Primary/Junior applicants who wish to register in the Primary Junior with a focus on the teaching of French as a Second Language Program and Junior/Intermediate applicants who wish to register with French as a Second Language as their teachable, must first successfully complete a French Language Proficiency Assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to determine if applicants are functionally bilingual, assessing their preparedness for teaching all three of the French Programs as outlined in the French as a Second Language Ontario Curriculum document, namely Core French, Extended French, and French Immersion.
French Language Proficiency Assessment Components
The Tyndale BEd French Language Proficiency Assessment contains the following components:
- Education-focused written and oral communication, reading and listening.
- Specifically, candidates will be required to write two 200-word topical pieces, read and understand a text and an image, listen and respond to a video and audio samples, read aloud and interact orally in a guided discussion.
- The assessment will take place in two sessions. The first will be a 45 minute individual writing task. The second session will be based on a 45 block for the reading, listening and an oral interaction components. A performance-based descriptive rubric will be used for the assessment. Equal weight will be given to each of the four language skills: writing, reading, listening, speaking.
The following websites are recommended as tools to help you prepare for the French Language Proficiency Assessment.
Dates and Procedures
Once your application is complete and has been assessed as meeting the entrance requirements, if you have chosen the PJ FSL Track, or JI Track with French as a Second Language Teachable, you will be contacted and invited to sign up for a timeslot to come to Tyndale campus and write the French Language Proficiency Assessment.
Whether or not you are successful in passing the French Language Proficiency Assessment, if you meet the requirements for consideration for an interview, you will also be contacted and invited to sign up for an interview time slot.
Applicants who are not successful in passing the French Language Proficiency Assessment may still be offered admission to the regular Primary/Junior track, or to the Junior/Intermediate Track. Junior/Intermediate Track offers are dependent upon whether the applicant has another teachable subject qualification besides French.
More assessment dates coming soon.