French Immersion

French Immersion

In the elementary French Immersion program, students are taught French as a subject and French serves as the language of instruction in two or more other subjects.

Starting in Grade 4, French Immersion students complete the same content as the regular program, but with French as the language of instruction for some courses.  Students will have a minimum of 3800 hours of instruction in French by the end of Grade 8.  Students who successfully complete the program will receive a French Immersion certificate.

Secondary French Immersion

Academic and Applied courses in French Immersion are available in Grades 9 and 10, and University preparation and open courses in Grade 11 and 12.

In the French Immersion program. students accumulate 10 credits in French: four are for French as a Second Language courses; six are for other subjects in which French is the language of instruction.  Students who successfully complete their 10 credits receive a French Immersion certificate.

When transitioning to Grade 9, there are several secondary school French language options from which students may choose, including the French Immersion program at Bayside Secondary School.