APPELS Program

APPELS (Apprentissage Pour Professeurs En Langue Seconde)

This highly innovative program invites all teachers who wish to hone their French skills in French reading, writing, listening and speaking. The APPELS and APPELS-Encore series of workshops are designed as progressive series of language development opportunities. Each session will focus on specific language elements based on the Literacy Approach to develop language skills modelled by instructors using the Actional Approach to build student engagement and confidence in French communication. These current pedagogical practices will be modelled by using the same strategies in activities designed to build the teachers’ confidence and French language skills. Meal times with the whole group are instrumental in fostering personal and professional conversations.  These times will continue to be used to immerse the teachers as much as possible in French discussions and encourage them to enjoy taking risks and further developing 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.

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 social and professional interactions. Please see below for more information. More details will be posted as soon as they can be finalized.

APPELS I – November 29th & 30th, 2017. – APPELS Registration November 2017

Day one:

1PM-5PM –  workshop sessions
5PM – Supper

Day two:

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

APPELS II – March 21st & 22nd, 2018 –  APPELS II Registration March 2018

Day one:
1PM-5PM –  workshop sessions
5PM – Supper

Day two:

9AM-12PM – workshop sessions
12PM-1PM – Lunch
1PM-3:30PM – 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 that can be readily applied to the classroom. Please see below for more information. More details will be posted as soon as they can be finalized.

APPELS-Encore I – November 8th & 9th  2017  –  APPELS Encore I Registration November 2017

Day one:

1PM–5PM – workshop sessions
5PM – Supper

Day two:

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

 APPELS-Encore II – April 18th & 19th, 2018. – APPELS Encore II Registration April 2018

Day one:

1PM–5PM – workshop sessions
5PM – Supper

Day two:

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

APPELS Summer program early July, 2018  

The summer session involves a trip to Notre Dame de Lourdes, a francophone milieu where teachers will be immersed in French language and culture. Participants will be billeted with francophone families offering a unique immersion experience.  During the session, French language workshops will be offered in the mornings and cultural and social activities will be coordinated during afternoon and evening. One day will include a trip to St. Boniface. A final project will be presented orally to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired. The final project will also offer participants 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 ( See link below for registration form)

Balanced Literacy and the Actional Approaches will be used to engage students in activities where they will control the direction of the conversations and actions involved depending on how they apply the French language tools and skills that they have acquired. Teachers of participating students will be guided on how to continue to develop their students’ French Language skills and passion for learning French. Participants will learn French language and culture through engaging activities such as music appreciation and authentic communication opportunities. Using engaging themes and topics and giving students the opportunity to think on their feet in French as they improvise their responses and actions will help students focus on their abilities rather than on their limitations. It is our hope that changing their perceptions of their skills will help improve students’ confidence in their French language skills. Increased self-confidence in their French language competencies will help to foster an enjoyment of learning French. Meals and accommodations will be provided for participating students and chaperones.

EXCEL DATE  – May 17th and 18th, 2018 – EXCELS Registration Form 2018

  • 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