Service Learning and Outreach (SLO) is a University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) program that connects undergraduate students with discipline-related community partners. Lecture 2 of the course is taught in French and expects placements to be in French. These French placements might take place in schools, laboratories, medical environments, government and non-government organizations, etc. Placements allow community partners to benefit from access to bright, inquiring minds to enhance their programming.
In turn, UTSC students are given opportunities to exercise subject matter knowledge gained in the academic classroom in a meaningful, relevant francophone context. Students are also exposed to the current needs of communities and the approaches being employed to meet these needs. Students carry out their service as part of the course “CTLB03H3, LECTURE 2: Introduction to Service Learning in French” and receive a course grade at the end of their placement. They are NOT paid for their service.
Typical activities can include supporting the organization’s programming and/or projects, developing materials, or other activities. Outreach placements require 5 – 8 hours/week of active involvement with a placement partner (during the 10–12 weeks the student is enrolled in the CTLB03 LEC 02 course).
If you are interested in participating and have an idea for a placement, please contact the course instructor, Corinne Beauquis (email@example.com)
Once the project is approved, a short description (3-5 sentences) will be posted on the course website as a placement opportunity, which can be viewed here.
Contact: Corinne Beauquis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If, as a community organization, you are interested in creating an opportunity for our students, please complete the following form to propose a new placement and submit it to email@example.com:
If approved, we will post the new placement on our website as a placement opportunity for students. If a police check, whether vulnerable sector or other, is required, please be sure to specify that. Interested students will then fill out and submit their application, which has to be accepted by both the CTLB03 LEC 02 instructor and the community organization before a partnership is formed.
If an agreement is reached and a student is accepted into the placement, the student will be provided with a placement contract. He/she will then arrange to meet the placement supervisor at your organization to finalize the placement activities, and both will sign the contract, which gets returned to the CTLB03 LEC 02 instructor. The student will then complete the placement; at the end of it, the placement supervisor will be asked to evaluate the student using our evaluation form.
If you are interested in participating and have an idea for a placement, please contact the course instructor, Corinne Beauquis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once the project is approved, a short description (3-5 sentences) will be posted on the CTLB02 LEC 02 FRENCH website as a placement opportunity.
Corinne Beauquis, Centre for French and Linguistics, UTSC
If a community organization is interested in participating in the program and taking you on as a service-learning student in French, have them contact us at email@example.com and we will work with them to create a placement for you. Please refer above for a description of the placement opportunities.
Please note that to create a meaningful partnership, it takes time to answer questions and complete all necessary paperwork. Students are advised to begin the “Create Your Own Placement” process at least one full term in advance of when they plan to take CTLB03, LEC 02 FRENCH.