French Immersion Education Certificate

French Immersion Education Certificate


      The purpose of this certificate is to provide enhanced preparation for individuals wishing to teach within the French Immersion program. This program is for current Bachelor of Education students, or for persons who have already completed their B.Ed. (at Crandall or elsewhere), including those who may already be teaching.

      In this program, students will be introduced to key theories in second language acquisition (SLA), pedagogy specific to SLA within an immersion context, and be given the opportunity to improve their language proficiency and intercultural competency skills within French Immersion contexts, in line with the objectives of the European Language Portfolio.


      The French Immersion Education Certificate program comprises three 3-credit hour courses, conducted in French, each taken over three weekends (Friday/Saturday):

      1. ED4163: French Language and Intercultural Competencies / Langue française et compétence interculturelle (Spring 2019)
      2. ED4143: Foundations of Second Language Acquisition / Fondements de l’acquisition d’une langue seconde (Fall 2019)
      3. ED4153: French Immersion Pedagogy and Practice / Pédagogie et pratique en immersion française (Winter 2020)


      Anglophone students wishing to enroll in this certificate program must have taken a french language assessment from the Anglophone East School District within the last three (3) years, and must meet a minimum French proficiency requirement of ‘Intermediate Plus’ to enroll in these courses.


      Wendy Bokhorst-Heng, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor of Education

      Contact Wendy


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      For more information on this program, please contact us, call 1-888-968-6228 or email Jolene at

      To apply, please complete and return the application form

      Additional program information may also be obtained by contacting the faculty listed above.