In a post-industrial society, echoes of the past are most apparent in perhaps the most sacred of places, our schools. Here, the most vulnerable of our society are entrusted into the system with hopes that they will grow into successful humans, whatever that may look like in twenty or so odd years. While glancing into […]

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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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“This video was created by the Institute for Innovation in Second Language Education at Edmonton Public Schools to support the promotion and expansion of the French immersion programs and increase awareness of the benefits of learning French. The French for Life! DVD provides schools with a new promotional tool to share key features of the […]

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“Tu es à la recherche d’une expérience de travail rémunéré en milieu scolaire? Est-ce que l’opportunité de voyager au Canada et de faire connaître ta culture t’intéresse? Participe à Odyssée! ——————————— Are you looking for a paid work experience in a school environment? Does the opportunity to travel throughout Canada, and share your culture appeal […]

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“The Ontario branch of Canadian Parents for French has produced a parent engagement video in English on how to support your child in French Second Language (FSL) programs, Kindergarten to Grade 8: Core French, Extended French and French Immersion.”

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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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