Secondary French Immersion
2017, the North Vancouver School District has implemented new changes to the
French Immersion secondary program. The changes aimed to provide greater
flexibility to secondary students while completing the program.
Students have the option of taking Science (8e, 9e, 10e) in
French or in English, so long as they complete the minimum number of courses in
French for the bilingual Dogwood.
new courses have been added to the French Immersion timetable:
Éducation physique et santé en plein air (8e): This course
addresses two areas of learning, physical education and health education,
brought together in order to promote and develop all aspects of well-being.
Given the North Shore's natural setting, this course will also offer
opportunities for outdoor learning experiences in a French environment.
Culture et communication (9e): In this course, students will develop
their oral language abilities through various project based learning experiences
that explore a variety of art forms from the francophone world. Through various
artistic avenues such as music, visual arts and cinematography, students will
develop their communication skills and openness to other cultures.
Carrières et leadership (10e): This course provides opportunities for
students to plan for successful lifelong learning, explore factors that have an
impact on future career choices and opportunities, develop financial literacy
skills, and cultivate self-awareness and interpersonal skills. Further,
students will develop strategies to support them in maintaining a work-life
balance to encourage physical and mental health. A particular emphasis on
deepening students' leadership skills will be woven throughout this course.
et communication (11e): This course is designed to deepen students’
understanding of the links between language and culture. This course will be
required to participate on the District trip to France.
must complete 13 courses through Grades 8-12 in French. These are a combination
of core academic courses (Français langue and Sciences humaines) and choice
courses, (options through grades 8-12 in Sciences naturelles, Culture et
communication, Carrières et leadership and Éducation physique et santé en plein
air). Throughout these core and choice classes, students are completely
immersed in French language and French is used for all meaningful communication
awareness and understanding of the French language are increased by various
socio-cultural opportunities provided by the school district in collaboration
with Canadian Parents for French. These language
opportunities include: Festival du film, Concours d'art oratoire, Français pour l'avenir, and Idélire (French author
April, Grade 11 and 12 students have the option to participate in the Diplôme
d'études en langue française (DELF), an internationally recognized external
accreditation exam to validate their skills in French. In addition to these
opportunities, the North Vancouver School District offers two trips for
students – to Québec and Orléans, France.
important to note that students can be enrolled in French Immersion and
participate in other academies (such as Digital Media, Sport and Fine Arts
academies) offered by the North Vancouver School District at various school
Click here for the French Immersion Course Checklist (for planning purposes only)
Secondary French Immersion Information Session Presentation 2019
Click here or on the image below to download the Secondary French Immersion information session presentation from January 23, 2019.
FI Secondary Presentation 2019 - PDF