The Pédagogie de l’Immersion Française (PIF) major is designed to meet the needs of students enrolled in the B.Ed Kindergarten and Elementary program who wish to teach in French immersion contexts. It consists of 30 credits of French and second language education related courses embedded within the regular B.Ed. Kindergarten and Elementary program (no additional credits are needed). In addition, certain other course sections may be offered in French. As French Immersion is the common program across English schools in Quebec, and a very popular option across Canada, opting for and completing this program should increase your employability upon graduation.
How to Enter PIF
If you are not currently a McGill student:
- Apply to enter the B.Ed. Kindergaten/Elementary program through Admissions.
- Once admitted to McGill K/Elementary, sign up for the French Language Proficiency Test (FLPT) (see dates below).
If you are a current McGill student in the B.Ed. Kindergarten/Elementary program:
- Sign up for the French Language Proficiency Test (FLPT) using the registration form below.
If you are a current McGill student not enrolled in the B.Ed. Kindergarten/Elementary program:
- Apply for Inter/Intra Faculty Transfer into the Pédagogie de l'Immersion Française program (on Minerva).
- Register for the French Language Proficiency Test (FLPT) using the registration form below.
The French Language Proficiency Test is mandatory for applicants to the B.Ed. Kindergarten/Elementary PIF program.
Competency in French
Students wishing to follow the Kindergarten and Elementary Pédagogie de l'Immersion Française (PIF) major must demonstrate a sufficient level of competency in French by passing the written and oral French Language Proficiency Test (FLPT) set by the Department of Integrated Studies in Education. Students should contact advisedise.education [at] mcgill.ca to indicate their desire to transfer into this major and will subsequently be contacted with a testing date. The test must be passed for the transfer to be accepted/processed.
French Language Proficiency Test (FLPT)
2019 FLPT Testing Dates
- March 27, 2019
- May 29, 2019
- July 3, 2019
- August, 29, 2019
Register for FLPT
To register for the test, fill out the registration form.
About the Test
The written part of the test will take place from 9:00 – 11:30 AM. A schedule will be posted for the individual oral interviews starting at 11:30 AM. Please plan to be available until 4:00 PM on the testing day.
The written part of the examination includes the following tasks:
• Texts with missing words where students must write the appropriate word in the blanks
• Texts with errors that students must correct
• A written production of approximately 300 words on a general subject in the field of education. Students will be graded on the relevance and appropriateness of information, the clarity of the message, organization of ideas and accuracy of language.
The oral interview will require that students give information about themselves, as well as discussing their response to the written production.
To study for the examination, students can review argumentative texts and common errors in French syntax, spelling, usage, and grammar.
Payment - $33.09 (NON REFUNDABLE)
All students will be required to pay a $33.09 fee which will be charged to their McGill account.
Pédagogie de l'Immersion Française (PIF) Freshman Year
Depending on exam results, candidates from outside of Quebec who have a strong background in French (ex. Grade 12 French Immersion Program) may be eligible for conditional acceptance to the PIF program. Applicants who are conditionally admitted to the PIF option are required to complete the Freshman en français year (offered through the Faculty of Arts). Following successful completion of this program (passing grades of B), candidates will be transferred to the PIF program. Unsuccessful candidates will remain registered in the regular B.Ed. Kindergarten/Elementary stream.
If you are interested in knowing more about the PIF option, contact advisedise.education [at] mcgill.ca.
Program information is organized for three distinct groups: