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Frequently Asked Questions about French Immersion

How proficient do students become in French?

Upon successful completion of the K – 12 French Immersion Program, students:

What if I don’t speak French?

It is not necessary for you to speak French for your child to be successful in the French Immersion program. Our French programs are designed for children of non-French speaking parents.

What if English is not our first language?

Evidence indicates that English Language Learners enrolled in French Immersion perform as well as their Anglophone counterparts, and ELL students who come to French Immersion having already developed literacy in their home language often perform even better than Anglophone students (Canadian Council on Learning, 2007).

How can I support my child?

Parents can play an important role in ensuring their child’s success by:

What if my child experiences difficulties in the Immersion Program?

Contact your child’s teachers who can suggest ways to support your child.

What resources are available to me and my child?