FIT and Mini-FIT

A program just for teachers!

Register for FIT ⟩

Register for Mini-FIT ⟩

FIT

Are you a teacher looking for a summer immersion experience? Improve your French and your second language teaching skills during FIT (French Immersion for Teachers), a three-week intensive program designed especially for teachers of French as a second language. Whatever your level of proficiency, you can improve your language skills, explore Francophone culture and discover French teaching resources.

FIT will be held in person at the USB campus.

July 8 to 26, 2024 

Classes run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Total course fees: $998

Registration fees of $198 must be paid at the time of enrolment (includes cost of handbooks and other course materials). Tuition fees of $800 are due by July 4, 2024 if you are not eligible for the bursary.

Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries are available for participants in the FIT program. Apply now!

The program includes approximately 80 hours of language training covering two levels of our Français oral program within an expanded curriculum tailored for teachers, as well as 16 hours of sociocultural activities and workshops with teaching ideas and resources.

  • Language training uses the communicative/experiential method.
  • Proficiency levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Perfectionnement
  • Learn through exploration of themes such as Food, Travel, and Health.
  • Canadian course materials present vocabulary, sentence structure and pronunciation, as well as communication strategies and Francophone culture.

Both programs are designed for teachers of French (English program) or French Immersion, and for teachers who would like to teach French as a second language. Education students graduating in 2024 are also welcome, and are eligible for the bursary for FIT, but not the bursary for Mini-FIT.

Education students who will be starting their final year in the Fall can enroll in FIT, but they are not eligible for the bursary. School staff who do not have a teaching permit, such as educational assistants or library technicians, may also be accepted in the FIT program, but are not eligible for the bursary.

Mini-FIT

Mini-FIT will be offered through remote learning with Zoom. 

A shorter version of FIT, Mini-Fit runs over two extended weekends during the Spring so you can continue your language training during the school year. Mini-FIT is for teachers with proficiency levels of Beginner 3 and up. (Actual levels offered are determined based on enrolment.)

April 18 to May 11, 2024
  • Thursday, April 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Friday, April 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Friday, May 10 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 am to 12 noon

Total course fees: $453

Registration fees of $103 must be paid at the time of enrolment (includes cost of handbooks and other course materials). Tuition fees of $350 are due by April 12, 2024, if you are not eligible for the bursary. 

Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries are available for participants in the Mini-FIT program. Apply now!

Both programs are designed for teachers of French (English program) or French Immersion, and for teachers who would like to teach French as a second language. Education students graduating in 2024 are also welcome, and are eligible for the bursary for FIT, but not the bursary for Mini-FIT.

Education students who will be starting their final year in the Fall can enroll in FIT, but they are not eligible for the bursary. School staff who do not have a teaching permit, such as educational assistants or library technicians, may also be accepted in the FIT program, but are not eligible for the bursary.

FIT and Mini-FIT are jointly funded by the Official Languages in Education Program of the Government of Canada and Manitoba Education.

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