Acadia University
Summer Learning Opportunities for Teachers

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2013 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Acadia University has long been recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. With its nationally and internationally recognized research initiatives, small class size and technology-rich teaching and learning environment, Acadia offers students an experience that includes academic achievement combined with personal growth and development.

Founded in 1838, Acadia University is located in Wolfville at the east end of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, just an hour’s drive from Halifax.

Acadia’s small-town location and predominantly residential character encourage personal growth through close contact with fellow students and professors, participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and through a wide variety of cultural programs.

Its combination of outstanding academic programs and diversity of extra-curricular activities has established Acadia as a leading university in Canada. Over 100 courses are available through Open Acadia for part-time students studying for baccalaureate or professional degrees. Courses are offered on the Internet and at on/off site locations.

For more information about Acadia, visit our website at http://www.acadiau.ca/

HOW TO REACH US:

Toll-free:               1-800-565-6568
Locally:                 902-585-1434
Fax:                       902-585-1068
Email:                   openacadia@acadiau.ca
Internet:               http://openacadia.ca/
Canada Post:       Open Acadia, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

A completed application form, accompanied by a non-refundable application fee, résumé, and transcripts of previous academic work are required for admission. Those who have previously attended Acadia, but not during the 2012/13 session, must complete an application form. These forms may be obtained from Acadia University’s website http://www.acadiau.ca/, or from the Registrar’s Office at 902-585-1222.

Students from other universities who wish to take classes at Acadia are reminded that if they wish to receive credit from their home university, they should receive a “letter of permission” from that institution before applying to Acadia. Likewise, Acadia students taking classes elsewhere should first receive a “letter of permission” from the Acadia Registrar.

REGISTRATION

Since many classes have limited enrolment, students are encouraged to register as early as possible. Payment of fees is due upon registration. Submit course registration forms to Open Acadia, Acadia University. Please consult the Open Acadia web site (http://openacadia.ca/) for detailed information on registration procedures.

CLASS CANCELLATION

Any class with an enrolment of fewer than 10 students may be subject to cancellation.

ACADEMIC FEES

For account information, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 902-585-1222. Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed until Open Acadia receives complete payment.

Application for Admission:

Non-refundable Processing Fee

Undergraduate Education                               $35.00
Graduate Education                                         $50.00 

Tuition Fees:

Undergraduate 3 h (1/2 credit)                      $829.00
Graduate Education 3 h (5000 level)             $895.00

Please note:  Start and end dates for individual courses may vary from this schedule. 

Interpretation Key

 

 

 

 

EDUC

502

3

P

4

Subject Area

Course #

# of credit hours

Location/section

Semester

 

300 – 3rd year

3 = ½ credit

Q = Off campus

3 = Spring

 

400 – 4th year

6 = 1 credit

P = On campus

4 = Summer

 

500 - graduate

 

N = Online

5 = Other

 

 

 

Z, Y = Second, Third Session

 

EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE

SPRING COURSES

50D3 P3 Professional Issues in Counselling
Ron Lehr
May 6 to June 12
Acadia 

50F3 Q3 Pre-Practicum
Michael Belgrave
May 11 to June 22
Halifax 

50G3 L3/N3/R3 Research Literacy
Heather Stephens
May 6 to June 14
Online 

5003 P3 Human Development
David Piper
May 6 to June 13
Acadia

5053 Q5 Problems in Education
Independent study course 

5153 Q5 Readings in Education
Independent study course 

5243 N3 Supervision
Bob Shields
May 6 to June 14
Online 

5303 N3 Principles of Assessment
Carole MacInnis
April 15 to June 10
UPEI, online 

5323 Q3 Individual Testing 2
Marlene Ruck Simmonds
May 4 to June 8
Halifax

5543 P3 Work and Life Planning
Deb Day
May 7 to June 11
Acadia 

5553 Q3 Topics in Counselling: Addictions
Shaughney Aston
May 3 to June 1
Halifax 

5583 Q3 Counselling Strategies
Linda Wheeldon
May 3 to June 15
Halifax 

5643 L3 Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum
Jennifer Tinkham
May 6 to June 14
Online 

5643 N3 Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum
Terrah Keener
April 26 to June 14
Online 

5713 Q5 Project in Education
Independent study course 

5933 N3 Equity and Leadership
Glynis Ross
April 29 to June 14
Online

SUMMER COURSES

50C3 P4 School Counselling Programs
Beth Robinson
July 24 to Aug 8
Acadia 

50C3 Z4 School Counselling Programs
Rola Abihanna
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

