JK – Grade 2
The goal of learning French during these early years is to provide students with a positive learning experiences that are interesting, meaningful and relevant. Students begin with oral communication, games, songs, interactive activities and the reinforcement of daily routines. Alongside acquiring the language, they will also learn about French culture and Les Francophonie.
Students in JK – Grade 2 have five French classes per week. Four of their daily Physical Education classes, and all Drama and Visual Art classes are taught in French.
Grade 3 – 8
For students in these later elementary years, our programs offer an opportunity for success regardless of where students are at in their acquisition of the language. Our Core French program follows the expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education Core French curriculum. Students, however, are offered both Core and Extended French.
Extended French: As of September 2017, we are offering an extended French program. This program is aimed at those students who are currently exceeding the expectations for the Core program, and who also have strong English language skills. Students in the extended French program have three additional French classes per week. Admission to the program is based on student needs and approval from our senior French teacher.
Core and Advanced French: As of September 2017, our French classes are divided into two streams: Care and Advanced. To accommodate our Francophone and international student body, students are assigned to a stream according to their previous French experience and academic standing.