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French Immersion

The French Immersion program is designed for students whose first language is not French and have little or no knowledge of French before entering the program. French Immersion is available from Kindergarten to grade 12.

French Immersion Kindergarten is a half day program that uses French as the language of instruction. From grade one to grade 8, French Immersion students have 20% of their day in English Language instruction and 80% in French Language instruction. Students learn to read & write in English. Students also learn to read & write in French. Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Music, and Physical Education, are taught in French.

All French Immersion programs follow the Manitoba Education curricula. Curricula for the French Immersion program reflects the learning outcomes of the English Program. The goal of the French Immersion program is to develop linguistic competency in the French language and mastery of the English language.

French Immersion integrates language instruction and content area instruction. Students learn the French language, they learn about the French language and they learn through the French language. Learning the language enables student to listen, speak, read and write in French. Students learn about the language when they study French as a content area. Students learn through the language when they use French to solve problems, understand concepts and create knowledge. These 3 areas are integrated and complement one another.

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