class each year until students reach Grade 8
- Teachers are supplied with current and relevant resources that meet the curriculum expectations and support students as they build confidence with proficiency with listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French
- Our FSL educators are passionate about language teaching and work collaboratively to share best practices
Interested in learning more about joining our team?
Please contact our Human Resources Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Core French
Primary Core French
- At the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, we offer Core French beginning in Grade 1 for our primary students.
- Early introduction and increased exposure to the language help our students to become more confident and proficient in French.
- Students receive 200 minutes a week of French literacy instruction with a focus on using the language to communicate for authentic purposes. (50 min/4 days a week)
- Using gestures, visuals, songs, repetition, and games, students learn to understand and speak in French using the language spontaneously with their peers.
- The AIM methodology is used by FSL teachers to reinforce French vocabulary and expressions. Teachers use gestures and strategies that support early language learning.
Junior and Intermediate Core French
- Core French is mandatory for all students in English-language elementary schools in Grades 4 to 8.
- Students receive 200 minutes of French instruction per week and must have accumulated a minimum of 600 hours by the end of Grade 8.
- The goal of this program is to develop basic communication skills in French so that students can interact in authentic real-life situations.
- The program also develops students’ appreciation of French culture in Canada and in other parts of the world.
- Learning activities focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French to become more confident and proficient in French.
Cultural Experiences and Activities
- Students learn about the Francophone culture through lessons and activities within and outside the classroom.
Students have opportunities to learn about culture through the following experiences:
- French concerts;
- French plays and productions;
- French Carnaval events;
- Mardi Gras celebrations;
- Chef à l’école
- Au Café
- Jay Bailey Voyageur visits
- FSL teachers apply for cultural funding to help support these activities. (Teachers are currently planning creative cultural opportunities for students while being conscientious and adhering to Covid-19 guidelines)