50D3 P4 Professional Issues in Counselling
Michael Belgrave
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

50G3 P4 Research Literacy - Elementary Music Education
Barb Barter
July 9 to July 16
Acadia 

50H3 P4 Introduction to Disability Studies
Cynthia Bruce
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5033 P4 Theories of Counselling
John Sumarah
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5033 Z4 Theories of Counselling
John Sumarah
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5053 P4 Problems in Education - Secondary Music Education
Mark Hopkins
July 9 to July 13
Acadia 

5053 Q5 Problems in Education
Independent study course 

5053 Y4 Problems in Education: Public Pedagogy and Public Institutions
Brenda Trofenenko
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5053 Z4 Problems in Education - Focus on the Creative Curriculum
Paul Syme
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5063 P4 Foundations of Inclusive Education
Martin Morrison
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5123 P4 Curriculum Practice for Students "At Risk"
Cindy Giffen
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5133 P4 Counselling Skills
Linda Wheeldon
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5133 Q4 Counselling Skills
Birdie Bezanson
July 29 to Aug 8
Truro

5133 Z4 Counselling Skills
Ron Lehr
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5153 P4 Readings in Education: The Principalship
Wallace MacAskill
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5153 Q5 Readings in Education
Independent study course 

5233 P4 Counselling Families
Robert Allan
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5233 Q4 Counselling Families
Robert Allan
July 29 to Aug 8
UPEI

5313 P4 Assessment for Learning 1
Marlene Ruck Simmonds
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5543 P4 Work and Life Planning Counselling
Clarence DeSchiffart
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5543 Y4 Work and Life Planning Counselling
Shelley Goodwin
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5543 Z4 Work and Life Planning Counselling
Clarence DeSchiffart
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 L4 Topics in Counselling: Counselling in Rural Communities
Michael Corbett
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 P4 Topics in Counselling: Addictions
Shaughney Aston
July 24 to Aug 8
Acadia

5553 R4 Topics in Counselling: Counselling in Rural Communities
Shaughney Aston
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 Y4 Topics in Counselling: Play Therapy
Don Chafe
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 Z4 Topics in Counselling: Aboriginal Mental Health
Andrea Currie
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5633 P4 Curriculum Foundations
Laura Thompson
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5673 P4 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Rural Education
Tony Kelly
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5673 Y4 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Creativity Education
Paul Syme
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5673 Z4 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Family Studies
Sheila Munro
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5713 Q5 Project in Education
Independent study course 

5843 P4 Instructional Design - Elementary Music Education
June Countryman
July 2 to July 6
Acadia

5843 Z4 Instructional Design - Secondary Music Education
Dale Lonis
July 2 to July 6
Acadia

5913 P4 Theoretical Perspectives on Leadership
Carol Harris
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

ONLINE, OPEN-ENTRY

50G3 NT Research Literacy
Heather Stephens 

5053 NT Problems in Education: Mentoring New Teachers
Heather Stephens 

5203 NT Introduction to Educational Technology
Fred Crouse

5213 NT Organizational Theory and School Culture
Michael Phillips 

5273 NT Education and the Law
Michael Phillips 

5303 RT Principles of Assessment: Counselling Focus
Elaine Baltzer

5303 NT Principles of Assessment: Education Focus
Heather Hemming 

5513 NT Research Design in Education
Debbie Toope 

5553 NT Special Topics in Counselling: Spirituality and Counselling
Sharon Doyle 

5563 NT Career Counselling
Clarence DeSchiffart 

5673 NT Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Literacy
Heather Stephens 

5773 NT Community Perspectives on School and Society
Michael Phillips 

5843 NT Instructional Design – Multi-age Pedagogy
Marion Leier 

5913 NT Theoretical Perspectives on Leadership
Michael Phillips 

Summer Institute - Certificate in French Proficiency

Certificate in French Proficiency - (July 8 – 19, 2013)

Acadia University’s Certificate of Proficiency in French provides French language teachers and other interested individuals with the opportunity to improve their level of French language proficiency as part of their personal and professional development. Better skills in French can translate into better employment opportunities as well as more satisfactory and enjoyable experiences when travelling in francophone areas of the world. Participants will work toward a functional command of French by upgrading the four basic language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The CFP is a 30 credit hour program which is delivered mainly on the beautiful campus at Acadia University. Each summer Acadia offers a two week institute where students can complete two courses (6 credit-hours) towards their Certificate. A selection of courses is also available online for students who wish to accelerate their program.

