In an Immersion class, the teacher teaches the various subjects in French to students whose first language is English (or another language). This approach helps students acquire the competencies of the subjects taught in addition to a new language.
In most provinces, a university degree in French as a Second Language education is required. See the interactive map for information by province.
By the end of Grade 12, Immersion students have obtained a B2 level of French in the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) or its equivalent. A French Immersion teacher should have at least a strong B2 level to teach these students. For more information on the DELF, visit the following websites:
French Immersion programs are offered in some English-language school board schools across the country. There are currently close to 2,400 schools offering this program in Canada. Check out the Where to Work section for a profile of Immersion programs across the country.
Why not take part in a French Immersion introductory internship with the L’Observatoire program in the spring? You can also watch the video testimonials of our star teachers and our squad, which are full of information and will ignite your passion for the profession.
To help you with your application, here is a very useful link to help you understand the structure of education in Canada and clik here to follow the procedure for the recognition of your diplomas.
Nice to know : in Canada, the hiring of teachers is the responsibility of school boards. It is them who advertise positions and offer employment contracts. To this end, in January 2021, we will launch a platform dedicated to French immersion jobs available in school boards across the country. I therefore invite you to subscribe to our newsletter (button at the top of this page) and follow us on social networks in order to be informed about the launch of this new platform.
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