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Linguistic session – Administrators

French Second Language
Linguistic and Supervisory Training

This 1-week language and supervisory training is organized by the "Centre l'Istorlet"on the Magdalen Islands. The program is conducted by Leo-James Levesque, Second Language consultant.

This unique training session provides participants with hands-on, interactive training. It is designed for supervisors and school administrators wishing to develop or improve their French Second Language proficiency while becoming familiar with the most effective approaches in teaching and learning of a second language. Classes are held in the morning while the afternoons and evenings are reserved for cultural and leisure activities. Participants are lodged with local families adding to the immersion experience.


Program Description

The course is organized around a series of activities putting in practice the methodology used in French Second Language Programs (Core French, Intensive French and French Immersion). Participants will take part in various activities to promote:

Supervisory Skills

This part of the program will be conducted in English and is intended to highlight "best practices" in French Second Language Instruction and inform you on how you can become a strong, supportive role model for your French Second Language teachers.

Linguistic Skills

This part of the program will give you the opportunity to practice your second language during your entire stay.

Goals of the Program

  • Improve French speaking and comprehension abilities.
  • Train participants in recognition and promotion of effective in second language learning and teaching.
  • Favour cultural exchanges within the francophone community.
Café de la Grave
Sea kayaking
Mes Îles mon pays

Activities Leisure and Cultural

  • Guided visit of the Islands
  • Cabaret
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Rabaska
  • Cycling

Target audience and Eligibility


This training session is targeted for supervisors and school district administrators, as well as supervisors responsible for second language programs in Canada and in the USA.

Linguistic Requirements

Beginner to advanced French skills.


By airplane:

Air Canada Jazz and Pascan Aviation have many flights daily from Montréal, Québec and Gaspé to the Magdalen Islands.

By C.T.M.A ferry (with or without a vehicle) :

From Souris PEI, Montréal and Chandler Qc.


Dates and Cost

July 18th to 24th, 2017

Cost per participant
$1,495 + taxes CAN*
(Includes: course, activities, lodging, and meals)

* Please contact the consultant of the Ministry of Education for financial assistance.

Resource Personnel

For more information, please contact:

Resource Personnel

Leo-James Levesque
Program Director

Tel.:: 506 444-2042
Email: jml1245@rogers.com

Rita Castonguay
Director – Istorlet

100 chemin l'Istorlet, Havre-Aubert,
Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC G4T 9E5
Tel.: 418-937-5266 or 888-937-8166
Fax.: 418-937-2410
Email: info@istorlet.com