Students entering the program are required to take a placement test http://placement.acadiau.ca/french/ to determine the appropriate level of entry. Students with little or no knowledge of French (true beginners)may be placed in French 1113 and 1123 (online courses) which will require 36 credit hours to complete the program. Students with an intermediate knowledge of French will start with either 1213 and 2153, or 1223 and 2163. Students with an advanced knowledge of French will start with French 2013 and 2713. The number of required and elective courses available to a participant will depend upon their level of French language proficiency at the outset of the program.

The final objective is to prepare participants to take the internationally recognized Test in French Proficiency (the TCF) which assesses the skill level achieved in oral comprehension, written comprehension and language structures using the standards set by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate can qualify for an Advanced Teacher’s Certificate 1 (ATC 1) upon approval from the Department of Education.

French Proficiency Levels

Level 1: French 1113 – 1123 Basic French

These courses are available online.

Students in these courses learn the French vocabulary and grammar structures which they will need to cope with every-day situations. They study a range of simple, authentic cultural documents such as menus, timetables, weather reports, recipes, maps, newspapers. Students who complete these courses can read simple texts and have the ability to cope with simple tasks in a francophone milieu such as introducing themselves, asking for and understanding simple directions, booking tickets, finding a hotel room, making purchases and ordering food in a restaurant.

ALL COURSES BEYOND LEVEL 1 ARE CONDUCTED IN FRENCH

Level 2:

Français 1213 Intermediate French 1

Français 1223 Intermediate French 2

Français 2153 Compréhension et expression orales 1

Français 2163 Compréhension et expression orales 2

Students in these courses undertake a thorough review of French grammar and vocabulary. They read magazine articles, study short works of French literature, view short films and television shows in French. They listen to French songs and radio shows. Effective communication, both oral and written, is stressed. Students participate in debates, skits, discussions and games. Students who complete these courses have communication skills sufficient to face situations requiring articulate and constructed expression of ideas and concepts as well as the capacity to adapt one’s language to one’s audience.

Level 3:

Français 2013  Français avancé, niveau 1

Français 2023  Français avancé, niveau 2

Français 2713 Compréhension et expression écrites

These courses introduce students to a systematic analysis of French syntax and translation from English to French. The purpose of these courses is to reinforce language skills, develop speech skills and acquire the conceptual tools necessary for textual analysis. Students learn vocabulary and expressions currently used in the media. Students who complete these courses can communicate well in professional contexts.

Level 4:

Français 3153 Expression orale avancée, niveau 3

Français 3213 Littérature Jeunesse

Français 3733 Expression écrite avancée

Français 4403 Méthodologie de l’enseignement du françaid langue seconde

Français 4413 Lectures dirigées 1 (online)

Français 3163 Expression orale avancée 4 (offered from time to time)

Français 3473Compréhension écrite avancée (offered from time to time)

Courses at Level 4 allow students to master the subtleties of written and spoken French from the colloquial to the formal register. Students are introduced to a variety of writing styles, including works of non-fiction. Students will take part in debates, discussions and improvisations. A series of language skills strengthening drills will be used. This in turn enables students to better express and detect nuances in speech patterns and socio-linguistic contents.           

The following courses will be offered on campus at the Acadia Summer Institute 2013:

Morning Classes (9 am to Noon)

Afternoon Classes (1 pm to 4 pm)

FRAN 1223 Intermediate French 2

FRAN 2163 Compréhension et Expression Orales, Niveau 2

FRAN 2013 Français Avancé, Niveau 1

FRAN 2713 Compréhension et Expression Écrites

FRAN 2023 Français Avancé, Niveau 2

FRAN 3153Expression Orale Avancée, Niveau 3

FRAN 3213 Littérature Jeunesse

FRAN 3163 Expression Orale Avancée 2

FRAN 3733 Expression Écrites Avancée

FRAN 4403 Méthodologie de l'Enseignement du Français Langue Seconde

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Acadia University
Summer Learning Opportunities for Teachers

back to Summer Learning Opportunities main page

2013 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

Acadia University has long been recognized as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate institutions. With its nationally and internationally recognized research initiatives, small class size and technology-rich teaching and learning environment, Acadia offers students an experience that includes academic achievement combined with personal growth and development.

