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​Core French

From Grades 5 to 8, all students in B.C. are required to have second language instruction. Core French is taught in every one of our elementary and middle schools. These courses help students communicate in French and experience francophone culture.

This is the basic French as  Second Language (FSL) program that is mandatory in Grades 5 through 8.

The Core French Program:

  • helps students develop a positive feeling towards French language and the francophone population throughout the world;
  • increased awareness and understanding of the values, customs and other elements of the French culture, particularly as experienced in Canada;
  • increases, within realistic limits, the ability to communicate effectively in French.

Core French is available in all School District No. 43 (Coqutilam) elementary and middle schools. The program is also offered in every secondary school as an elective.

Early French Immersion Program

Starting in Kindergarten, the Early French Immersion Program is an alternative program that offers all students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learning French at the same time.

The Early French Immersion Program:

  • helps students develop strong communication skills in both English and French;
  • expands cultural horizons and;
  • helps prepare students for the global economy.

From Kindergarten to Grade 2: 100% of instruction is in French
In Grades 3-5: 80% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 6-8: 70% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 9-10: 50% of instruction is in French.
In Grades 11-12: 25% of instruction is in French.

 

Late French Immersion Program

Starting in Grade 6, the Late French Immersion program is an alternative program that offers students whose first language is not French the possibility of completing the prescribed B.C. curriculum and learning French at the same time.

The Late French Immersion Program:

  • helps students develop strong communication skills in both English and French;
  • expands cultural horizons and;
  • helps prepare students for the global economy

In Grade 6: 75% of instructional time is in French. Exploration subjects are usually taught in English. English Language Arts are not taught in the first year of late immersion.

In Grade 7: 65% of instructional time is in French. English Language Arts and Exploration subjects are usually taught in English.

In Grade 8, Late French Immersion students are blended in classes with Early French Immersion students.

 

French Programs

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828