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French Immersion
A district program of choice
What is French Immersion?
It is intended for non-francophone children who wish
to develop a high – level of proficiency i...
Why learn another
language?
Increase your child’s respect and understanding of
other cultures.
Develop your child’s abil...
A new language learner
can further develop these
skills:
Risk taking
Active participation
Self-motivation
Patience
Pe...
First language development
 Given their language awareness, students in French
Immersion usually outperform other student...
Education)

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Early French
Immersion

Late French
Immersion

Curriculum

Students follow the same curriculum than other
st...
Parent connection
It is not a requirement to be able to communicate in
French to help your child studying in French
Immer...
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French Immersion Parent Information SD48 (Sea to Sky)

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French Immersion Parent Information SD48 (Sea to Sky)

  1. 1. French Immersion A district program of choice
  2. 2. What is French Immersion? It is intended for non-francophone children who wish to develop a high – level of proficiency in both official languages. The language of instruction and communication in French Immersion is French. The goal is for for students to be able to communicate and to achieve functional bilingualism.
  3. 3. Why learn another language? Increase your child’s respect and understanding of other cultures. Develop your child’s ability to develop an appreciation for Canada’s cultural identity. Develop your child’s listening skills. Increase your child’s cognitive ability and his/her ability to problem solve. Increase your child’s knowledge of his/her first language.
  4. 4. A new language learner can further develop these skills: Risk taking Active participation Self-motivation Patience Persistence Commitment
  5. 5. First language development  Given their language awareness, students in French Immersion usually outperform other students in English (especially reading) later during their schooling. Reading achievement of students in French-immersion programs. Statistics Canada.  Language development is originally slower for students who are plurilingual or bilingual at first. 5
  6. 6. Education) ( Early French Immersion Late French Immersion Curriculum Students follow the same curriculum than other students studying in English. Entry point K-1 Grade 5 English instruction begins Grade 4 Grade 6 French Instruction (%) in Grade K-3 100% none French Instruction (%) in Grade 4 - 7 80% 80% (grade 6-7) 6
  7. 7. Parent connection It is not a requirement to be able to communicate in French to help your child studying in French Immersion. Do provide guidance and support to your child to ensure his/ her fulfillment in his language journey. All communication from school will be in English.

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