“Whatever the problem,
community is the answer”
– Margaret Wheatley

EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO EXPLORE THEIR FUTURE AS BILINGUAL QUEBECERS THROUGH COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS AND ARTS-BASED LEARNING

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Engage your students by connecting them to their community.

Nurture their ability to be creative.

Collaborate with Teaching Artists from ELAN’s Artists Inspire program.

Access educational resources developed by LEARN.

In partnership with Youth for Youth Quebec (Y4Y), LEARN is launching I belong here!, a new project to encourage students in Quebec’s English Schools to develop their French communication skills and increase their confidence in their future as bilingual Quebecers.
Y4Y will be recruiting Youth Mentors who have successfully navigated their post-secondary education and work opportunities in both languages to share their experiences with students.
Teachers…. Are you concerned about your students’ motivation to develop their bilingualism and biliteracy skills so that they can participate in any potential post-secondary education or work opportunities they choose?

Option 1

Take action
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Would you like to engage your students in a meaningful, hands-on learning process that involves them in using their French second language communication skills in their communities? Express your interest in the Take Action option.

Option 2

Comic zine
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Inspired by Y4Y’s Youth Mentors and their own reflections on what motivates them to develop their French communication skills, students are guided to create Comic zines that share how they connect with their second language learning. Bilingual comic artist Laurence Dea Dionne or graphic novelist Scott MacLeod will collaborate with teachers virtually and visit schools in-person to facilitate the creative process with students over 3-7 weeks, culminating in a celebration of the students’ work.

Option 3

Digital storytelling
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Students will explore and express the relationship between bilingualism, identity and sense of belonging to their local community through digital storytelling with guidance from visual artists Karin Hazé & Kiran Ambwani.