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French Second Language (FSL) Programs

The Department of Education, through school districts, has authorized the following French Second Language (FSL) programs:

Universal K-3: all children will learn together and will be introduced to French culture and language through a series of learning modules integrated into the curriculum

Grade 1 Early Immersion: Children who entered Grade 1 early immersion in September 2007 or earlier will be grandfathered, and may remain in the program they chose; those who did not choose immersion will enter Grade 5 Intensive French, and will have the choice of Post-Intensive French or Grade 6 Late Immersion, where program offered.

Grade 3 Immersion: this program is built on an Early Immersion methodology with 80% instruction in French.

English Prime: the non-immersion program for students in grades 3 through 5;

  • Pre-Intensive French: a component of Grade 4 in the English Prime program in which students will have 150 minutes per week of French in blocks of 50 to 60 minutes;
  • Intensive French: a component of Grade 5 in the English Prime program in which students will learn French through a literacy-based approach for about 70 per cent of their day over half the school year; the other half of the year will be conducted in English, with an accelerated curriculum and French instruction in concentrated blocks. Math will be taught in English all year.
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Grade 6 Late Immersion: Students in Late French Immersion will have 70% of their instruction in French in grades 6 through 8, and 50% in grades 9 and 10.

English Prime with Post-Intensive French: the non-immersion program for students in grades 6 through 10 in which students take 200 minutes of French in two or three concentrated blocks each week in grades 6 through 8, and students will take one course per year in grades 9 and 10.

Schools offering the Grade 3 Immersion Entry Point

  • A.H. McLeod
  • Bessborough
  • Birchmount
  • Claude D Taylor
  • Edith Cavell
  • Evergreen Park
  • Forest Glen
  • Frank L Bowser
  • Lou MacNarin
  • Magnetic Hill
  • Northrop Frye
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Riverview East
  • Salem Elementary
  • Salisbury Elementary
  • Shediac Cape
  • West Riverview

Schools offering Grade 6 Late Immersion

  • Birchmount (includes grade 6 registrations from Queen Elizabeth and grades 6,7 and 8 students from Beaverbrook)
  • Caledonia
  • Evergreen Park
  • Hillcrest
  • JMA/Salisbury Middle
  • Lewisville Middle
  • Petitcodiac Regional
  • Port Elgin
  • Riverview East
  • Sunny Brae
  • Riverview Middle