Help! My child is in French Immersion and I don't speak the language!

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Marylou Gammans
Date:October 19, 2021
Time:7:00 pm to 8:00 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-PA-091
Focus: French Immersion

Target Audience


About this Learning Opportunity

Discover the important role you play in your child's success even if you don't speak the language! This webinar for non-French speaking parents is designed to clarify the importance of their child's pursuit of French immersion, how they can encourage and motivate their child at home, and to highlight the key role they play in their child's success.

During the session, we will review a brief history of French immersion in Canada, the importance of multiple languages in learning, and various resources and strategies you can use at home to encourage and support your child's learning. Engaging in lively communication and developing deeper connections with our children, students and communities will benefit all.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

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

Marylou Gammans est une consultante pédagogique et une enseignante accréditée en Alberta, au Canada. Elle est certifiée, ainsi qu’une présentatrice et formatrice en Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction, (CBCI) après avoir étudié auprès des docteurs H. Lynn Erickson et Lois A. Lanning. Elle facilite l'apprentissage professionnel et collabore avec de nombreux districts scolaires en français et en anglais. Marylou est aussi certifiée en Français Intensif (ANL), une approche neurolinguistique qui promeut l’apprentissage d’une langue seconde. Elle a développé un nouveau programme d’apprentissage expérientiel pour aider les gens à comprendre de nouvelles perspectives en milieu de travail. Ses ateliers explorent les moyens de créer de liens authentiques dans le programme d’études ou la vie quotidienne. Qu'il s'agisse de percer les idées de l’enseignement selon les concepts, apprendre une deuxième langue, ou de guider les relations au milieu de travail, Marylou a toujours utilisé le une combinaison de stratégies pour aider les gens à créer des liens significatifs dans leur monde.

Marylou Gammans is an educational consultant and an accredited teacher in Alberta, Canada. She is certified, as well as a presenter and trainer in Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) after studying with Drs H. Lynn Erickson and Lois A. Lanning. She facilitates professional learning working with numerous districts in French and English. Marylou is also certified in Intensive French (ANL), a neurolinguistic approach that promotes learning a second language. She has developed a new experiential learning program to help people understand a variety of perspectives in the workplace. Her workshops explore ways to create authentic links with the curriculum or in daily life. Whether it's breaking down ideas of teaching according to concepts, learning a second language, or guiding relationships to the workplace, Marylou has always used a combination of strategies to help people build relationships significant in their world.