The Education Academy (TEA)
The Education Academy ( TEA ) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization which was founded in 2008 by a parent committee to focus on character development in students as they strive to meet their educational needs. Their purpose is to encourage youth to value Canada’s French heritage, appreciate francophone cultures and endeavor to excel in French language learning in their schools in hopes that they remain in the FSL program until graduating from secondary school. The organization offers their services within the cities of Markham, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Toronto and Unionville.
Camp programs provide a fun French language learning experience every day and combines daily activities such as organized sports, arts or crafts, cooperation games and camp games. There is a different theme to explore every week including topics like science, art, animals, sports, drama, LEGO and nature. The activities are explored through a motivating program of activities, in accordance with the participants’ age and French language proficiency. Camp programs are school board-supported and have certified and experienced instructors. The program is suitable for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
TEA offers programs and activities to support French learning to parents and students which are designed and developed to match the socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of children. Activities encourage children to value Canada’s bilingual heritage and to excel in French-language study in school. Children increase their literacy and oral proficiency in French through hands-on activities designed to build confidence. Programs offered include French courses for children and also for parents, French Club and other assistance programs such as the Homework Help Program.
All courses and services respect the Ontario Ministry of Education’s FSL curriculum and utilize the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in instruction and assessment in order to improve students’ confidence and abilities to use French on a daily basis.