Access the article here 21 March 2016 The advantages of bilingualism have been demonstrated in countless studies, several of them indicating that exposure to more than one language can have positive social and cognitive effects on children. In Ontario and throughout Canada, enrolment in French immersion classes keeps growing in popularity. In 2016, the French […]

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Bilingualism as a Life Experience WHAT WE’RE LEARNING ABOUT THE LASTING COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF SPEAKING TWO LANGUAGES BY BARI WALSH, ON OCTOBER 1, 2015 4:20 PM What do we know about bilingualism? Much of what we once thought we knew — that speaking two languages is confusing for children, that it poses cognitive challenges best […]

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High demand and shortage of teachers force boards to consider changes to the optional program. VINCE TALOTTA / THE TORONTO STAR French Immersion students in class under the supervision of their teacher Melissa Morehouse at Elmlea Public School. By: Kristin Rushowy Education Reporter, Published on Sun Nov 22 2015 Too many students. Not enough teachers. […]

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This CBC article cites studies by cognitive researchers at the University of Edinburgh and York University who demonstrate that learning a second language helps to improve brain function and preserve it at all ages. Bilingual speakers are shown to perform executive functions such as attention and selection at a higher level than unilingualists, because in […]

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Including STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS in FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Programs This guide, Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs,  is a companion resource to A Framework for FSL, K–12,  created by the Ministry of Education. It focuses on the inclusion of all students in French as […]

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Explore Post-Secondary Programs here   The high school years are among the most important for students. Students must choose a career path, uncover their interests and talents, and plan ahead for their post-secondary future. This site of the provincial government  provides high school students with links to both bilingual and French-language post-secondary institutions in Ontario. It is divided […]

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Explore this resource “Welcome to the wonderful world of French Immersion! To help you take your first steps in your child’s journey with French Immersion, we have compiled a quick and easy reference guide designed to make this transition as smooth as possible. Even the most involved immersion parents or guardians have, at times, felt […]

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“Test and certify your French-language skills with the DELF (diplôme d’études en langue française: for beginners and intermediate-level learners) and DALF (diplôme approfondi de langue française: for advanced learners) examinations. The DELF and DALF are six separate diplomas issued by the French Ministry for National Education to certify the language skills of persons whose mother […]

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The period of back-to-school madness has passed, and now the real work begins: homework, projects and other time-consuming school obligations. For students learning French, it is crucial that they have the tools and support they need to succeed in a second language learning environment. Parents are not always in a position to help their children […]

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