Founded in 1838, Acadia University is located in Wolfville at the east end of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, just an hour’s drive from Halifax.

Acadia’s small-town location and predominantly residential character encourage personal growth through close contact with fellow students and professors, participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and through a wide variety of cultural programs.

Its combination of outstanding academic programs and diversity of extra-curricular activities has established Acadia as a leading university in Canada. Over 100 courses are available through Open Acadia for part-time students studying for baccalaureate or professional degrees. Courses are offered on the Internet and at on/off site locations.

For more information about Acadia, visit our website at http://www.acadiau.ca/

HOW TO REACH US:

Toll-free:               1-800-565-6568
Locally:                 902-585-1434
Fax:                       902-585-1068
Email:                   openacadia@acadiau.ca
Internet:               http://openacadia.ca/
Canada Post:       Open Acadia, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6 

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

A completed application form, accompanied by a non-refundable application fee, résumé, and transcripts of previous academic work are required for admission. Those who have previously attended Acadia, but not during the 2012/13 session, must complete an application form. These forms may be obtained from Acadia University’s website http://www.acadiau.ca/, or from the Registrar’s Office at 902-585-1222.

Students from other universities who wish to take classes at Acadia are reminded that if they wish to receive credit from their home university, they should receive a “letter of permission” from that institution before applying to Acadia. Likewise, Acadia students taking classes elsewhere should first receive a “letter of permission” from the Acadia Registrar.

REGISTRATION

Since many classes have limited enrolment, students are encouraged to register as early as possible. Payment of fees is due upon registration. Submit course registration forms to Open Acadia, Acadia University. Please consult the Open Acadia web site (http://openacadia.ca/) for detailed information on registration procedures.

CLASS CANCELLATION

Any class with an enrolment of fewer than 10 students may be subject to cancellation.

ACADEMIC FEES

For account information, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 902-585-1222. Payment in full is due at the time of registration. Registration forms received without payment will not be processed until Open Acadia receives complete payment.

Application for Admission:

Non-refundable Processing Fee

Undergraduate Education                               $35.00
Graduate Education                                         $50.00 

Tuition Fees:

Undergraduate 3 h (1/2 credit)                      $829.00
Graduate Education 3 h (5000 level)             $895.00

Please note:  Start and end dates for individual courses may vary from this schedule. 

Interpretation Key

 

 

 

 

EDUC

502

3

P

4

Subject Area

Course #

# of credit hours

Location/section

Semester

 

300 – 3rd year

3 = ½ credit

Q = Off campus

3 = Spring

 

400 – 4th year

6 = 1 credit

P = On campus

4 = Summer

 

500 - graduate

 

N = Online

5 = Other

 

 

 

Z, Y = Second, Third Session

 

EDUCATION COURSES AVAILABLE

SPRING COURSES

50D3 P3 Professional Issues in Counselling
Ron Lehr
May 6 to June 12
Acadia 

50F3 Q3 Pre-Practicum
Michael Belgrave
May 11 to June 22
Halifax 

50G3 L3/N3/R3 Research Literacy
Heather Stephens
May 6 to June 14
Online 

5003 P3 Human Development
David Piper
May 6 to June 13
Acadia

5053 Q5 Problems in Education
Independent study course 

5153 Q5 Readings in Education
Independent study course 

5243 N3 Supervision
Bob Shields
May 6 to June 14
Online 

5303 N3 Principles of Assessment
Carole MacInnis
April 15 to June 10
UPEI, online 

5323 Q3 Individual Testing 2
Marlene Ruck Simmonds
May 4 to June 8
Halifax

5543 P3 Work and Life Planning
Deb Day
May 7 to June 11
Acadia 

5553 Q3 Topics in Counselling: Addictions
Shaughney Aston
May 3 to June 1
Halifax 

5583 Q3 Counselling Strategies
Linda Wheeldon
May 3 to June 15
Halifax 

5643 L3 Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum
Jennifer Tinkham
May 6 to June 14
Online 

5643 N3 Major Theoretical Developments in Curriculum
Terrah Keener
April 26 to June 14
Online 

5713 Q5 Project in Education
Independent study course 

5933 N3 Equity and Leadership
Glynis Ross
April 29 to June 14
Online

SUMMER COURSES

50C3 P4 School Counselling Programs
Beth Robinson
July 24 to Aug 8
Acadia 

50C3 Z4 School Counselling Programs
Rola Abihanna
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

