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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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French as a Second Language - Part 1

Overview:

French as a Second Language – Part 1 is an Additional Qualification (AQ) course. This course is designed to provide certification to teachers in a manner that provides relevant, professional development to equip teachers for the challenging roles they play in the current FSL classroom. This course will be of interest to teachers who wish to acquire knowledge and skills in FSL education: Core, Extended and Immersion, grades one through 12.

See the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) guidelines for more details about the course.

Course code: EDAQ 6500C

Important note: divisional entry (i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, Senior) requires completion of the Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course NOT Part 1 of an AQ course.

 

See the Schedule page.

Notes:

  • If a course or workshop is not listed, it is not being offered in the corresponding term;
  • We suggest applying for courses and workshops you intend to take early to avoid cancellation of courses and workshops due to low enrolment.

Prerequisites

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and Registration or interim Certificate of Qualification from OCT;* and
  • Successful completion of the French language proficiency test (written and oral) prior to admission.**

     

    *Exceptions apply for current Ontario Tech University teacher candidates. See the "Admission" > "Ontario Tech University teacher candidates" section below for details.

    **See the “Proficiency test” tab for details.

Applications

Application deadlines

For application deadlines, see the Schedule page.

Application process & requirements
  1. Complete the application form and pay all applicable course fees through the Additional Qualifications Portal by the corresponding deadline; and
    • Note: Please confirm the correct course(s) are selected on your application before submission.
  2. Submit the following supporting documentation to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the corresponding application deadline (listed above):
    • A copy of your Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Certificate of Qualification and Registration or interim Certificate of Qualification from OCT.

Notes: 

  • You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all prerequisite requirements prior to applying/registering for AQ/ABQ courses;
  • All relevant application documentation must be submitted to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the application deadline;
  • The AQ/ABQ payment confirmation/signature page at the end of your application indicates you have successfully applied for an AQ/ABQ course. An email confirming course/registration status will be sent after the term's application deadline date;
  • We suggest applying for courses and workshops you intend to take early to avoid cancellation of courses and workshops due to low enrolment.

Proficiency test:

French language proficiency test

Note: All FSL applicants are required to complete a French language proficiency test (written and oral) prior to admission into the FSL AQ course unless you are requesting exemption. See below for exemption requirements.

Test fees and dates

French language proficiency test fee: $50 for the test*

This fee is paid at the time and location of the French proficiency test. For this reason, it is very important to arrive at the French language proficiency test on time or early.

*This fee is not included in the course registration fee.

Tests are scheduled in correspondence with a specific session. For example, if you have applied to take French as a Second Language – Part 1 in the Spring term, you must take the Spring proficiency test. Details regarding the French language proficiency test (including but not limited to date, time, location and payment options) will be sent to all course applicants.

About the test

The French language proficiency test has been designed to evaluate your ability to understand, speak, read and write in French. It includes three parts:

  • Comprehension: Listening to a tape, reading text and answering questions.
  • Written: Cloze test (filling in the blanks with the right word, composing short memos, faxes, notes, reports, letter to a parent).
  • Oral: Interview with a teacher; may include two other students or one-on-one dialogue (approximately 15 minutes long). 

No sample test is provided. The length of time and format of oral testing are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Successful completion of this test is valid for three years. 

  • Dictionaries are not permitted.
  • The test is two hours in length.
  • To pass the test, you need to achieve at least a B on each part. 

Exemptions from the test

You are not exempt from the French proficiency test unless you have been explicitly informed on an exemption by Continuous Learning.

If you meet any of the following criteria, you can apply for an exemption from the French language proficiency test:

  • You have completed 2 full undergraduate credits in French; or
  • You have attended a francophone university, such as Montreal, Laval, Sudbury, Laurentian or Ottawa, where the language of instruction was French for all university courses completed; or
  • You have successfully completed a French language proficiency test in French at Ontario Tech University within the last three years.

To apply for exemption, you must submit the applicable supporting documentation by the applicable French language proficiency test date:

Criteria

Supporting documentation

You have completed 2 full undergraduate credits in French

An official transcript(s) verifying completion of 2 full-year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in French sent to:

Ontario Tech University, Continuous Learning
Additional Qualifications
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5

You have attended a francophone university, such as Montreal, Laval, Sudbury, Laurentian or Ottawa, where the language of instruction was French for all university courses completed

An official transcript(s) verifying completion of 2 full-year (or equivalent) showing completion of all university courses at a francophone university sent to:

Ontario Tech University, Continuous Learning
Additional Qualifications
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5

Any additional information, documentation or questions can be sent to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca.

The following are not considered sufficient for exemption from the French proficiency test:

  • Admission offers from other institutions;
  • Proficiency testing results from other institutions.

