Not only is French one of Canada’s two official languages, but French is spoken around the world, hence it is greatly beneficial for all Canadian students to be familiar with it. Learning a second language such as French can improve a student’s English or other first language, as well as other cognitive skills.
- In Core French, French is taught as a unique subject.
- In Extended French, French is studied as a subject and is the language of instruction in at least 25% of other subjects in the curriculum.
- In French Immersion, French is studied as a subject and is the language of instruction in at least 50% of other subjects in the curriculum.
Core French is compulsory for students from Grade 4 through Grade 8. Secondary students must earn one French credit in order to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements.
In all French programs, there are three core focus areas:
- French Oral Communication
- French Reading
- French Writing
According to the French as a Second Language curriculum, students improve their French language skills with every hour of instruction they receive in the French language.
Learning French can provide students with competitive advantages including:
- an increased ability to communicate in the global marketplace
- a better understanding of other languages and cultures
- the option to pursue bilingual career opportunities in Canada and around the world
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