Graduation Term


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


School of Teaching and Learning

Committee Chair

Rebecca Beucher


The main purpose of this study was to investigate the Interactive Comprehensive (IC) Method in World Language pedagogy as it is expressed in the DJ DELF IC Curriculum, created by Steven ÉTIENNE Langlois. The IC Method and DJ DELF readers and curriculum were created in response to the 2013-2014 Ontario French as a Second Language (FSL) curriculum reform. This study conducts a qualitative case study to gain a better understanding of how the IC Method through the DJ DELF readers and curriculum affects curriculum effectiveness, language acquisition, and student engagement. These codes were taken into consideration to gain a deeper understanding of how the DJ DELF IC curriculum can be used as a tool for teachers to more efficiently and effectively implement the desired results of the Ontario FSL curriculum reform and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) into their classrooms. The data showed that students responded positively to the DJ DELF IC Curriculum which was observed through students meeting learning goals, increased language acquisition, and increased student engagement.


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