French as a Second Language
The Extended French Program:
Bienvenue! We invite you and your grade four student to consider enrolling in one of the Near North District School Board’s extended French programs, which begin at the start of grade 5.
The aim of the extended French program is to increase students’ ability to communicate in French, so that they will be able to “communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.” (Ministry of Education, French as a Second Language curriculum policy document, p. 6)
Research confirms that second language learning strengthens first-language skills. As well, learning a second language enhances in students the reasoning, problem-solving and creative-thinking skills necessary for our 21st century learners, providing them with a distinct advantage in their future pathways.
EXTENDED FRENCH PATHWAY
2020-21 Registration Open
During school closures due to COVID-19, the Near North District School Board will be accepting school registrations through an online application process. Parents registering online will need to complete additional forms to finalize the registration process when schools reopen. If you have any questions regarding the registration process or require assistance please call...
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The extended French program is a French language learning option that is open and available to all students, including students with special needs and identified students. Student IEPs will outline the supports necessary for student success.
In this program French is taught not only as a subject, but is also used as the language of instruction in other content areas, thus providing an immersion experience that offers dynamic and culturally-rich learning opportunities.
At the secondary level, schools may grant a certificate in extended French when the student has completed a sequence of four courses in extended French and three courses in other subjects taught in French.
The North Region Extended French Program (Grade 5 intake) will be offering a Virtual Family Webinar on June 4th at 6:30 p.m. Join us virtually to learn more about the program!
To obtain more information (all regions) about the Extended French Program, please contact the board office at (705) 472-8170 or email email@example.com.
Extended French (Virtual) Family Symposium
Join us June 4th @ 6:30 p.m.
SCHOOLS OFFERING EXTENDED FRENCH
Land of Lakes Public School
Mattawa District Public School
Parry Sound Public School
E.W. Norman Public School
White Woods Public School
Almaguin Highlands Secondary School
F.J. McElligott Secondary School
West Ferris Secondary School
Northern Secondary School
Parry Sound High School