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French Immersion Program

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Elementary French Immersion Program

List of elementary schools offering the French Immersion Program

‚ÄčBrooke Central‚ÄčBrooke Logo
7989 Brooke Line,
R.R. 7, Alvinston
N0N 1A0‚Äč
‚ÄčCathcart Blvd. Cathcart Logo‚Äč
1219 Cathcart Blvd,
Sarnia, ON, N7S 2H7‚Äč
‚ÄčErrol Road‚ÄčErrol Road logo
‚Äč989 Errol Rd E, 
Sarnia, ON, N7S 2E6
‚ÄčHarwich Raleigh‚ÄčHarwich Raleigh logo
‚Äč231 Chatham St S,
Blenheim, ON, N0P 1A0
‚ÄčHigh Park‚ÄčHigh Park Logo
‚Äč757 Kember Ave, 
Sarnia, ON, N7S 2T3
‚ÄčHillcrest‚ÄčHillcrest Logo
‚Äč433 First Ave, 
Petrolia, ON, N0N 1R0
‚ÄčMcNaughton Ave‚ÄčMcNaughton Ave logo‚Äč480 McNaughton Ave E, Chatham, ON, N7L 2G9519-352-8252‚Äč
‚ÄčSir John Moore‚ÄčSir John Moore logo‚Äč274 St Clair Blvd, Corunna, ON, N0N 1G0519-862-1089‚Äč

What might the program look like?‚Äč

‚ÄčFull Day Kindergarten‚ÄčIn 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 ‚Äčcomprehension 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.
‚ÄčGrade 1 & 2‚ÄčAll 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.
‚ÄčGrade 3 - 8‚ÄčEnglish 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.
GRADE 3 & 3/4‚Äč GRADE 4-6‚Äč GRADE 7 & 8‚Äč
‚ÄčEnglishLarge blocks of time are needed for students to adequately participate in intentionally created learning opportunities in the classroom that are based on the curriculum, student inquiry and student interests and strengths. ‚Äč ‚Äč ‚Äč ‚Äč ‚Äč ‚Äč N/A‚Äč E‚Äč E‚Äč E‚Äč
‚ÄčFrench F‚Äč F‚Äč‚ÄčF‚ÄčF
‚ÄčMath F‚Äč E
E‚Äč E‚Äč
‚ÄčScience F‚Äč E‚Äč E‚Äč E‚Äč
‚ÄčSocial Studies / History & Geography
‚ÄčPhysical Education / Health / Arts: Visual Arts / Drama & Dance / Music

Secondary French Immersion Program

List of secondary schools offering the French Immersion Program

Chatham Kent Secondary School
‚Äč285 McNaughton Ave E
Chatham, ON
N7L 2G7
‚Äč(519) 352-2870
‚Äč‚ÄčLambton Central Collegiate and Vocational Institute LCCVI logo
‚Äč4141 Dufferin Ave.,
Box 250, Petrolia 
N0N 1R0
‚Äč(519) 882-1910
‚Äč‚ÄčNorthern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
‚ÄčNorthern logo
‚Äč940 Michigan Ave.,
Sarnia, ON 
N7S 2B1
‚Äč(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.

‚ÄčSchool‚ÄčGrade 9‚ÄčGrade 10‚ÄčGrade 11‚ÄčGrade 12
FIF 1DZ French Imm‚Äčersion

PPL 1OZ Healthy Active Living (Imm) 

SNC 1DZ Science (Imm) 

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

GLC 2OZ  Careers 

CHC 2DZ  Canadian History Since WW1 (Imm) 

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

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

‚ÄčLCCVI logo
‚ÄčFIF 1DZ French Immersion

CGC 1DZ Issues in Canadian Geography (Imm) 

PPL 1OZ Healthy Active Living (Imm)
‚ÄčFIF 2DZ French Immersion

GLC 2OZ  Careers

CHV 2OZ Civics and Citizenship (Imm) ‚Äč

ALC 2OZ Integrated Arts (Imm)
‚ÄčFIF 3UZ‚Äč French Immersion

HSP 3UZ Intro to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology (Imm) ‚Äč
‚ÄčFIF 4UZ French Immersion
Northern logo
Northern Collegiate
CGC 1DZ Issues in Canadian Geography (Immersion)

FIF 1DZ French Immersion

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

FIF 2DZ French Immersion

GLC 2OZ Career Studies

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

HSB 4UZ Challenge & Change in Society (Immersion) 


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