France and Ontario Join Forces for Quality Bilingual Education [fr]
France and Ontario share a common ambition: students should be given the benefit of an English and French-language education from the earliest age possible, so that they may become bilingual citizens.
Last April, this ambition led to Ontario’s recognition of the training program completed by teachers from France, namely the Master’s degree in Teaching, Education and Training (MEEF) for which the Instituts nationaux supérieurs du professorat et de l’éducation (INSPE) in France prepares its students for.
In concrete terms, the MEEF Master’s recognition encourages student and teacher mobility towards the partner country/province. Its objective is to strengthen language skills on both sides in order for them to provide quality bilingual instruction to their students as soon as they start school.
Indeed, the hosting of teachers and students in education programs from the partner country/province allows for the:
- mobilized students’ exposure to English and French;
- reinforcement of the mobilized teachers and students’ language skills;
- mutual enrichment of educational practices.
Endowed with these new skills, students and teachers can become important stakeholders in bilingual education upon returning to their home country.
Through this new collaboration, France and Ontario are jointly committed to promoting an education that’s open to the world, for the benefit of both teachers and students.
- Témoignage de Joanna Catanea
- Découvrez le témoignage de Joanna Catanea, professeure française recrutée en Ontario grâce à un accord de reconnaissance de diplômes France-Ontario.