Learning Opportunities

Collaborative Design for Optimal Learning in French Second and Additional Language Classes

Presented By

Ruth Radetzky

Series Sessions

Date Time
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


FFCA - Learning Centre 110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB

Target Audience: K-6 teachers and administraors who teach French (French Immersion AND French as an addtional language) are encouraged to attend.

How do we design optimal learning opportunities for all students in our French Immersion and French as a Second Language classrooms?

We invite you to attend our FREE professional learning series for five sessions on October 18th, November 1st, November 15th, November 29th and December 13th. In these sessions, we will explore research-based pedagogical practices to inform our work as we collaboratively design tasks inviting our students to increase their communicative competencies in French. We will investigate the Neurolinguistic Approach (Netten and Germain), l’approche intégrée (Roy Lyster), Dual Language Instruction (Fred Genesee) and Disciplinary Language Acquisition (Jeff Zwiers). Using the new French Language Arts & Literature curriculum for K-6 in Alberta as a guide, we will plan open-ended and cross-curricular tasks to engage our learners in socially meaningful acts of communication. No matter where you are in your understanding of task design for language learners, we hope that you will join us for this collegial learning opportunity. 


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