The Northeastern Catholic District School Board believes that French language learning is an important element to student achievement and personal development. We offer French Immersion, Core French and Extended French programs in order to maximize opportunities for our students to reach their full potential as second language learners.
We are committed to helping our students become lifelong language learners. Using the FSL curriculum to guide our work, we strive to foster an interest in language learning that extends beyond the walls of the classroom and will have a lasting influence on all students throughout their future. The curriculum is founded on seven fundamental concepts (enduring ideas):
FSL elementary curriculum: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/fsl.html
The French Immersion programs starts in year one of the Full Day Kindergarten program and continues throughout your child’s educational career. By the end of grade 8, the students will have accumulated a minimum of 3800 hours in French instruction.
The Core French program starts in grade 4 and continues throughout secondary school. Although the Ministry of Education only requires that Core French programming begins in Grade 4, many NCDSB schools provide instruction in Core French as early as year one of the Full Day Kindergarten program. Regardless of when a student begins the Core French program, it is required that they have accumulated a minimum of 600 hours in French instruction by the end of grade 8.
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