50D3 P4 Professional Issues in Counselling
Michael Belgrave
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

50G3 P4 Research Literacy - Elementary Music Education
Barb Barter
July 9 to July 16
Acadia 

50H3 P4 Introduction to Disability Studies
Cynthia Bruce
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5033 P4 Theories of Counselling
John Sumarah
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5033 Z4 Theories of Counselling
John Sumarah
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5053 P4 Problems in Education - Secondary Music Education
Mark Hopkins
July 9 to July 13
Acadia 

5053 Q5 Problems in Education
Independent study course 

5053 Y4 Problems in Education: Public Pedagogy and Public Institutions
Brenda Trofenenko
July 4 to July 19
Acadia 

5053 Z4 Problems in Education - Focus on the Creative Curriculum
Paul Syme
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5063 P4 Foundations of Inclusive Education
Martin Morrison
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5123 P4 Curriculum Practice for Students "At Risk"
Cindy Giffen
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5133 P4 Counselling Skills
Linda Wheeldon
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5133 Q4 Counselling Skills
Birdie Bezanson
July 29 to Aug 8
Truro

5133 Z4 Counselling Skills
Ron Lehr
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5153 P4 Readings in Education: The Principalship
Wallace MacAskill
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5153 Q5 Readings in Education
Independent study course 

5233 P4 Counselling Families
Robert Allan
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5233 Q4 Counselling Families
Robert Allan
July 29 to Aug 8
UPEI

5313 P4 Assessment for Learning 1
Marlene Ruck Simmonds
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5543 P4 Work and Life Planning Counselling
Clarence DeSchiffart
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5543 Y4 Work and Life Planning Counselling
Shelley Goodwin
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5543 Z4 Work and Life Planning Counselling
Clarence DeSchiffart
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 L4 Topics in Counselling: Counselling in Rural Communities
Michael Corbett
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 P4 Topics in Counselling: Addictions
Shaughney Aston
July 24 to Aug 8
Acadia

5553 R4 Topics in Counselling: Counselling in Rural Communities
Shaughney Aston
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 Y4 Topics in Counselling: Play Therapy
Don Chafe
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5553 Z4 Topics in Counselling: Aboriginal Mental Health
Andrea Currie
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5633 P4 Curriculum Foundations
Laura Thompson
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5673 P4 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Rural Education
Tony Kelly
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5673 Y4 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Creativity Education
Paul Syme
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5673 Z4 Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Family Studies
Sheila Munro
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

5713 Q5 Project in Education
Independent study course 

5843 P4 Instructional Design - Elementary Music Education
June Countryman
July 2 to July 6
Acadia

5843 Z4 Instructional Design - Secondary Music Education
Dale Lonis
July 2 to July 6
Acadia

5913 P4 Theoretical Perspectives on Leadership
Carol Harris
July 4 to July 19
Acadia

ONLINE, OPEN-ENTRY

50G3 NT Research Literacy
Heather Stephens 

5053 NT Problems in Education: Mentoring New Teachers
Heather Stephens 

5203 NT Introduction to Educational Technology
Fred Crouse

5213 NT Organizational Theory and School Culture
Michael Phillips 

5273 NT Education and the Law
Michael Phillips 

5303 RT Principles of Assessment: Counselling Focus
Elaine Baltzer

5303 NT Principles of Assessment: Education Focus
Heather Hemming 

5513 NT Research Design in Education
Debbie Toope 

5553 NT Special Topics in Counselling: Spirituality and Counselling
Sharon Doyle 

5563 NT Career Counselling
Clarence DeSchiffart 

5673 NT Current Research and Theory in Curriculum: Literacy
Heather Stephens 

5773 NT Community Perspectives on School and Society
Michael Phillips 

5843 NT Instructional Design – Multi-age Pedagogy
Marion Leier 

5913 NT Theoretical Perspectives on Leadership
Michael Phillips 

Summer Institute - Certificate in French Proficiency

Certificate in French Proficiency - (July 8 – 19, 2013)

Acadia University’s Certificate of Proficiency in French provides French language teachers and other interested individuals with the opportunity to improve their level of French language proficiency as part of their personal and professional development. Better skills in French can translate into better employment opportunities as well as more satisfactory and enjoyable experiences when travelling in francophone areas of the world. Participants will work toward a functional command of French by upgrading the four basic language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The CFP is a 30 credit hour program which is delivered mainly on the beautiful campus at Acadia University. Each summer Acadia offers a two week institute where students can complete two courses (6 credit-hours) towards their Certificate. A selection of courses is also available online for students who wish to accelerate their program.

