Conclusion of the 2012 end-of-year report by Josée Clermont, French Program Coordinator for the Yellowknife Catholic School Board. In 2012, the centre offered its first DELF examination sessions, as well as its first four-day training programs for all teaching staff for Grades 5—12.
“This experience has been very positive, not only for our teaching staff but also for our students, who have been very proud of their success and very motivated to continue studying French. With regard to our teaching staff, this has also been an excellent occasion to continue their professional development, and, for some, preparing their students for the DELF examinations has changed their teaching methods. Their classes are more lively and there is now more emphasis on oral comprehension and expression. The fact of working together, with primary- and secondary-level colleagues, has taught them a great deal and given them a better understanding of teaching needs at other levels.”