Brescia University

French for Teaching

Is your goal to become a French teacher? Do you want to develop the skills required to teach French as a second language?

When you choose to study French for Teaching, you will broaden your understanding of French grammar and pronunciation, while gaining numerous opportunities for hands-on learning both in and outside the classroom, preparing you to teach our next generation. Perfect your French language communications skills, learn how to manage a classroom or gain teaching strategies for different students – in the French for Teaching program, you decide! Under the guidance of your francophone and academically-recognized professors, you will enhance your oral, written and education skills through a variety of dynamic courses, including: Bridging University & French Second Language Classrooms, French Literature and French Applied Linguistics.

Studying French for Teaching not only provides you with an unparalleled education but also opens exciting new doors for your future! When you complete the French for Teaching degree in good academic standing, you are eligible to earn guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education at Western! Additionally, through the pathway agreement in the Faculty of Education at York University, you will have a competitive advantage to continue your education in Teachers’ College.

CHOOSE TO learn the skills to teach French as a second language.
CHOOSE TO enhance your resume with an international exchange.
CHOOSE TO make lasting connections with your global professors and classmates.


Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for Ontario high school students:

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates include:

  • Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Translator
  • Government Relations Officer

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Bold Stories

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“ Dr. Nadine de Moras, a professor, leader and educator, taught me to get out of my comfort zone. By applying myself and taking advantage of opportunities in the French program, I have grown significantly during my time at Brescia. ”

Parys Desjardins


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“I have been both academically and personally successful because of the smaller nature of the campus and the classes. I was able to get more individualized attention and help from my professors. I truly felt like my professors valued me and wanted me to succeed. The personal connection at Brescia was especially helpful in my fourth year as my professors were able to write me personalized reference letters… so I can attain my goal of becoming a high school Family Studies and French teacher.”

Emily Murray

Class of 2018

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“The professors in the French for Teaching program are amazing and very supportive! Because I came from a CORE French background, I felt very insecure about my pronunciation in French; however, they were understanding as they recognize the difficulties of learning a second language.”

Haylee Purdy 
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“I was first attracted to Brescia University for the extraordinary French for Teaching program. Although I decided to switch to an Honours Specialization in French, Brescia’s unique major in French for Teaching provides guaranteed admission to the Faculty of Education at Western University and a unique agreement with Glendon University. Even though it’s no longer my major, I am able to continue taking Brescia’s unique courses related to teaching that include practicums volunteering in French classrooms at the elementary, high school and university levels.”

Katie Lindemann 

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