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Parlons fran├žais: Personal French Conversation Group

Registration closes:
Jul 01, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Michelle De Abreu
Date:October 08, 2019
Time:Every month from Oct 2019 – June 2020
No charge
Course code: 20-FR-180

Target Audience

Gr. K-12 Teachers of FSL or French Immersion, Any adult desiring to practice their oral French

About this learning opportunity

Teachers of French often have few opportunities to converse en français with colleagues, so why not create your own opportunity? In this unconventional French conversation group, you choose when, where and how to commit to a monthly one hour conversation in French with a colleague. Keep a log of the times you meet in-person or virtually, and receive an end of year participation certificate of participation from ERLC to add to your PD portfolio.

Grab a colleague or two and join the Parlons français: Personal French Conversation Group together. Pas de partenaire? Pas de problème! When you register for the group, you will be sent a form to collect information about your preferences and comfort level in French which we will use to find you a conversation partner. 

Every month, group members will receive a suggested conversation starter that you can choose to use. Decide when, where and how you will hold your one hour conversation each month: after school in the staff room, at a coffee shop on a Saturday morning, via two 30 minute noon hour video chats, etc. Then log in your conversation. Lastly, consider trying out the conversation starter activity with your students. 

These sessions will take place in French.

Upon completion of the Personal French Conversation Groups, you will recieve a complimentary resource (chosen at the time of registration), as well as all of the additional resources below:

  1. Executive Summary – Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language
  2. Résumé de la Revue de la littérature sur l’impact de l'apprentissage de langues secondes
  3. Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning
  4. Revue de la littérature sur l’impact de l'apprentissage de langues secondes

This session addresses the TQS competencies

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

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.