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Parlons fran├žais: Winter Boot Camp

Facilitator(s): Michelle De Abreu
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Feb 07, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Feb 08, 2020 (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-183

Target Audience

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

About this learning opportunity

Are you a teacher of French whose oral language skills could use a workout? Perhaps your French is out of shape or your confidence level could use a boost to match the level of French you teach. Maybe you are not a teacher at all and just want to dust off your high school French to put it to good use. 

Whatever the reason, exercise your oral French skills in a fun, low-stress, collegial atmosphere where participants strengthen their language proficiency in this mixed level group. The only prerequisites are that you’ve had some French instruction in the past and that you are willing to take risks and laugh at your inevitable mistakes. All levels

Expect to spend two days hearing and speaking French, digging through the cobwebs of your brain to retrieve and use every long forgotten French lesson from your past. The linguistic workout will leave you exhausted in the best possible way, motivated and more confident to begin the school year. Post camp, you will be able to adapt and use all oral activities with your students of any age, language level or French program.

Join both days or only one. Have you attended a French Boot Camp in the past? Know that there will be lots of new activities and new conversations with new colleagues.

This session will be delivered in French.

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #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.

Michelle has provided French Teacher Camps for ERLC since 2005 and still thinks that they are très amusants!