Knowing an additional language can:
The process of learning an additional language can also:
Comprehension of spoken French develops first. The ability to speak develops more slowly. In the Early French Immersion program, students start to communicate spontaneously in French by Grade 1. In Late French Immersion, students are expected to speak with some fluency by the end of the first year of the program (Grade 6).
As students progress through the French Immersion Program and develop a strong command of the French language, the percentage of instruction decreases. This allows for formal instruction of English Language Arts and flexibility in course selection at the secondary level, while ensuring the maintenance of a high level of proficiency in French.
Early French Immersion
Late French Immersion
Secondary French Immersion
Most children who receive their education in French are able to achieve the same levels of competency in all core subjects as those children who have had all their instruction in English.