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FRE 485H1S
Teaching Reading in the FSL Classroom


C. Lamaison


This course will provide students with a specialized training to teach reading to non-Francophone learners. The emphasis will be put on young learners and on the study of representative works of interest to young people such as novels, detective stories, cartoons, with special focus on socio-cultural aspects.

A number of potential difficulties in second-language reading development will be discussed and instructional strategies to remediate these difficulties will be reviewed.

The experiential learning component of this course will consist of participation in a school internship and each student will be required to write a report (journal de bord) on her/his experience. It will allow students to understand and anticipate challenges encountered by second language learners. The course will be held in French.

Required text: Course readings and related documents will be available on Quercus. Students are expected to read the documents prior to each class and to bring them to class with them.

Assignments and evaluation:In-class Test (20%); Lesson plan (15%); Placement journal (30%); In-class Final Test (25%); Overall Assessment (10%).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: FRE 384H1.

This course is found in the following categories:


Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit