French teachers educate students on Canada's past and present through the French language that has such a long and remarkable history in this country. Whether teaching elementary school students their verbs or helping secondary school students read French novels, French teachers aid in spreading French culture in Canada while shaping a bilingual population with great job prospects down the road.
Like teachers of other subjects, French teachers must use motivating styles of instruction to engage students in the approved subject matter. Educational curriculums vary for a French teacher, who may be classified as a French immersion or French as a second language teacher. Though required to evaluate students' progress, assign work and administer tests, French teachers must also identify the individual learning needs of students. In addition to a love of teaching, they should also enjoy learning themselves, as they're frequently required to attend conferences and participate in training workshops.
The responsibilities of a French teacher are to ensure students meet curriculum requirements, though these will vary by age group and school. The responsibilities of French teachers will also differ based on their classification; a French immersion teacher will instruct on different subject matter than a French as a second language teacher. In elementary school, FSL teachers may teach basic words and verbs, whereas in secondary school, curriculums will give students more advanced work.
- Fluent, or trained in the French language and culture
- Approachable with good communication skills
- High levels of motivation and energy