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2525 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 3R8| Phone: 604-461-5581| Contact Us
École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
French Immersion

​​Our French Immersion program...

The secondary component of the French Immersion program provides students with the opportunity to continue their studies and the development of higher level thinking and verbal skills in their second language. Upon graduation, successful graduates of the full program receive a Bilingual Graduation Certificate in addition to the provincial "Dogwood" certificate.


The courses taught in grades 9-10 are a natural continuation of the child's middle schools experience and, thus, pose no unreasonable challenges as students make the transition to secondary school. By continuing in French Immersion at the secondary level, students maintain and extend their expertise in French in a way they cannot do in other programs.


Beginning in grade 9, student will have 50 % of their classes taught in French. Currently, the courses offered include:

  • Français 9
  • Sciences Humaines 9
  • Education Physique 9
  • Communication 9


In Grade 10, the French classes offered are:

  • Français 10
  • Sciences Humaines 10
  • Études de choix de carrière et de vie 10
  • Education Physique 10


Beginning in grade 11, the amount instruction in French is reduced to a minimum of 25% and includes the academic courses:​​​

Students pick between

  • Étude du cinéma et de la littérature francophone 11 OR
  • Langue et culture de la francophonie 11
  • Peuples Autochtones de la Colombie-Britannique 11/12
  • Education Physique 11
  • Perspectives Mondiales 11/12

We also encourage students to take at least one or more electives in French.


  • Français 12
  • Histoire 12
  • Étude comparative des religions du monde 12

By grade 12, Français 12  gives French Immersion students the opportunity to maintain their French proficiency in their final year of school while enabling them to pursue a variety of specialized courses to meet post-secondary requirements.

In this course students will write their DELF exam and their French Immersion Literacy exam


Please visit our department page for full course description and our Best Vibrations newsletter.


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École Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

2525 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 3R8
604-461-5581 604-937-8053
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