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French as a Second Language 

What are the FSL programs?

Renfrew County District School Board believes French is no longer just the object of instruction; it is the language of instruction. Students use the target language to complete specific tasks or solve problems presented within authentic and meaningful social contexts.

We also believe the ability to speak and understand French allows students to communicate with French-speaking people in Canada and around the world, to understand and appreciate the history and evolution of their cultures, and to develop and benefit from a competitive advantage in the workforce.The Renfrew County District School board supports and promotes the Ontario Ministry of Education's vision  in all of its French language programs:

"Students will 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."

(The Ontario Curriculum, French as A Second Language, Revised,   Core French, Grades 4-8, Extended French, Grades 4-8, French Immersion, Grades 1-8.  2013, p.6.)

  • Core French - Students learn French as a subject. At the elementary level, students must accumulate a minimum of 600 hours of French instruction by the end of Grade 8. At the secondary level, academic, applied and open courses are offered for Grades 9 and 10; university preparation and open courses are offered for Grades 11 and 12.
  • Extended French - Students learn French as a subject and French serves as the language of instruction in at least one other subject. At the elementary level, at least 25 per cent of all instruction is provided in French. At the secondary level, academic courses are offered for Grades 9 and 10; university preparation courses are offered for Grades 11 and 12. In the Extended French program, students accumulate seven credits in French: four are FSL language courses and three are other subjects in which French is the language of instruction.
  • French Immersion - Students learn French as a subject and French serves as the language of instruction in two or more other subjects. At the elementary level, at least 50 per cent of all instruction is provided in French. At the secondary level, academic and applied courses are offered for Grades 9 and 10; university preparation and open courses are offered for Grades 11 and 12. In the French Immersion program, students accumulate ten credits in French: four are FSL language courses and six are other subjects in which French is the language of instruction.

French Programs in Family of Schools:

Family of Schools

Type of Program

Arnprior Family of Schools

 

Walter Zadow Public School

79 Ottawa St.

Arnprior, ON

613-623-4235

JK/SK Extended French Program

French Immersion (grades 4 to 8)

Core French

Deep River Family of Schools

Mackenzie Community School

87 Brockhouse Way

Deep River, ON

613-584-3361

Grades 5 to 8 Extended French Program

Core French

Opeongo Family of Schools

Cobden Public School

16 Cowley Street

Cobden, ON

613-646-2271

Grade 4 Pilot French Immersion
Grades 5 and 6 French Immersion / Grade 7 and 8 Extended French 

Core French

Pembroke Family of Schools

Highview Public School

320 Herbert Street

Pembroke, ON

613-732-8761

Grades 5 to 8 French Immersion  

Core French

Rockwood Public School

11588 Round Lake Road

Pembroke, ON

613-732-3789

French Immersion (Grades 5 to 8)

Core French

Petawawa Family of Schools

Herman Street Public School

15 Herman St

Petawawa, ON

613-687-2457

 

 

Valour JK-12 School

19 Leeder Lane

Pembroke, ON

613-687-2121

 

JK/SK French Immersion

Core French

 

 

 

JK to Grade 8 French Immersion

Core French
French Immersion Grade 9 to 12

Renfrew Family of Schools

Central Public School

140 Munroe Ave.

East Renfrew, ON

613-432-3627

 

JK, SK, Grade 1, Grade 2  French Immersion

Grades 5 and 6 French Immersion

Core French

Renfrew Intermediate School

184 Bonnechere St. S.

Renfrew, ON

613-432-4858

French Immersion Grade 7 and 8

Core French

Information Nights

French immersion information nights are a great way to learn more about the benefits of the program and determine its suitability for students. School educators discuss how to support students.

For more information on French immersion, please contact your school principal.

Additional Resources

Administrative Procedure 211- French as a Second Language (PDF, 18 kB)

Ministry of Education French as a Second Language Curriculum