CASLT supports Intensive French, an innovative approach to revitalizing Core French programs. We provide information sessions and present teacher workshops to help with successful implementation in the schools.

Intensive French Tool Kit for Administrators

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All About Intensive French Fact Sheet

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  • What is Intensive French?
  • What does it look like?
  • How is this different from French Immersion and Core French?
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Benefits of Intensive French Fact Sheet

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Frequently Asked Questions about Intensive French Brochure

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This brochure provides the answers to common parent concerns and questions about Intensive French, such as:

  • As a parent, do I have to know French?
  • What can I do to help my child?
  • How is the language taught?
  • How did Intensive French get started?

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Intensive French Bookmarks

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Summer Training Sessions

Each summer, provinces and territories hold summer institutes to train teachers on the Intensive French program. We will post information here when dates are decided.


By: Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools
Title: Leadership Institute for Second Language Educators
Dates: August 18-19, 2016
Location: Edmonton, AB


This two-day workshop covers several key topics for lead educators in language programs, including:

  • Characteristics of effective language programming
  • Assessment and analyzing of program effectiveness
  • Inclusive education in language programming
  • Effective technologies for language learning
  • Local, national and international trends in languages

More details can be found on the online flyer.


By: Fédération des enseignants de la Saskatchewan (FES) and Association des enseignants de français de la Saskatchewan (APFS)
Dates: 15 au 19 août 2016
Location: Saskatoon, SK


The Fédération des enseignants de la Saskatchewan (FES), in collaboration with the Association des enseignants de français de la Saskatchewan (APFS), offers seminars for Intensive French and Intensive Post-French teachers and counselors, as well as French Immersion and Core French teachers, from August 15-19, 2016 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Please contact Hali Burt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.


By: Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI)
Dates: July 4-15, 2016
Location: Ottawa, ON


Workshops, guest speakers, and instructional time on:

  • Use of pedagogical tools
  • Integration of the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing)
  • Teaching of grammar in context
  • Evaluation in L2
  • Feedback and practises application

Plus special presentations on three important themes:

  • Integrating French culture in the classroom
  • Using technology in second language teaching
  • Language training sessions

The program will also feature guest speakers.

Training on the Neurolinguistics Approach

Primary and secondary levels FSL teachers: the Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) invites you to its training on how to use the neurolinguistics approach in your intensive and core French classes. The training will be held from August 22–26, 2016. For more information, contact Roxanne Rees, FSL/International Languages Consultant for the NCDSB, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Newfoundland and Labrador

By: Memorial University, Faculty of Education
Dates: July 4-29, 2016
Location: St John’s, NL


The Faculty of Education of Memorial University will offer (subject to funding, enrolment, and approval by the Faculty Council) a Graduate Summer Institute for French Teachers (SIFT) during the 2016 summer session at the St. John’s Campus. Applicants will be French teachers, principals, assistant principals, program specialists, etc., who have an undergraduate degree with a major in French or have significant experiences in the French language giving a proficiency level of B2 on the Council of Europe's common reference levels. For more details, please contact Camilla Stoodley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Intensive French and Intensive Language Programs in Canada – A Focus Group Meeting (2014)

CASLT held an Intensive Language Programs (ILP) focus group meeting to take stock of the state of these programs across Canada and to support the many teachers who have embraced this approach to teaching and learning a second language. The participants and presenters gave highlights and challenges in relation to their respective regions (each province and territory was represented), and provided a much-valued pan-Canadian overview.

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