In the shoes
of a Teacher 5 étoiles
Wondering what a typical day in the life of a French Immersion teacher is like? We asked them. You’ll find what they have to say here.
Immersion Teachers’ Stories
“I’ve been a teacher in an Immersion school for 20 years. I love the French language. Every year, it makes me proud when my young students start speaking more in French AND reading in French. It’s really fantastic… even after 20 years.”
“For me, teaching in French Immersion is unique. Watching our elementary school students fast progress is an incredible feeling. After the first year, students can already communicate in French. At 6 years old, they often speak, read and write in two languages. In my opinion, this is a transformation that we will never see in the English program, except in an ESL (English as a Second Language) situation. “
French Immersion consultant
“I am a French immersion teacher in Alberta, where I teach French as a language of learning (FLL). I was an Immersion student, so I understand the purpose of the program and can show students the benefits of continuing in French. I love teaching French and sharing my passion for grammar and language in general.”
“I love being a French Immersion teacher. I enjoy using a variety of strategies to make students want to learn French as a second language. My goal is to motivate and engage adolescents. I capture and maintain students’ attention with a range of activities and lessons. All my students have the opportunity to speak French in the classroom and in real life. That is why I regularly organize cultural trips and excursions to enhance my students’ French experience.”
St. John’s, Newfoundland
“My mother tongue is French, so I really love promoting French in Immersion programs specifically for early teens. To help promote the French language last year, I took my students on a spectacular cultural immersion trip to Quebec City. I love French and I want to be an inspiration to all my students!”
“Kids, from kindergarten to grade 3, seem to love learning a new language. They are like little sponges highly motivated by learning French. We can sing, recite poems, play games in French … It is so beautiful to hear children using French in and outside school. It is heart-warming to see students using their French to communicate, even after enrolling in high school. ”
Pssst… Come back and watch the clips of the contest winners of our A Day in the Life of a Teacher 5 étoiles video contest that will be unveiled in October 2021. In the meantime, take a tour of a French immersion classroom with Mme Barr, a first-year teacher at the Edmonton Catholic Schools District.