French as a Second Language

For the 2018-2019 school year, the SCDSB will offer French Immerson (FI)  at 18 elementary schools and EFSL at 10 elementary schools and 9 secondary schools.

FI Designated Sites 2018-19
EFSL Designated Sites 2018-19

Enrolment into the FI program in Grade 1 is limited to a maximum of 40 students per designated FI site. While every effort will be made to accommodate all FI applications, available space and staffing will determine how many students can be registered. Applications will be processed in the order they are received electronically. The electronic application window for French Immersion is now closed for the 2018-19 school year.

For more information, read our French Immersion Guide for Parents and Guardians and French Program Frequently Asked Questions, or call your designated school FI site.


Overview of FSL Programs

 

French Immersion (Grade 1 entry)
  • Students refine French communication skills and expand their knowledge of the language through the study of various subjects. They will participate in conversations and discussions.
  • 5,820 hours of FSL instruction by the end of Grade 8
  • Subjects include French, social studies, arts, health and physical education
  • 10 secondary school courses (4 FSL + 6 other)
Extended French (Grade 5 entry - 2016 last year)
  • Students refine French communication skills and expand their knowledge of the language through the study of various subjects. They will participate easily in conversations and discussions.
  • 1,940 hours of FSL instruction by the end of Grade 8
  • Subjects include French, social studies, arts, health and physical education
  • 7 secondary school courses (4 FSL + 3 other)

Core French (Grade 4 entry)
  • Students develop fundamental French communication skills and an understanding of its culture.
  • 600 hours of FSL instruction by the end of Grade 8
  • 1 compulsory secondary school course

*Students may no longer apply for the EFSL program.For more information, please contact the SCDSB FSL Consultant at 705-896-0583 or email fsl@scdsb.on.ca. ​ ​

Transportation

 

Students attending designated specialized programs (FI/EFSL) in schools outside their regular attendance area are provided with the opportunity for transportation services that are not the same as regular home to school transportation. Read more about transportation for FI and EFSL students.