MEd in Modern Languages Education | French (FRM5)


REGISTRATION FOR THIS COHORT IS COMPLETE. The next cohort begins July 2018. Learn more about the FRM6 2018.

For teachers in Francophone, French Immersion, intensive French and Core French programs

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Live Online or In-Class in Montreal

The cohort begins July 2016, with three weeks in Montreal.

The Program

This Master’s program consists of 30 course credits and is taught entirely in French, with the exception of certain readings in English (papers may be written in English). For that reason participants will need to be comfortable with written and spoken French. Each year of the two-year program begins with a three-week course in Montreal in July. Participants will be immersed in French language and culture in the heart of Montreal during this time. During the remainder of the year, three courses will be taught from September to June. Students attend these courses online via teleconferencing. Action research on learning a second language or on a theme related to French as a second language forms the core of this program. Accordingly, the program will include courses in research methods as well as courses related to bilingualism and the acquisition and teaching of a second language. In addition, students will investigate a specific topic relevant to their own classrooms. Courses will be delivered over the two-year period according to the following schedule:

  • Mornings for a three-week period during two consecutive summers in Montréal.
  • Six weekend meetings per semester, on Saturdays (4 hours) in Vancouver (in person or online via teleconferencing).

Program Benefits

  • This engaging Master’s program, taught online in French, responds to the needs of teachers in French programs (francophone or immersion) and of French as a second language (intensive or core).
  • The part-time schedule is tailored to the needs and timetables of working educators and administrators.
  • The program offers a stimulating cultural component that includes summer courses in Montréal.
  • You will enjoy the experience of belonging to a French-language community of learning.
  • You will gain new inspiration for teaching French.
  • You may qualify for salary increases and leadership roles within the school system.

Participate via Web Conference

This program offers several options. The majority of courses are delivered online. Participants will therefore require a reliable high-speed Internet connection and a headset with microphone. At times, some classes will also be offered on campus at UBC Vancouver in a technologically enhanced seminar room. Participants who live within travelling distance of Vancouver can attend these classes face-to-face, while those living elsewhere in BC or across Canada will attend these same classes online via web conference.

Financial Assistance

BC candidates accepted into the program will be eligible to apply to the BC Ministry of Education (federal fund for bilingualism) for a bursary of $1,500 per year, which will help cover costs incurred while attending courses in Montréal.

Info sessions with Dr. Meike Wernicke

Meet the program advisor, Dr. Meike Wernicke and learn more about applying to become a graduate student.  All times are Pacific Standard.

Monday, January 18th | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | VANCOUVER

Vancouver School Board | Room 106
1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Thursday, January 21st | 4:00 – 5:00pm | RICHMOND

Whiteside Elementary | School Library
9282 Williams Rd, Richmond, B.C.

Tuesday, January 26th | 4:00 – 5:30 pm | BURNABY

Seaforth Elementary | School Library
7881 Government Rd, Burnaby, B.C.

View the January 8th online info session:

This program consists of 30 credits and follows a two-year, part-time schedule designed to fit the timetables of working teachers and administrators.

Proposed Courses

EDUC 500 Research Methodology in Education Overview of methodological approaches to research in education. 3 credits
LLED 523 Action Research Education 3 credits
LLED 520 Theory and Research in teaching of Modern Languages 3 credits
LLED 526 Second Language Assessment: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches 3 credits
LLED 525 Bilingual Education: Theory and Practice 3 credits
LLED 573 Theories of Second Language Acquisition 3 credits
LLED 489 Applied Linguistics for Teachers 6 credits
LLED 552 Theoretical Foundations of Reading Research and Practice 3 credits
LLED 590 Graduating Project 3 credits

All students must meet the requirements for this program, which include:

  • Proficiency in French is a must, this program will be taught entirely in French (no test).
  • Two years full-time teaching experience or an equivalent combination of engagements within schools, community centres, non-governmental organizations and other education-oriented environments.
  • A completed three- or four-year undergraduate degree, and at least a 76% average on all senior-level credits.
  • Three recommendations from educators and administrators that speak to your engagement with education and leadership.
  • A CV (resumé), send by email to

If you are interested in applying for this program please contact Linda Haftner ( or Meike Wernicke ( for more information. Only applications meeting all admission criteria will be considered.


