Welcome to Education – French as a Second Language Concentration!

Prepare yourself to inspire future generations. Uniquely designed for French as a Second Language teacher, our program will perfect your language skills while you prepare to teach immersion, extended and core French at the level of your choice. Since bilingualism is our raison d’être, Glendon is the ideal setting for this program. Led by a small, dedicated team of specialized instructors in a supportive environment, you’ll learn leading-edge methods specific to teaching French as a second language. Passionate about language and culture, but also social justice and equity? We specialize in teaching a second language in a multicultural and inclusive context. 

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Skills You'll Learn


  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as a confident and effective teacher 
  • Further your French of English language skills 
  • Continue developing your own linguistic and intercultural competence 
  • Masters the newest techniques to teach French as a second language  
  • Develop the ability to evaluate new pedagogies and make them your own 
  • Become an inspiring teacher who instill a love for languages 
  • Gain the ability to create an inclusive and positive classroom environment 
  • Learn how to make your students wellbeing at the center of your teaching practice 
  • Develop your collaborative skills with peers, mentors and instructors 
  • Gain knowledge of where to find relevant and high-quality resources 

Careers


As an Education graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:  

  • Teacher 
  • University Professor 
  • Researcher 
  • Principal 
  • Librarian 
  • Corporate trainer 
  • Community educator 

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in Education. 

Hands-On Experiences


Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for Education students. 

  • Participate in multiple practical placements in a school (in a Core French, extended or immersion classroom) within the community 
  • Participate in a Francophone  community organization through the first year community practicum 
  • Complete a skill-building internship in a NGO or similar community organization, such as Peace by PEACE and Voilà Learning 
  • Take the opportunity to complete an exchange to further your linguistic and intercultural competence 
  • Be hired within Glendon College as an academic peer tutor for the French Studies Department, for the Salon francophone or other job opportunities 
  • Be hired outside of Glendon by a school, association or parents looking for help  
  • Get involved in Educators’ research project or leadership initiatives to improve the field of French as a Second Language 

Admission Requirements


You can apply to the concurrent BEd program (in which you earn a BEd and BA over the course of five or six years) directly from high school, or apply to the BEd as a current Glendon student.  

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Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources Education students use the most. 

News & Events

Get involved on campus and in the community to meet fellow students and boost your Glendon experience. 

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