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FSL Crash Course

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Facilitator(s): Michelle De Abreu
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 07, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Oct 08, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
No charge
(Includes various French/FSL resources.)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 20-FR-177

Target Audience

Gr. 4-12 Teachers of FSL

About this learning opportunity

Whether you are a new or experienced French as a second language teacher, this crash course can help you get on track to feel more confident and comfortable in your FSL assignment.

Day 1: Through concrete, hands-on activities, participants will:

  • More deeply understand the purpose and intent of the Alberta 9 year FSL Program of studies
  • Learn how to engage students by shifting more emphasis to what students can do in French and less on what they know
  • Understand how to teach vocabulary and grammar curricular outcomes in context
  • Examine how to plan lessons, assessments, chunks of learning and year plans that focus on authentic, functional use of French
  • Discover a range of resources to support your and your students’ learning

Day 2: Participants will engage in guided, collaborative planning

*Note: To participate in Day 2 planning, participants should have attended any Day 1 FSL Crash Course.

No matter your level of proficiency or experience, leave feeling better prepared to engage in a rich year of learning with your students. Allons-y!

This session will be offered in English with some activities and tools featured in French.

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

After 18 years in the classroom, Michelle De Abreu spent 15 years as a second language consultant with Edmonton Public Schools where she provided support to teachers and administrators at the local, provincial, national and international levels. 

In her career, Michelle has been a lead project manager/author of many resources for ERLC, Alberta Education, the Second Languages and Intercultural Council (SLIC) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT). Her work in the field of language education is well-recognized: Michelle is the recipient of provincial and national awards from SLIC, the Fédération des parents francophones de l’Alberta, and CASLT. 

Michelle’s workshops are characterized by their practical nature and playful ‘you can do it’ tone. She is most often asked to work in the areas of effective second language classroom instructional and assessment practices, improving teacher language proficiency, curriculum design, leadership and programming, and resource writing. Through her new consulting business, B-Lingual Consulting, Michelle continues to provide professional service and consultation to second language educators and organizations.