French as a Second Language

Our vision

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Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) French Immersion Programs are inclusive and accessible to all students within the Board, in hopes that graduating students of the French as a Second Language (FSL) Program will be able to communicate and function at a certain level of French proficiency that will enable them to pursue work or post-secondary education in French.

Our goals

In all FSL programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive to:

  • Use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings.
  • Learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures.
  • Appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community.
  • Be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups.
  • Use effective language learning strategies.
  • Become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.
  • Recognize the relevance of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) practices and see themselves along the learning continuum.

All of our FSL programs align their practice with the goals of the CEFR, which will ultimately lend itself to our students successfully attempt the Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF) proficiency exam in Grade 12.

In order to achieve the goals of the elementary and secondary FSL curriculum, students need to acquire a strong oral foundation in the French language and focus on communicating in French.

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