Project Overview

Project status

Project manager or
resource person

Association canadienne de professionnels de l'immersion

L’Observatoire program of the Teacher5étoiles campaign ─ Introductory French immersion internships

To address the Canada-wide shortage of French Immersion teachers, ACPI/CAIP has created L'Observatoire - an introductory opportunity to observe and explore teaching practices in French Immersion. This program for university students (two-week stay) and high school students (one-day visit) gives participants the opportunity to:

  1. Observe and become familiar with the work environment.
  2. Gain hands-on experience with students and a teacher in a French Immersion classroom.
  3. See first-hand the impact of a French Immersion career on students' lives, learn about its requirements and continue to explore the possibility of working in this field.
  4. Experience the daily life of a French Immersion teacher and consider becoming one, too.
  5. Witness the progress of students in a French Immersion class.

Successful applicants receive a $800 financial contribution and a year's access to the members area of the ACPI/CAIP website. Associate teachers are also paid a fee.


Main takeaways (learnings)

  • There's a lot of interest on the part of teachers in hosting a student.

Potential/desired collaborations

School boards and districts
  • To make it easier to welcome participants
  • To encourage teachers to welcome participants.
University programs offering training in French (e.g. linguistics, science, mathematics, etc.)
  • To promote the program
  • To stimulate student interest.
Guidance counsellor associations
  • To promote the Observatory and job opportunities in French immersion.

Digital platforms and documents for consultation or sharing

Digital platforms and documents for consultation or sharing

Registration Form