  • Navigate to
  • When you are ready to apply, click “Apply Online”.
  • Read the instructions, and either log in with your CWL or create a CWL if you have never attended UBC.
  • Once logged in, on the “Degree Program Selection,” type the 4-character cohort designation FRM5 or Modern Languages Education – into the “Program Keyword” field.
  • Click the program name.  Ensure you select the version that ends with “Professional Cohort”.
  • When you reach the “Experience & Interests” page of the application, please make sure you choose the appropriate program, as there may be more than one. It should include FRM5.
  • When finished entering your information, you must click “Declare & Submit”.
  • You will automatically receive an email acknowledgement, with instructions on documentation and deadlines.


  • When adding your references to your application, you will be asked whether they are professional or academic references. Academic references are those who know you in an academic capacity (e.g. former professors). Professional references would include your principal, vice-principal, or someone who has supervised you.
  • You are strongly encouraged to submit electronic letters of reference. Simply fill in the email addresses of your three referees when completing the online application (an email address is required). References with free, web-based email addresses (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) will receive a link to the paper reference form, which must be mailed to our office (address on the reference form). NOTE: Please see “Supporting Documents” below for more information on paper references.

Once you submit and pay for your online application, your referees will automatically receive an email with a link and instructions for completing the electronic reference form or the link to the paper reference form, as above.

A letter can take the place of the reference form as long as it addresses the questions posed in the reference form. Despite the apparent size of the text box, referees may type as much as they want.


Please have these ready to upload when you apply:

Transcripts, degree certificates (if applicable), English language assessment report (if applicable), statement of intent, and an up-to-date resume must be uploaded to your application.

In cases where referees are unable to submit an electronic reference, sealed and endorsed reference letters may be sent by mail. Your reference will receive a link to a reference form that they should complete and send back to us.

important Important: Please ask your references to include the 4-character cohort designation FRM5 when they submit their reference. All references must arrive in sealed envelopes with the reference’s signature on the seal.

The form is also available here.

importantIn addition to those uploaded to your online application, you must submit two (2) sealed transcripts from every post-secondary institution you attended (except UBC), even institutions where you did not complete a program to:

Linda Haftner
Professional Development & Community Engagement
UBC Faculty of Education
1304-2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4


If you require any assistance with the application process, please contact:

Linda Haftner

Senior Program Assistant

Program fees will be paid over a minimum of seven (7) installments, payable in September, January and May. For current information on tuition and student fees, please visit the UBC Calendar tuition fees for Professional Master’s Degree Programs.

In addition to the program fees students will be responsible for all travel, accommodation and meal requirements for the two summer sessions held in Montreal. All students are eligible to apply for a bursary of $1,500 per year from the Ministry of Education, which will help cover these additional expenses. To find out what it costs to take one of our graduate programs, please refer to the list of programs accepting applications.

Satisfaction des étudiants

“Notre séjour à Montréal fut une superbe expérience au niveau académique, social et culturel.”
Étudiante de Victoria, Colombie-Britannique

“Je dois toutefois dire que le format synchro me permet de suivre ce cours à distance tout en profitant de quelques caractéristiques d’une classe – le contact visuel avec le prof, la possibilité de poser des questions et d’obtenir des réponses immédiatement de bénéficier des questions ou commentaires de mes collègues de classe, de travailler en groupe et de pouvoir discuter entre nous.”
Étudiante de Fredericton, Nouveau Brunswick

“Le format d’apprentissage en ligne me convient parce qu’il ne faut pas que j’aille à UBC et les cours ne sont qu’un jour par semaine. L’enseignement à date est excellent et j’ai hâte de commencer le prochain cours”
Étudiant de Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique

“…L’enseignement en ligne est une immense chance pour les personnes comme moi qui résident dans une communauté isolée telle que Powell River.”
Étudiante de Powell River, Colombie-Britannique