Publications

French as a Second Language in Canada: Potential for Collaboration

Compiled by a team of consultants from the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) and funded by Canadian Heritage, this report is a public document that presents the strengths and challenges of French as a second language (FSL) teaching and learning and identifies areas for potential collaboration among provinces and territories with a goal of improving FSL education.

Categories: Official languages

Pan-Canadian Report on Official Languages in Education 2009-10 to 2012-13

Compiled jointly by the provinces and territories through CMEC, and funded by Canadian Heritage, the Pan-Canadian Report is specifically for public audiences and describes the achievement of outcomes called for in the provincial/territorial action plans for official languages in education between 2009–10 and 2012–13.

Categories: Official languages

Pan-Canadian Interim Report on Official Languages in Education 2009-2010/2010-2011

After a brief overview of the development of official languages in education in Canada, this report provides a concise description of the achievement in 2009-10 and 2010-11 of outcomes for minority-language education and second-language instruction called for in the action plans developed by each of the provincial/territorial governments, as part of their bilateral agreements with the Government of Canada.

Categories: Official languages

Foundation document for a cultural approach to teaching – September 2012

Pan-Canadian framework for cultural appropriation in French-language schools

Since 2002, several pan-Canadian assessments have shown that 13—16-year-old francophone students living in minority settings performed less well than their counterparts in majority settings. Studies have shown that their performance can be improved by providing them with sociocultural skills to help them use language as a tool for learning, communication, and personal development. This document presents the pan-Canadian framework for cultural appropriation in French-language schools and describes the four components designed to help educators to refine their teaching approaches as an essential part of identity-building.

Categories: Official languages

Summary Document
Foundation document for a cultural approach to teaching – September 2011

Pan-Canadian Framework for Cultural Appropriation in French-Language Schools

This document summarizes the themes and concepts explored in the Document de fondements pour une approche culturelle de l'enseignement, which forms the basis for the pan-Canadian framework for cultural appropriation in French-language schools. It presents an overview of initiatives related to the planning of a cultural approach to teaching as well as highlighting considerations for the framework's implementation.

Categories: Official languages

Explore and Destination Clic 2007-08 Annual Report

Through Explore and Destination Clic, bursaries are granted to students across Canada to enable them to enrol in five-week immersion courses in either French or English at accredited postsecondary institutions. The programs are funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered by the provinces and territories, in conjunction with CMEC. The report for 2007-08 looks at the organization and administration of the programs, financial and statistical data, and evaluations by multiple stakeholders.

Categories: Official languages

Accent and Odyssey Annual Report 2005-06 - Abridged version

This abridged annual report outlines the 2005-06 Accent and Odyssey programs, including the selection and training of language assistants and the administration, finance, evaluation, and relevant statistical data of the programs.

Categories: Official languages

Accent and Odyssey Annual Report 2007-08

This annual report outlines the 2007-08 Accent and Odyssey programs, including the selection and training of language assistants and the administration, finance, evaluation, and relevant statistical data of the programs.

Categories: Official languages

Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction (2009-10 to 2012-2013)

This document contains the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction 2009-2010 to 2012-2013 between the Government of Canada and, on behalf of all provinces and territories, the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). The protocol is the framework through which the federal government provides contributions to the costs incurred by the provinces and territories in the delivery of minority-language education and second-language instruction.

Categories: Official languages

Pan-Canadian Report on Official Languages in Education, 2005–06 to 2008–09

This is the second of two reports called for under the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction, 2005-2006 to 2008-2009. It provides a summative description of the achievement of outcomes supported by protocol funding — the projects, initiatives, and ongoing efforts in minority-language education and second-language instruction carried out by the provinces and territories.

Categories: Access to Learning, Accountability, Adult Education, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Inclusive Education, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Official languages, Postsecondary education, School improvement, Teaching tools and Resources, Teachers and Teaching