Learning Opportunity

Parlons français Summer Boot Camp

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Quinton Stotz

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Aug 15, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Aug 16, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Aug 17, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm MDT)
No charge
Location: Edmonton (Campus Saint-Jean)
8406 - 91st Street
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Session Code: 22-FR-233
Focus: French Language (FI, FLAL, FSL, Français)

Target Audience

Grades K to 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’re not a teacher at all, but you want to dust off your French and put it to good use!

Whatever the reason, exercise and build-up your oral French skills in a fun, low-stress, collegial atmosphere where all participants can strengthen their language proficiency. The only prerequisites are that you have had some French instruction in the past and that you are willing to take risks to stretch your language muscles (while laughing at your mistakes!).

Expect to spend three days hearing and speaking French in an atmosphere that helps you dust off, retrieve, or shed new light on your long-ago French lessons. The linguistic workout will leave you exhausted in the best possible way: motivated and confident to begin the school year or achieve your language goals. Post camp you will be able to adapt all oral activities for your own students, regardless of age, language level, or French program.

All sessions will be held in French and participants can expect to hear and use French . The last day will include a walking tour of Edmonton’s French Quarter, weather permitting.

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

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

About the Facilitator

Quinton Stotz B.Ed., MA (Applied Linguistics) is a practising FSL and Advanced Placement French teacher in Edmonton, and a research assistant at Concordia University’s Applied Linguistics Lab in Montréal. His real-world language experience intersects multiple language families, contexts, competences, and motivations, each of which adds a new dynamic to his teaching. Striving to foster greater capacities to learn and teach languages, Quinton has designed and facilitated professional learning opportunities on a local, provincial and national level since 2014. His professional interests centre on additional language development, research-based language pedagogy, and language teacher training.