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French Immersion Program


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Elementary French Immersion Program

Which elementary schools offer French Immersion?

The following elementary schools offer French Immersion for Lambton Kent District School Board.  

​Brooke CentralBrooke Logo
7989 Brooke Line,
R.R. 7, Alvinston
N0N 1A0​
​Cathcart Blvd.Cathcart Logo
1219 Cathcart Blvd,
Sarnia, ON, N7S 2H7​
​Errol RoadErrol Road logo
​989 Errol Rd E, 
Sarnia, ON, N7S 2E6
​Harwich RaleighHarwich Raleigh logo
​231 Chatham St S,
Blenheim, ON, N0P 1A0
​High ParkHigh Park Logo
​757 Kember Ave, 
Sarnia, ON, N7S 2T3
​HillcrestHillcrest Logo
​433 First Ave, 
Petrolia, ON, N0N 1R0
​McNaughton AveMcNaughton Ave logo​480 McNaughton Ave E, Chatham, ON, N7L 2G9519-352-8252​
​Sir John MooreSir John Moore logo​274 St Clair Blvd, Corunna, ON, N0N 1G0519-862-1089​

What might the program look like?​

​Full Day Kindergarten​In Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten, the language of instruction is French. The children's introduction to the Early Immersion Program is "gentle," in that they may continue to express themselves in English as they build their French vocabulary, while the teacher speaks only French. This builds listening comprehension in French so that when academic content is introduced, children have little difficulty following what is going on.

A typical French Immersion Kindergarten classroom is a warm, stimulating place where the students are active participants in everything that goes on around them. There are play focused centres where children learn to manipulate objects. There are opportunities to learn basic vocabulary through the use of talk, rhymes, songs, short stories and drama.
​Grade 1 & 2​All instruction, including Reading, Writing and Mathematics is in French. Speaking skills receive greater emphasis and the children are increasingly able to express themselves in French.
​Grade 3 - 8​English language studies are introduced in Grade 3 for 50% of the instructional time. Specific study areas are designated for English or French instruction.

What subjects are taught in French?

The following guideline outlines in Green and marked F which subjects are taught in French and in Red and marked E which subjects are taught in English.  It should be noted that this is a general guideline and that schedules may vary depending on the needs of the school.

Secondary French Immersion Program

Which secondary schools offer French Immersion?

The following three high schools offer French Immersion for Lambton Kent District School Board: 

Chatham Kent Secondary School
​285 McNaughton Ave E
Chatham, ON
N7L 2G7
​(519) 352-2870
​​Lambton Central Collegiate and Vocational InstituteLCCVI logo
​4141 Dufferin Ave.,
Box 250, Petrolia 
N0N 1R0
​(519) 882-1910
​​Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
Northern logo
​940 Michigan Ave.,
Sarnia, ON 
N7S 2B1
​(519) 542-5545

How many credits are required to obtain the part and full secondary French Immersion certificate?

In order to obtain the full French Immersion certificate, students are required to obtain ten credits in French.  Four of these will be French as a Second language courses and six will be other subjects in which French is the language of instruction.  Upon successful completion of the program, students are granted a Certificate in French Immersion Studies.  

Students may opt to follow the Extended French certificate, in which they must successfully complete 7 credits in French.  For this credit students must take the 4 French as a Second language courses and then choose 3 other subjects in which French is the language of instruction.

What courses are offered in French?

Here is an example of what you might see for a semester course selection in high school. Please visit the course selection website for your designated school in order to determine current course offerings.  You can reach these by clicking on the school logo in the table.

​School​Grade 9​Grade 10​Grade 11​Grade 12
FIF 1DZ French Immersion

PPL 1OZ Healthy Active Living (Imm) 

SNC 1DZ Science (Imm) 

CGC 1DZ Issues in Canadian Geography (Imm) ​
FIF 2DZ French Immersion

GLC 2OZ  Careers 

CHC 2DZ  Canadian History Since WW1 (Imm) 

CHV 2OZ Civics and Citizenship (Imm) ​
FIF 3UZ French Immersion

HSP 3UZ Intro to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology (Imm) ​
FIF 4UZ French Immersion

LCCVI logo

FIF 1DZ French Immersion

CGC 1DZ Issues in Canadian Geography (Imm) 

MPM 1DZ Principles
of Math (Immersion)​
FIF 2DZ French Immersion

Principles of Math (Immersion)
FIF 3UZ​ French ImmersionFIF 4UZ French Immersion
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Northern Collegiate
CGC 1DZ Issues in Canadian Geography (Immersion)

FIF 1DZ French Immersion

MPM 1DZ Principles
of Math (Immersion)​
CHV 2OZ Civics and Citizenship (Immersion)

FIF 2DZ French Immersion

GLC 2OZ Career Studies

MPM 2DZ Principles
of Math (Immersion)​
FIF 3UZ French Immersion​FIF 4UZ French Immersion

HSB 4UZ Challenge & Change in Society (Immersion) 

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