French as a Second Language

FSL programs

Student teaching studentsElementary Core Program

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) offers Core French (CF) from Grades 4 to 8, as well as in secondary school.

Facts:

  • Elementary students receive 200 minutes of French each week (approximately 600 hours by the end of Grade 8).
  • Secondary students study French for 375 minutes each week (one semester).
  • Secondary students must earn one credit in French to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma to graduate.

The following are sample expectations from the Ontario Curriculum for French as a Second Language:

Listening

  • To understand: determine meaning in a variety of oral French texts, using appropriate listening strategies.
  • To interact: interpret messages accurately while interacting in French for a variety of purposes and with diverse audiences.

Speaking

  • Converse with a variety of simple expressions to talk about familiar topics.
  • Speak with a variety of vocabulary and expressions to discuss ideas, feelings, and opinions.

Reading

  • Identify the purpose(s) and characteristics of a variety of text forms (fictional, informational, graphic, and media forms).

Writing

  • Write in French in a variety of forms (example: journal, emails, registration forms, personal letters, etc).
  • Use knowledge of vocabulary, language conventions, and stylistic elements to communicate clearly and effectively.

Elementary Immersion Program

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) offers French Immersion (FI) from Grades 1 to 8. See the table below for a list of designated schools that offer the program:

Area School and grades available Grades taught in French Contact
Bracebridge
Monck Public School (K-8)
1 to 8
705-645-9986
Haliburton
Stuart Baker Elementary School (K-3)
1 to 3
705-457-1342
Haliburton
J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School (4-8)
4 to 8
705-457-2922
Huntsville
Huntsville Public School (K-8)
5 to 8
705-789-2318
Huntsville
Riverside Public School (K-8)
1 to 4
705-789-2282
Lindsay
Central Senior School (7-8)
7 to 8
705-324-4352
Lindsay
Leslie Frost Public School (K-6)
1 to 6
705-324-5602

A student’s French proficiency skills may be maximized as the amount of instructional time and level of intensity are significantly increased. The amount of instructional time taught in French in each grade level is as follows:

  • Grades 1-3 – 80 per cent of instructional time is taught in French. The remainder of the time is filled depending on staffing and school-based decisions.
  • Grades 4-6 – 60 per cent of instructional time is taught in French. Math and an English language period are introduced, but the remainder of the English allotment is filled depending on staffing and school-based decisions.
  • Grades 7-8 – 50 per cent of instructional time is taught in French. Math and an English language period are introduced, but the remainder of the English allotment is filled depending on staffing and school-based decisions.

 

Secondary Program

The available FSL programs available to secondary students are dependant on which area of the Board you are located in and the number of students currently enrolled in the program.

Below is a list of programs available for the current school year:

Area School and grades available FSL program offered Contact
Bracebridge
Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School
French Immersion/Core
705-645-4496
Fenelon Falls
Fenelon Falls Secondary School
Core
705-887-2018
Gravenhurst
Gravenhurst High School
Core
705-687-2283
Haliburton
Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Extended French/Core
705-457-2950
Huntsville
Huntsville High School
French Immersion/Core
705-789-5594
Lindsay
IE Weldon Secondary School
French Immersion/Core
705-324-3585
Lindsay
Lindsay Collegiate & Vocational Institute
Core
705-324-3556

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