The intention of the Division language policy is to provide opportunity for all students to learn a second language. However, the Division also recognizes that there may be instances when the educational best interests of a student could warrant an exemption from the second language requirement.
In the early immersion program, students should receive at least 7,000 hours of instruction in French from Grades 1 to 12.
Late French Immersion: To successfully complete the learner outcomes of the late French immersion program, students should have access to:
In the late French immersion program, students should receive at least 3,000 hours of instruction in Grades 7 to 12 in French.
French as a Second Language: To enable students enrolled in FSL to successfully complete the learner outcomes required in the curriculum, students from Grades 4 through 9 will receive 95 hours of instruction per year (140-160 min per week). It is recommended that instruction take place at least three times per week.
At senior high it is recommended FSL be programmed as a 10 month course.