French Options Bachelor of Education Program

Bonjour!

Do you enjoy learning French? Would you like to inspire others to do the same?

As a result of the recent increase in funding from the provincial government and on-going demand, we are still welcoming applicants to the French options in our 2018/19 Bachelor of Education program.

 

 


Elementary French Specialists

This cohort is designed for teacher candidates who wish to specialize in teaching French as a second language (French Immersion, Intensive French, Core French) or French as a first language (in a Francophone school) at the elementary level. Most courses are delivered and assignments are completed in French. This allows teacher candidates to continue to develop their proficiency while in the program.

French Immersion is a program of choice starting in Kindergarten, Grade 1 or Grade 6, and Intensive French is a program of choice offered in Grade 6 and 7. French specialist teachers are in high demand in British Columbia school districts.

Admission into the cohort requires successful completion of the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF).

Practicum placements are in Burnaby, Delta, Langley, North Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, or West Vancouver schools.

Elementary French Specialists may teach French in elementary schools in the following ways:

  • French Immersion: Teach subject content in French.
  • Intensive French: Teach French in an intensive immersion-like semester in Grade 6 and daily instruction in Grade 7.
  • Francophone Schools: Teach subject content in French within the Conseil Scolaire Francophone.
 

French Admissions Requirements

To enter the Elementary French Specialist cohort, you need:

Please note, students who passed the former French Language Assessment (FLA) since August 2016 will be accepted based on the current DELF/DALF equivalencies.

Secondary French Specialists

When enrolled in the Secondary French Specialist option, most of the classes are taught in French; as well, practica occur in French Immersion, in regular schools offering Core French, or in Francophone schools.

Learning content in French allows teacher candidates to continue to develop their French proficiency during the year. Teacher candidates may combine French with another teaching subject concentration (e.g., Spanish or Biology).

Secondary French Specialists may teach French in secondary schools in the following ways:

  • French Immersion: Teach subject content in French.
  • Core French: Teach French as a subject among general subjects in the regular English program.
  • Francophone Schools: Teach subject content in French within the Conseil Scolaire Francophone.

Core French Requirements

To teach French as a subject among others in an English program (Grades 8 to 12), you need:

Please note, students who have passed the French Language Assessment (FLA) within two years of applying to the BEd program, will be accepted based on the current DELF/DALF equivalencies.

 

French Immersion Requirements

To teach in a French immersion context (Grades 8 to 12), you need:

  • French Immersion option is available for the following teachable subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, History, Geography, Social Science, Mathematics, and French language and literature.
  • In all teachable subjects except French language and literature, students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of 200-level French courses in literature, grammar, and composition
  • Applicants wishing to teach French language and literature are required to satisfy academic requirements for French as a teachable subject.
  • Specific secondary academic courses and experience with youth (13 to 17 years old).
  • successful completion of a French proficiency assessment:

Please note, students who have passed the French Language Assessment (FLA) within two years of applying to the BEd program, will be accepted based on the current DELF/DALF equivalencies.

BC Ministry of Education French Bursary:

UBC French Teacher Education Program candidates are eligible for a federal bursary administered by the BC Ministry of Education. The majority of students enrolled in the French cohort of the BEd program complete more than 55% of their coursework in French, which qualifies them for the Ministry of Education bursary (this percentage may vary according to secondary program). Those in French Specialist cohorts may apply to receive over $1000 to offset their tuition fees (varies according to program in secondary).

Bursaries are dispersed by UBC’s Enrolment Services in the fall once course registration information has been received from the Teacher Education Office in September. Please refer to the application requirements and apply online. (Please note that UBC offers a Bachelor of Education. Language of instruction percentages will be submitted by the TEO in September.)

WKTEP students are, unfortunately, ineligible to apply for a BC Ministry of Education French Bursary.