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La Dictée P.G.L.

Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie
465 rue St-Jean, bureau 900 - Montréal (QC)H2Y 2R6
Phone : 514 288-388


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School year/Age

Grade 7 and 8

Language level

French as a First Language
French immersion
French as a Second Language

School subject (primary)


School subjects (secondary)


Teaching materials

Mon Magazine (students) and Teaching Guide

Links with the curriculum

Mon Magazine : This student workbook contains stimulating activities focusing on the theme chosen for the current edition and which can be completed in the classroom and at home.
In it, you’ll find:
• Vocabulary words that are used in the texts, explored in the exercises,
and repeated in the dictations;
• A range of different texts focusing on topics related to the theme chosen;
• Activities that lead students to discover and understand the vocabulary words associated with the theme and apply the concepts covered.

Guide des enseignants (Teaching Guide) : The teaching guide includes all of the information needed to complete each step of the project.
In it, you’ll find:
• The main stages of the project;
• A breakdown of the themes and concepts covered;
• The steps to be followed for each activity;
• Pedagogical notes;
• Activity answer keys;
• Dictations for each grade level

What's new for the 30th edition : 

• Vocabulary words dealing with orthographic regularities
• New types of dictations to meet the needs of all students
• Videos exploring the different topics addressed in Mon magazine
• A redesigned online activity website
• Contests in collaboration with Space for Life, Boreal Takes, Earth Day Canada and Unpointcinq.


A manager by school.

Number of participants

Minimum: one student.

No maximum



JANUARY: IN-CLASS COMPONENT | In-class activities
• Explore the theme and complete the activities in Mon Magazine.
• Participate in the Sponsored Dictation of the P.G.L. Raise Funds to Share fundraiser if applicable.

It takes about two weeks to complete the activities in Mon Magazine. Once the in-class activities have been completed, you can participate in thevfollowing optional project components. This is the project's competitive component.


Do you know...?

Schools that participate the P.G.L. Raise Funds to Share fundraiser as part of La Dictée P.G.L. see significant financial benefits. Your school keeps half of the amount that your students collect to carry out the educational activities of your choosing. The other half is donated to the Foundation which puts the funds toward the accomplishment of its mission.




La Dictée P.G.L. is a major educational project first implemented in 1991 in Canada, the United States, and Africa.

The project takes a fun approach to learning in order to raise young people's awareness of the world's most pressing issues (such as international cooperation, respect and solidarity, and environmental protection) while improving their use and mastery of the French language. To that end, the Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie provides students and teachers with free, turnkey educational tools.

La Dictée P.G.L. also gives students the opportunity to participate in challenging and fun competitions that each year culminate in the International Grand Finale for Grades 5 and 6 and the National Junior High Grand Finale for Grades 7 and 8.


La Dictée P.G.L. offers free, turnkey educational tools adapted to all learners, from kindergarten to junior high school (grades 7 and 8).

La Dictée P.G.L. has been adapted to digital platforms to ensure a smooth implementation of the project both in the classroom and at home:
• Downloadable educational tools in digital and PDF versions;
• Webinars and workshops to support teachers and parents throughout the entire project;
• Free, age-appropriate educational activities available online that are adapted to students’ diverse fields of interest.

The 30th edition of La Dictée P.G.L. is sure to be a festive one. With the theme of biodiversity, this new edition brings the project’s three-year focus on sustainable development to a close. The activities and contests proposed give students an opportunity to learn about and gain an awareness of the importance of taking action and preserving the balance of our threatened ecosystem which is essential to all life.

The activities and contests allow students to:
• Discover how all living species are interdependent;
• Understand how and why our actions have an impact on this delicate balance;
• Become true actors in the preservation of our biodiversity heritage.