French as a Second Language Specialist

The French as a Second Language, Part 3 course equips candidates with solid skill sets that will be of assistance as they pursue leadership opportunities, such as department heads, consultants, teacher trainers, or related roles.

In addition to detailed exploration of FSL curricula, relevant Ministry of Education initiatives, latest trends in second language pedagogy, and further relevant material, candidates will develop resources that will be of use to them in their dual role as classroom teacher and teacher-leader. Program planning, assessment and evaluation, and the 21st century learner in the context of the Ontario FSL classroom. Practical strategies and relevant learning materials under study allow course participants to explore pedagogy related to Core, Extended, and Immersion French across all panels.


Prerequisites for Specialist:

  1. Completion of Part 1 and Part 2:
    A current Ontario College of Teachers' Certificate of Qualification showing successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of the three-session qualification.

  2. Certificate of Teaching Experience – 2 Years:
    Evidence of at least two (2) years of successful teaching experience, including one (1) year of experience in the subject in which the qualification is being sought. This experience must be certified by the appropriate Supervisory Officer on the 'OISE Certification of Teaching Experience Form'.

Please Note:

Any exceptions and additional requirements are noted below.

  • We do not have the authority to determine whether or not candidates meet the teaching experience prerequisite for Part 2 and Part 3 AQs. We are responsible only for collecting the Certificate of Teaching Experience once it has been signed by the appropriate authority. Please direct all inquiries regarding teaching experience to your employer.


Successful completion is a final grade of B-

Upon successful completion of the course, a recommendation will be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers.


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