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The Canadian Association for French Language Education (ACELF) invites classes or groups of students to apply to participate in the French-speaking exchanges. Real opportunities for opening up to the Francophonie, these exchanges allow young people to live a unique identity experience! .
Classes or groups of students have the opportunity to get to know young people from another Canadian French-speaking community during an exchange trip. A unique experience that opens young people to the diversity of the Francophonie in the country and strengthens their feeling of belonging to their Francophone identity. The deadline to apply for the Francophone Exchanges 2019 is Thursday 11 October 2018.
The program offers the chance to young people aged 11 to 14 years old to become more open to the Canadian Francophonie. The exchanges are aimed at students of 6e, 7e, 8e and 9e year of francophone communities and students of 6e year of primary and 1st, 2e and 3e high school years in Quebec. ACELF pays for round trip transportation for groups of 10 to 25 students.
Novelty! Possibility of proposing a school with which you would like to be twinned.
Quite an experience
For Éric St-Pierre, a teacher in Quebec, who accompanied his students on an exchange trip last year, it was a most enriching personal and professional experience. “The fact that the trip was made in French allowed my students to establish much deeper ties. Some are already planning to return to Prince Edward Island for their vacation and I am already planning to submit another nomination for next year! "
Program details are available at acelf.ca/echanges
A "cyber-exchange" formula
School groups who do not wish to travel can register for the “cyber-exchange” component. The groups are then virtually twinned using the French-language digital collaboration tools of the École en Réseau (ÉER).
Headed by ACELF, the Francophone Exchanges program receives financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of Education and Higher Education of Quebec.
Through the reflection and action of its pan-Canadian network, the Canadian Association for French Language Education exercises its leadership in education to strengthen the vitality of Francophone communities..