APPELS Program

APPELS (Apprentissage Pour Professeurs En Langue Seconde)

The APPELS and APPELS-Encore series of workshops are designed to provide teachers with language development opportunities at all levels. This highly innovative program invites all teachers who wish to hone their French skills in French reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each session will focus on the instruction of specific language elements to build student engagement and confidence in French communication. These current pedagogical practices will be modelled through activities designed to build teachers’ confidence and French language skills. Meal times with the whole group are instrumental in fostering personal and professional conversations while creating a supportive network for teachers.  These times are used to immerse teachers as much as possible in French discussions and encourage them to take risks to further develop their own French language skills. Each workshop will focus on a theme and when possible, external facilitators or artists will be brought in to enrich the experience and knowledge of the teachers on French language, culture and pedagogy.

Please note: All APPELS and APPELS Encore sessions will now be two full day sessions.

See below for the link to the form for all school year APPELS and APPELS-Encore registrations.

APPELS

APPELS workshops are designed for teachers who are at the beginner to intermediate level in their French language skills. The workshops are designed to help build participating teacher’s confidence and language skills and give teachers additional language instructional strategies that can be readily applied to the classroom.  APPELS workshops will be bilingual as appropriate to the participants’ level of French language mastery.  Meals are included to offer an opportunity for personal and professional interactions. Please see below for more information. More details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

APPELS I  – January 24-25, 2018 (two full days) – Click here for Registration 

1031-6th Street
McLaren Room
Brandon School Division – Main Office

Day one:
9AM – Meet and greet
9:30PM – 12PM workshop sessions
12PM – Lunch
1PM-4PM- workshop session

Day two:
9AM-12PM – workshop sessions
12PM – 1PM Lunch
1-3:30 – Final activity or project

APPELS II – March 21-22, 2018 (two full days) – Click here for Registration 

Day one:
9am – Meet and greet.
9:30PM – 12PM workshop sessions
12PM – Lunch
1PM-4PM- workshop session

Day two:
9AM-12PM – workshop sessions
12PM – 1PM Lunch
1-3:30 – Final activity or project

APPELS-Encore

APPELS-Encore sessions will provide a comfortable environment for teachers of intermediate and advanced French language skills to exercise and improve their French oral and written communications in both professional and social contexts. The APPELS-Encore sessions will be delivered in French only to offer a complete immersion experience. Teachers will learn about current pedagogical practices and will be informed of current findings in research on FSL and FI education.  Teachers will participate in collaborative activities in which they will be able to apply the strategies and information discussed to lessons and exercises for the classroom.  Please see below for more information. More details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

APPELS-Encore I – January 10-11, 2018 (two full days) – Click here for Registration 

1031-6th Street
McLaren Room
Brandon School Division – Main Office

Day one:
9AM – Meet and greet.
9:30PM – 12PM workshop sessions
12PM-1PM – Lunch
1PM-4PM- workshop session

Day two:
9AM-12PM – workshop sessions
12PM – 1PM Lunch
1-3:30 – Final activity or project

APPELS-Encore II – April 18-19, 2018 (two full days) – Click here for Registration 

Day one:
9AM – Meet and greet.
9:30PM – 12PM workshop sessions
12PM-1PM – Lunch
1PM-4PM- workshop session

Day two:
9AM-12PM – workshop sessions
12PM – 1PM Lunch
1-3:30 – Final activity or project

APPELS Summer program, early July, 2018 – Click here for Registration

The summer session involves a 4 day trip to a francophone milieu where teachers will be immersed in French language and culture. Participants will be billeted with francophone families offering an authentic immersion experience.  During the session, French language workshops will be offered in the mornings and cultural and social activities will be coordinated during the afternoons and evenings. One day will include a trip to St. Boniface. Participants will orally present a final project that will give them the opportunity to apply the strategies and methodologies modelled during the session.  The cost is $200 for the session with a deposit of $50 due March 1st or as soon as possible. Registrations are open until all available spots are filled.

EXCELS for Senior years students 

Participants will be immersed in French language and culture through interactive activities such as music appreciation, games and authentic communication opportunities. Innovative themes and topics will provide students with the opportunity to engage in modelled conversations which will help students to focus on their abilities rather than on their limitations. It is our hope that changing students’ perceptions of their skills will help improve their confidence in French and foster their enjoyment in learning French. Teachers of participating students will also be guided on how to continue to develop their students’ French language skills and passion for learning French. The EXCELS workshop will be bilingual as appropriate to the participants’ level of French language mastery.  Meals and accommodations will be provided for participating students and chaperones.

EXCELS – May 17-18, 2018 – Click here for Registration 

  • Please Note:  Registrations must be submitted electronically by email. 
  • Contact information:
  • Bas Nundu Co-Director, APPELS Program appelsbu@gmail.com
  • Jane Milne Co-Director, APPELS Program appelsbu@gmail.com