EARLY FRENCH IMMERSION

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					THE LATE FRENCH
IMMERSION PROGRAM




           INFORMATION
           SESSION
            2012
DESCRIPTION

   This program is designed for students
    whose experience with the French
    language has been limited to elementary
    Core French.
   The entry point of the Late French
    Immersion Program is at Grade 7.
RESEARCH

   Many language concepts and skills learned
    and developed in French are similar to those
    applied in English. Studies have shown that
    bilingual students “appear to have a number
    of intellectual advantages” such as the ability
    to think abstractly and problem solve at an
    earlier age.
                 (http://www.unb.ca/slec/hot_topics/l2_children.html)
FRENCH IMMERSION
CERTIFICATE

   Students receive a French Immersion
    Certificate at the end of grade 12 upon
    completion of course requirements.
   Upon completion, students should be able to:
       function in a French-speaking community
       accept a job where French is the working language
       pursue university or college education
        in French
FRENCH IMMERSION
HALIFAX REGIONAL SCHOOL BOARD

   Early French Immersion (5 Jr. High Schools)
   Late French Immersion (12 Jr. High Schools)
   EFI & LFI (9 Jr. High Schools – Dual Tracked)
   FI (12 High Schools – EFI & LFI Combined)
PERCENTAGE OF INSTRUCTION IN
FRENCH (IMMERSION PROGRAM)

   Primary- Grade 2   90%-100% (varies due to
                       Music and Physical
                       Education)
   Grades 3-6         80%- 85% (formal
                       instruction in English is
                       introduced)
   Grades 7-9         60%- 75%
   Grades 10-12       50% (minimum of nine
                       credits taught in French)
CURRICULUM

   The French Immersion Program
    follows the same learning outcomes
    as defined by the Nova Scotia English
    Provincial Guides.
SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES

 All students should have equal access to
  special services where available.
 It is recommended to have a close
  working relationship among
  French Immersion teachers,
  Resource teachers
  and Parent(s)/
  Guardian(s).
THE LATE FRENCH IMMERSION
PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO . . .

   enable all students to communicate effectively
    in French using listening, speaking, viewing,
    reading, writing and other various means of
    representation.
LISTENING . . .

   uses teaching strategies that foster a
    positive classroom environment.
   helps the students achieve success in
    French while learning the core subject matter.
SPEAKING . . .

• permits students to engage in
meaningful & constructive dialogue.
READING . . . FOR COMPRENSION
   Visualization
   Questioning
   Making Connections
   Predictions
   Analyzing
WRITING . . . WITH A PURPOSE

•Ideas
•Conventions
•Word Choice
•Sentence Structure
•Organization
MATHEMATICS

• Students develop problem solving abilities
using a variety of communicative strategies.
SOCIAL STUDIES . . .

   enable and encourage students to examine
    isssues, respond critically and creatively, and
    make informed decisions as fellow citizens of
    an increasingly global community.
SCIENCE

• Laboratory experiments
• Research and observations
• Collection and analysis of data
• Science Fairs
THE LATE FRENCH IMMERSION
PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO …

   enable all students to work and study
    purposefully, both independently and
    cooperatively.
THE LATE FRENCH IMMERSION
PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO …

   enable all students to locate, evaluate,
    adapt, create and share information using a
    wide range of sources and technologies.
THE LATE FRENCH IMMERSION
PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO …

   enable all students to demonstrate a better
    understanding of their own and others’
    cultural heritage with a particular emphasis
    on French speaking communities.
TRIP TO UNIVERSITÉ
SAINTE-ANNE

   Each Spring, Grade 7 students participate
    in a 4 day trip where they are totally
    immersed in an authentic French
    environment.
   They interact in French with other HRSB
    Late French Immersion students, and
    enjoy an educational and enjoyable
    cultural event.
PREPARATION AND SUPPORT
FOR PARENTS

   French section of community libraries.
   HRSB website and French links.
   French language television.
   Extracurricular and community activities
    which promote French language and
    culture.
   Encourage your child to read in French.
WHEN CONSIDERING THE LATE
FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM…

• How is your child’s social and
emotional development?
• Does your child have a positive self-
esteem?
• Does your child have major
perceptual or auditory problems?
• Can your child adjust easily to
unfamiliar situations?
USEFUL LINKS

•www.cpf.ca (Canadian Parents for French)
•http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/bgromick/
(To enroll or not to enroll . . . that is the
question)
•www.caslt.org (Canadian Association of
Second Language Teachers)

				
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