FSL Retention and Recruitment

Professional Learning Series – Supporting our FSL Teachers

The FSL context requires a solid understanding of the best practices that can support student confidence, proficiency and achievement in French as a Second Language.  Many new teachers often feel isolated as they work within unique environments.  Current supports within school boards often rely on generalist expertise through learning coaches.  Even Principals, who are positioned as the instructional leader within the school, often have a very limited understanding of how to support new teachers in the FSL context.  

The videos, learning guides and webinars created for this project include three modules intended to provide principals, NTIP leaders, learning coaches and mentors with tools that can be used immediately in supporting a new FSL teacher. These tools will help empower leaders of all kinds to support new FSL teachers where a specific FSL support person may not be at hand. 

Viewer Guides – Click the titles to read to viewer guides

Glossary of Terms

Viewer’s Guide: Introduction

Module 1: Positive Classroom Environment

Module 2: Engaging the Learner

Module 3: Assessment and Evaluation

Video Modules – Choose the titles to access the modules

Introduction and Context

Module 1: Positive Classroom Environment

This module will focus on what a positive FSL classroom environment looks like and how to create the same. Other topics will include resource selection, instructional strategies and the “à la carte” context.

Module 2: Engaging the Learner

This module will focus on the importance of knowing the learners, planning for authentic and engaging tasks, UDL and how planning for student engagement reduces classroom management issues.

Module 3: Assessment and Evaluation

This module will focus on strategies for collecting useful and relevant data, using a variety of assessment tools, planning for differentiated assessment, building relationships with homeroom teachers and the importance of communication with parents.



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