Although CPF is a parent organization, teachers and school administrators make up an important part of CPF. Whether it is teachers and principals hosting CPF events in a school setting or parents and teachers coming together to promote and advocate for FSL issues, teachers are undeniably an important demographic in providing accessible quality FSL education for students across Canada.
NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers. N.B. some websites are available in French only.
See also our Student Resources for online activities, tools and reference materials.
L’Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion (ACPI) supports and enriches French Immersion pedagogy by offering educators professional development, research and networking opportunities; and experiences for students such as contests: Concours national de poésie en immersion française and activities: 70 activités motivantes de communication orale, which can be purchased online from this link.
The Alberta Language Resource Centre is a one stop shop for learning and teaching resources. One of their useful online tools is their online Handbook for French Immersion Adminstrators
This lengthy guide includes: details about How French Immersion Works, as well as information about French Immersion’s programs goals, key characteristics, immersion pedagogy, types of schools, delivery models, research findings, myths and facts and a historical overview of French Immersion.
The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers provides access to great resources for FSL teachers.
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) promotes and advances the teaching of modern languages throughout British Columbia.
Manitoba Education French Immersion Program has a variety of resources for school leaders about the French Immersion program, in their province, some of which can be taken out of the Manitoba context and applied to BC.
The Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF), is a Canadian association for French-language education which offers resources plus information on exchanges and other opportunities for francophone teachers and students.
Le Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques has created downloadable pedagogical tools for French language educators in Ontario.
Vers une approche intégrée en immersion New collaboration from Dr Roy Lyster, l’ACPI and Les éditions CEC. “Indispensable aux enseignants en immersion, cette ressource pratique vous propose un modèle, une démarche, des outils et des stratégies en plus d’inclure un DVD présentant des vidéos captées en salle de classe. Un incontournable de l’automne!”
The Language Portal of Canada offers an abundance of educational resources, educational materials, training organizations and information that enhances second official language teaching and learning in Canada. Click here specifically for an extensive list of FSL resources.
IDÉLLO is a Canadian multilevel digital platform that offers educators, students and parents thousands of rich, up-to-date educational resources in French. Many are available for free, some require a paid subscription.
FRANCOLAB is a free web platform aimed at teaching the French language. Designed for students wishing to perfect their French, and for their teachers, it offers audiovisual content on a variety of themes, quiz games, Canadian television programs on cultural and social topics, and educational fact sheets developed by professionals for in-class and at-home use.
La Dictée P.G.L. is an international dictée directed towards elementary aged students learning French. Their online website offers an amusing way to improve written skills in French through various activities.
École branchée (formerly Infobourg) is a French information print magazine and online resource for teachers in Quebec.
Pourapprendre.ca is useful for educators who teach Math, Science, Social Studies and other subjects in French.
Math Forum lists sites about math with French resources.
Questions d’habitude from Manitoba’s Direction des ressources éducatives françaises is fantastic (and funny) video series help fix fossilized French errors!
Verbathon has activity kits designed to make learning verbs and grammar fun and exciting.
CanLit for Kids Books Ltd. is a wholesaler of English and French Canadian books, established by a team of retired teacher-librarians. CanLit specializes in addressing the need for high quality Canadian books for elementary, middle and secondary school libraries across the country.
La Charte pour les enfants: French versions of the 14 books in The Charter for Children series which introduces children to the basic principles of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
L’école des Loisirs is the most important French publisher dedicated to literature for children and youth for over 50 years. The books are available with a subscription through the MAX Book Club, which is popular with schools and CPF chapters in BC. You can also listen to some of the books for free on the MAX Book Club site.
APPIPC (Association provinciale de professeurs d’immersion et du programme francophone) is an organization of Francophone and French Immersion educators in BC.
ArtStarts in schools is a unique not-for-profit organization offering educators, artists, parents and students a broad range of programs, services and resources to promote arts and creativity among BC’s young people.
BC Principals & Vice Principals Association is an autonomous organization of more than 95% of the province’s public school administrators.
BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) is a non-profit organization representing all 60 of British Columbia’s boards of education.
BC School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) is an organization of school district leaders to foster the improvement of education for students in the K-12 public education system.
BC Teachers Federation (BCTF) is the union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers’ association.
Begbie Historical Society is a society made up of classroom social studies teachers from across Canada who would come together annually to prepare the a national Canadian History contest in both French and English.
SFU – Faculty of Education is a global education leader engaged in research and scholarly inquiry, committed to advancing knowledge, and dedicated to improving the practice of teaching and the learning experience.
SFU – Field Programs offers teachers two-year Graduate Diplomas in Advanced Professional Studies, developed in consultation with BC school districts.
University of British Columbia – Department of Language Education and Literacy specializes in research and teaching in Literacy Education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Modern Language Education and Teacher Librarianship.
University of British Columbia – Faculty of Education offers bachelors degree and diploma undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs and teacher recertification.