Students entering the program are required to take a placement test http://placement.acadiau.ca/french/ to determine the appropriate level of entry. Students with little or no knowledge of French (true beginners)may be placed in French 1113 and 1123 (online courses) which will require 36 credit hours to complete the program. Students with an intermediate knowledge of French will start with either 1213 and 2153, or 1223 and 2163. Students with an advanced knowledge of French will start with French 2013 and 2713. The number of required and elective courses available to a participant will depend upon their level of French language proficiency at the outset of the program.

The final objective is to prepare participants to take the internationally recognized Test in French Proficiency (the TCF) which assesses the skill level achieved in oral comprehension, written comprehension and language structures using the standards set by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages.

Students who successfully complete the Certificate can qualify for an Advanced Teacher’s Certificate 1 (ATC 1) upon approval from the Department of Education.

French Proficiency Levels

Level 1: French 1113 – 1123 Basic French

These courses are available online.

Students in these courses learn the French vocabulary and grammar structures which they will need to cope with every-day situations. They study a range of simple, authentic cultural documents such as menus, timetables, weather reports, recipes, maps, newspapers. Students who complete these courses can read simple texts and have the ability to cope with simple tasks in a francophone milieu such as introducing themselves, asking for and understanding simple directions, booking tickets, finding a hotel room, making purchases and ordering food in a restaurant.

ALL COURSES BEYOND LEVEL 1 ARE CONDUCTED IN FRENCH

Level 2:

Français 1213 Intermediate French 1

Français 1223 Intermediate French 2

Français 2153 Compréhension et expression orales 1

Français 2163 Compréhension et expression orales 2

Students in these courses undertake a thorough review of French grammar and vocabulary. They read magazine articles, study short works of French literature, view short films and television shows in French. They listen to French songs and radio shows. Effective communication, both oral and written, is stressed. Students participate in debates, skits, discussions and games. Students who complete these courses have communication skills sufficient to face situations requiring articulate and constructed expression of ideas and concepts as well as the capacity to adapt one’s language to one’s audience.

Level 3:

Français 2013  Français avancé, niveau 1

Français 2023  Français avancé, niveau 2

Français 2713 Compréhension et expression écrites

These courses introduce students to a systematic analysis of French syntax and translation from English to French. The purpose of these courses is to reinforce language skills, develop speech skills and acquire the conceptual tools necessary for textual analysis. Students learn vocabulary and expressions currently used in the media. Students who complete these courses can communicate well in professional contexts.

Level 4:

Français 3153 Expression orale avancée, niveau 3

Français 3213 Littérature Jeunesse

Français 3733 Expression écrite avancée

Français 4403 Méthodologie de l’enseignement du françaid langue seconde

Français 4413 Lectures dirigées 1 (online)

Français 3163 Expression orale avancée 4 (offered from time to time)

Français 3473Compréhension écrite avancée (offered from time to time)

Courses at Level 4 allow students to master the subtleties of written and spoken French from the colloquial to the formal register. Students are introduced to a variety of writing styles, including works of non-fiction. Students will take part in debates, discussions and improvisations. A series of language skills strengthening drills will be used. This in turn enables students to better express and detect nuances in speech patterns and socio-linguistic contents.           

The following courses will be offered on campus at the Acadia Summer Institute 2013:

Morning Classes (9 am to Noon)

Afternoon Classes (1 pm to 4 pm)

FRAN 1223 Intermediate French 2

FRAN 2163 Compréhension et Expression Orales, Niveau 2

FRAN 2013 Français Avancé, Niveau 1

FRAN 2713 Compréhension et Expression Écrites

FRAN 2023 Français Avancé, Niveau 2

FRAN 3153Expression Orale Avancée, Niveau 3

FRAN 3213 Littérature Jeunesse

FRAN 3163 Expression Orale Avancée 2

FRAN 3733 Expression Écrites Avancée

FRAN 4403 Méthodologie de l'Enseignement du Français Langue Seconde


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