See Yourself in Limestone Teaching French!

The Limestone District School Board is actively recruiting French teachers to join our team. 

Top Five Reasons to be a French Teacher with Limestone

  1. 100% French Immersion instruction
  2. Early Immersion programming in Kindergarten and Grade 1, and Extended/Late Immersion programming in Grade 7
  3. Core French starting in Grade 1
  4. Mentorship and professional development opportunities
  5. A dynamic and supportive learning community

About the Limestone District School Board

The LDSB is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee. We acknowledge their enduring presence on this land, as well as the presence of Métis, Inuit, and other First Nations from across Turtle Island. We honour their cultures and celebrate their commitment to this land.

 

The LDSB is the region’s only fully inclusive school board. Limestone schools serve more than 20,500 students in 55 schools and five alternative education centres covering a geographic area of 7,719 square kilometres across the City of Kingston, the Townships of Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, South Frontenac, Addington Highlands, Loyalist, Stone Mills, the Frontenac Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee.

 

To learn more about our District, please visit the About Our District page on our website.

Top Five Highlights of the Region

1French Community

There is a large French population in this region. The Centre culturel Frontenac promotes arts and culture in Kingston and offers a monthly French conversation group (5 à 7 franco) at a local restaurant. CFB Kingston offers services in French to the community (KMFRC). The Club Optimiste de Kingston meets twice a month and supports French activities in the community. Queen’s University has a Club francophone where you can practice your conversational French skills. The annual Franco-Foire also features services and products offered in French in Kingston. 

2Rich History and Culture

Kingston, often referred to as the “Limestone City” due to its grand 19th-century buildings made from local limestone, is steeped in history and culture. As the first capital of the United Province of Canada, Kingston, along with the surrounding communities, features numerous historical sites, museums, and cultural festivals.

3Education and Research Opportunities

Home to Queen’s University, Royal Military College of Canada, and St. Lawrence College, the region is a hub for education and research which contribute to a vibrant community of students, academics, and professionals. 

4Outdoor Recreation​

The region is renowned for its natural beauty, including the Thousand Islands, Frontenac Provincial Park, St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and numerous lakes and waterways. These settings offer abundant recreational activities such as boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. Kingston is conveniently located within a two to three-hour drive from major cities such as Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Syracuse, NY.

5Economic Opportunities​

The region’s economy is diversified, encompassing sectors such as healthcare, education, military, tourism, and manufacturing.

To learn more about the region, please visit Tourism Kingston at visitkingston.ca. 

Your Career in Limestone

There are many opportunities for you to grow in your teaching role and advance in your career with Limestone, including:

  • Inclusive, supportive collaborative teams, and networking opportunities
  • Mentoring from French consultants, coaches, and administrators
  • Job-embedded learning supports
  • Dedicated resources
  • Ongoing cross-curricular French professional development
  • Skill-building opportunities, including oral and written French courses offered by LDSB administrators
  • Leadership opportunities specifically for French teachers 
  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) certification opportunities (both as an examiner-scorer and course facilitator)

Your Community Impact

By teaching French with Limestone, you have a direct impact on the cognitive, academic, and social development of students. Your contribution will help to:

 

  1. Increase student confidence, proficiency, and achievement in French Language Learning
  2. Increase the percentage of students studying French until graduation
  3. Increase student, educator, parent, and community engagement in French language programming
  4. Increase the opportunities for students to pursue the internationally recognized DELF diploma
  5. Heighten students’ awareness that English-French bilingualism is a lifelong asset within Canada and throughout the global community

You're Invited

If you are passionate about teaching French and energized by a career where you will have a positive impact on the life of a child, we invite you to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Questions or Feedback?

For questions or feedback, please call 613-544-6920 or email us below.

Jenna Gilbert
Human Resources Consultant
Melissa Fluhrer​
Human Resources Consultant

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Interested in Becoming a French Teacher?

Current unqualified FSL teachers teaching on a Letter of Permission (LOP) can study and teach at the same time through a Primary-Junior French Multi-Session program offered by some Ontario universities. Teacher Candidates get a Transitional Certificate of Qualification and Registration from the Ontario College of Teachers after one semester. At the end of the Multi-Session program, Teacher Candidates earn their Bachelor of Education and full certification (OCT) to teach in Ontario after 24 months. To find out more about these programs, please visit:

Queen’s University: Primary-Junior French as a Second Language Multi-Session
Ontario College of Teachers AQ Finder: Search for organizations that offer French language learning qualifications
Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network