FSL Transitions from Grade 4 to 12

FSL Program Transitions and Linguistic Inventories (Gr 4-12)

Join your colleagues and collaborate in supporting transitions in the French as a Second Language Nine-Year Program!

The details

Target audience: Grade 4 to 12 FSL teachers, (one teacher per division per school)

Date: One full day per school from each leadership group.

Leadership Groups:

  • Kent Pharis: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Mike Suderman: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Ron MacNeil: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Kathy Muhlethaler: Thursday, February 18, 2016


Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Languages Centre at Woodcroft (13750 Woodcroft Avenue)

Parking: School side of street only

Sign in: At front entrance

Financial details: Supply teacher coverage will be reimbursed to the schools through French federal funding (OLEP). Part-time teachers attending during their non-work time may be eligible to receive project pay.

Registration: Pre-registration by February 3 is required as space is limited.

  • To find your school's leadership group and to register click here

For more information: Marnie White, French Program Coordinator at marnie.white@epsb.ca or 780.429.8474

Project Background

Last spring, JH and HS French as a Second Language teachers gathered from each leadership group to provide input into a plan which addresses improving transitions between divisional levels in the FSL course sequence. From this meeting, a three-year FSL Strategic Plan was developed with a key goal of creating an inventory of linguistic competencies (grammar, vocabulary, situations, etc.) that students are anticipated to acquire by the end of French 30-9Y (French as a Second Language Nine-Year Program of Studies). This inventory will support consistency in expectations of the French as a Second Language Nine-Year Program of Studies (Grade 4 to Grade 12) throughout the District and provide students with the skills needed to attain a B1 French proficiency level.

Description of the project

This project offers FSL teachers from each leadership group the opportunity to collaborate with FSL colleagues, contribute to the District FSL Linguistic Competencies Inventory, and to develop a deeper understanding of the expectations of the French as a Second Language Nine-Year Program of Studies (Grade 4 to Grade 12).


FSL teachers will work together with with French consultants to compare outcomes from the French as a Second Language Nine-Year Program of Studies (Grade 4 to Grade 12) and the Communicative Targets from the French as a Second Language Nine-Year Program Articulation (Grade 4 to Grade 12) with the NEW Eaquals Core Inventory for French.


The comparison and analysis of these documents will result in an inventory of French linguistic structures that will assist with transitions between divisional levels in the FSL course sequence.


Don't miss out on this opportunity to collaborate with your leadership group and catchment area FSL colleagues to support student transitions and success!

What you will need


*All participants will receive a FREE copy of the NEW Eaquals Core Inventory for French for their school as part of the project.

REGISTER TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
  • To find your school's leadership group and to register click here

**Please register by Wednesday, February 3, 2016.**