Late French Immersion

Late French Immersion Information Evening for Parents and Students: January 17, 2017, 6:30 PM, SJ Willis Auditorium, 923 Topaz Avenue

 

What are the goals of the Late French Immersion Program?

The Late Immersion Program enables students to:

  • achieve levels of learning in all subject areas equivalent to the English Program
  • become functionally bilingual, that is: to participate comfortably in French and English conversations
  • possess the requirements that would allow them to pursue further education appropriate to their abilities and interests, with French as the language of instruction
  • accept employment where the working language is French
  • gain insight into the common attitudes and values of French-speaking communities

Where is Late French Immersion available?

SchoolAddressTelephoneGrades
Lansdowne Middle School1765 Lansdowne Road V8P 1A7250-598-33366-8
Cedar Hill Middle School3910 Cedar Hill Road V8P 3Z9250-477-69456-8
Central Middle School1280 Fort Street V8V 3L2250-386-35916-8
Shoreline Middle School2750 Shoreline Drive V9B 1M6250-386-83676-8
Arbutus Middle School2306 Edgelow Street V8N 1R5250-477-18786-8

How much French is used?

FrenchUsageGraph
Note:  In grade 6, 80 to 100% French is used (English may be used at the outset to establish routines. English is used only if necessary in exceptional situations after this.)

Similar programs throughout British Columbia and Canada, as well as research by a Simon Fraser University team, have shown acquisition of French is rapid and that there is no loss in achievement levels in other subject areas.

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