This is the basic French as a 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;
- increases 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 District 43 elementary and middle schools. The program is also offered in every secondary school as an elective.