French as a Second Language

The lottery for students starting Grade 1 French Immersion in September 2021 will be open from January 4 – January 31, 2021.


Students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.


In all French as a second language programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they
strive to:

  • Use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings;
  • Learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures;
  • Appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community;
  • Be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups;
  • Use effective language learning strategies;
  • Become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.

French Immersion Parent Information Video

1st Q&A session: Thursday December 10 – 5-6pm Click here to join the meeting
2nd Q & A session: Monday January 11 – 7-8pm Click here to join the meeting

French Immersion Booklets

2020/21 French Immersion Review

The recommendations of the 2017/18 French Immersion Program review concluded that a further update of the board’s plans for French Immersion (FI) be completed by 2023, including a plan related to secondary FI.   

The board will be undertaking the 2020/21 French Immersion Review starting in November and running through to the Spring of 2021.  

The board is looking for 3 parents/guardians of elementary French Immersion students and 3 parents/guardians of elementary English students attending dual track (English and FI) schools to be part of the review committee.  Applications for these positions are open until October 22, 2020.  Please apply online. 

The Intensive French program will be phased out in June 2021. No further registrations will take place.

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