French Immersion & Extended French

French Immersion & Extended French
In the French Immersion and Extended French programmes, 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.

Students will develop their speaking skills in rehearsed and spontaneous settings, read, listen to and interact with authentic materials destined for Francophone audience, and develop their writing skills in a variety of ways. By the end of the four-year programme, students will be able to take courses in university or college in which French is the language of instruction. They will be able to function in a French-speaking community, as well as accept employment in which French is the working language.

Students who have been enrolled in the French Immersion programme in grade 8 are eligible for the French Immersion programme at GCI. In grade 9, French Immersion students are required to take French (FIF1DI) and Géographie (CGC1DF). Students may also wish to select electives in French to start working toward the 10 French credits required to receive French Immersion certification, such as Business Technologies (BTT1OF) or Food and Nutrition (HFN1OF).

For more information, please consult the following documents:

Why consider Extended or Immersion French
French Immersion & Extended French Scope & Sequence

French Immersion Scope and Sequence updated

Why consider Extended or Immersion French