If you work in the field of FSL Education as part of a Faculty of Education or school board, or if you are a new FSL teacher in the first five years of your career, you are eligible to participate in this study!

Our goal is to document what you identify as strengths, challenges, and opportunities regarding FSL teacher preparation, mentorship, and retention.

Your participation involves taking part in a SURVEY and/or FOCUS GROUP. The survey will take approximately 30–45 minutes to complete.

The focus group will involve around 4–8 participants and one moderator, and will be audio-recorded. It should last around 75 minutes. In the group, you will be asked to talk about issues in FSL teacher education from your particular perspective. The questions will relate to your perspectives and views and to your own individual experiences and practices related to FSL teacher education.

To show our appreciation for our participants, we are offering the following incentives:

  1. All focus group participants will receive a $10 gift card to their choice of one of five businesses (Starbucks, Tim Hortons, or Indigo Books and Music).
  2. School district representatives who complete the survey can enter a prize draw** for a one-year institutional membership to CASLT plus a bundle of CASLT swag.
  3. New FSL teachers who complete the survey can enter a prize draw** to win five CASLT publications of their choosing plus a bundle of CASLT swag.

** If you have already completed the survey and would like to enter the prize draw, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be entered.

The surveys are now open! Select the appropriate link below to participate in the SURVEY and/or to sign up for a FOCUS GROUP!

Faculty of Education representatives

School District representatives

FSL Teachers

* The survey is available to new FSL teachers only. For the purposes of this study, "new FSL teachers" refers to those teaching in any FSL program (Core, Immersion, Extended, Intensive) AND who are in their first 5 years of teaching. The focus group is open to all FSL teachers, regardless of the number of years of experience.

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View the survey consent form.

View the focus group consent form.

We have received ethical approval from the three consortium universities to conduct this research.

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