Developing Language Proficiency through Assessment in French as a Second Language

These workshop materials include a facilitator guide, facilitator resources and participant handouts and are intended for district leaders to lead conversations/workshops about basic principles of classroom assessment and how assessment practices can support building French language proficiency within the French as a Second Language Program of Studies. The materials were intended to be used in a workshop format but can be adapted for your context and purposes.   

The goals of the workshop are for participants to:

  1. Strengthen understanding of the overarching goal of FSL Program of Studies.
  2. Reflect on current assessment practices and explore new assessment strategies.
  3. Discuss and explore how assessment can be used to achieve functional language proficiency, using Alberta curricular documents.
  4. Select assessment tools and strategies for use in the FSL classroom.
Facilitator Guide FSL Assessment
Facilitator Guide FSL Assessment Download File Word
Facilitator Resources FSL Assessment
Assessment Glossary Download File Word
Authentic Chart Download File Word
Because students need... Download File Word
CEFR Grid Download File Word
FSL task scenarios Download File Word
I can statements Download File Word
Photo cards Download File Word
Snowball activity Download File Word
Tally chart for snowball activity Download File Word
Participant Handouts FSL Assessment
FSL Assessment PP Download File Powerpoint
AAC Key visual Download File PDF
Car Analogy Video View Video

Developing Language Proficiency through Assessment in French as a Second Language– PD resource Developed by ARPDC/ERLC, IISLE and AAC, as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to support French as a Second Language implementation.