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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Access article here. French immersion 30 years later French immersion most popular in the Maritimes More girls enrol in immersion Immersion students outperform non-immersion students in reading French immersion students tend to have higher socio-economic status backgrounds The role of self-selection and other possible factors References French immersion programs were introduced into Canadian schools in […]

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It’s All French to Me! It’s All French to Me! (How can I help my child if I don’t speak French?) Adapted from cpf.bc.ca/vannorth/attachments/068_HowCanIHelp.pdf The French Immersion program is designed for children who do not speak French at home, so don’t worry at all if you do not speak French. Here are just a few […]

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Access Article here. By Robert William McCaul 11 February 2016 – 09:11 Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen, and the implications they have for the language classroom.  If you’ve ever doubted whether you’re a good language learner, then bear in mind that you’ve already learned one […]

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Glenn McDonald HUMAN Jul 30, 2016 06:00 AM ET Have you been wanting to pick up a new language? It’s never too late! You might be surprised at how our brains learn second languages. Guten tag, Seekers! Interesting news this week from the linguistics desk. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that, while it’s […]

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Access the article here University of New Brunswick’s Joseph Dicks says restore Grade 1 entry point for French immersion By Daniel McHardie, CBC News Posted: Sep 05, 2014 9:12 AM AT Last Updated: Sep 05, 2014 9:12 AM AT Students returned to school earlier this week and the future of the province’s education system has been […]

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By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver Thursday, January 7, 2016 4:36:39 PST PM New Westminster is among several B.C. school districts signing on to an online French learning platform that allows students to use their computers to explore a virtual campus — with live tutors helping with homework. It’s called Voila Learning, and according to company […]

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