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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Accédez au guide   À propos de ce guide Ce carnet de bord a été conçu dans le but de vous soutenir dans l’animation des clubs de devoirs à Toronto. Ces programmes d’accompagnement éducatif sont proposés gratuitement aux élèves inscrits dans un programme d’immersion française à Toronto. L’objectif premier de ces clubs est d’aider les élèves de même […]

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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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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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Have you been to an Edu-Connect Workshop offered by Voilà Learning thanks to the Parents Reaching Out grant? Some key resources : WORKSHOP 1: Back to School Basics and School-Based Activities WATCH THE VIDEO – Back to School Nutrition Basics – School Year Calendar, 2015-2016 – Simple Steps to your child’s success – More Student […]

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