 

Fees

French proficiency test fee*: $50 for test

All Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses

$700 CDN per ABQ course** + HST

All Additional Qualification (AQ) courses

$650 CDN per AQ course** + HST

*The French language proficiency test is required for all applications unless an exemption is approved. For details, including criteria for exemption, see the “Proficiency test” tab.

**The French language proficiency test fee is not included in the registration fee.

  

COVID-19 update: All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start on their courses/workshops. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

All AQ/ABQ courses will run online through Canvas.  Courses which have a live component (Google Meet) will be held on the day/time indicated on the Schedule.

This course may include components such as, but not limited to:

  • Content presentations and/or videos;
  • Hands-on exercises;
  • Case discussions and simulations;
  • Group and individual work (assignments/quizzes);
  • Concept and topic discussions; and
  • Topic reflections.

Technology requirements

Online learning requirements:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Stable internet or data connection
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Audio device (examples: speakers, headphones/earbuds, headset)

Material requirements

There are no additional materials required for this course. Supplementary materials, such as slide presentations, may be provided at the instructor's discretion.

Important dates

Winter 2021
January 6, 2021 Application deadline for all Winter 2021 Additional Qualification (AQ) and Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses.
January 11, 2021 AQ/ABQ courses begin, Fall 2020.
January 15, 2021 Last day to drop AQ/ABQ courses and receive a 100 per cent refund less a $75 application fee, Winter 2021.
January 22, 2021 Last day to drop AQ/ABQ courses and receive a 50 per cent refund less a $75 application fee, Winter 2021.
February 5, 2021 Last day to drop AQ/ABQ courses (no refund), Winter 2021.
February 15, 2021 Family Day, Continuous Learning closed. No scheduled courses, programs, workshops or camps.
April 2, 2021 Good Friday, Continuous Learning closed. No scheduled courses, programs, workshops or camps.
March 12, 2021 Last day of AQ/ABQ courses, Fall 2020, unless otherwise noted in the course description.
Other important dates
  • Registration for Winter term AQ/ABQ courses typically opens in October;
  • Final grades for Winter term AQ/ABQ courses are typically available by the end of April;
  • Recommendations to OCT for Winter term AQ/ABQ courses are typically completed by the end of May.

 

 

Those completing any Additional Qualification/Additional Basic Qualification (AQ/ABQ) course(s) are subject the policies of Ontario Tech University and Continuous Learning. Ontario Tech policies can be found in the Policy library. Continuous Learning policies can be found in the Regulations section of the Continuous Learning website. Specifically, those completing any AQ/ABQ course(s) are expected to adhere to the General and Additional Qualification/Additional Basic Qualification regulations.

Withdrawals and refunds

If you wish to withdraw from a course after the registration deadline you must complete the Add/Drop Form and submit it to continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca by the applicable deadline listed under the "Important dates" tab.

All refunds are provided by cheque. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.

Note: Non-attendance in a course is not equivalent to withdrawal. If you stop attending a course but do not formally withdraw, the course will be graded with an F on your academic record.

Receipts

The AQ office does not provide course receipts - proof of payment can be obtained from your MyCampus student account.

T2202A tax forms

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is a T2202A?

T2202A is an official statement for income tax purposes of the tuition and fees paid for qualifying courses that are eligible for claim on the income tax return. The form is usually available around the third week of February for the tuition and eligible fees paid in the preceding calendar year.

 2. How do I get my T2202A form?

You can print your T2202A from MyCampus T2202A forms are prepared for all students who have paid more than $100 in eligible fees for courses beginning and ending in a particular calendar year. Certain administrative and ancillary fees are not eligible for tax deduction.

 3. Is the T2202A form mailed to me?

No, the T2202A is not mailed you. Your T2202A form is available online through your Ontario Tech MyCampus account. You can print your T2202A as often as you like.

 4. How can I obtain my form if MyCampus Account has been disabled?

You can access your MyCampus account from any computer that has a web browser. Once logged in, Instructions for viewing your T2202A form are available. If your MyCampus account has been closed, simply contact IT Services at 905.721.8668 ext. 3333 and select option one to speak to an attendant who will assist you with re-establishing your access. You will need to provide your 9 digit student number.


 Application/Registration Status
Winter 2021: Closed

Location
Online*

*All Continuous Learning sessions are being offered online until further notice. Online participation instructions will be emailed to registered learners before the start of their courses. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

 Date
Winter 2021: January 11 to March 12, 2021

Credential
Recommendation to OCT

 Fees
$600 CAD for AQ course

$650 CAD for ABQ course

Online Secure Registration

Contact Information: continuouslearning@ontariotechu.ca