What is French Immersion?
French Immersion is a program for families who want their
children to learn both English and French fluently.
All subjects are taught in French except for English
Language Arts. The program follows the same curriculum as the English
Most parents with children in French Immersion do not
understand or speak French.
Entry into French Immersion is in Kindergarten and in the
first half of grade 1.
Who is French Immersion for?
French Immersion is for all children! No special
skills are required. It is a public school program just like the English
program. Like in the English program, it is an inclusive program where we make
adaptations to meet the many different needs of our students.
Why choose French Immersion kindergarten for my child?
Learning another language helps expose children to another
culture. It allows them to communicate effectively with people from different
backgrounds. It helps their memory and brain development. It makes it easier to
learn other languages. Learning in the French Immersion program benefits your
children now and in their future life experiences. (?)
How can I support my child in French Immersion?
Be supportive and enthusiastic about learning. Provide many
opportunities for your child to learn in your home language
speaking and reading to them. This can be Punjabi, Tagalog, English or any
other language. Skills learned in one language are transferrable to their
learning of French.
What is a French Immersion milieu?
The program in a French Immersion milieu (which École
Templeton will be) is the same as the program in a dual track school (like
James Nisbet currently is). The only difference is that there will not be a
separate English program in the building.
To learn more:
Manitoba Education and Training @ https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/mychild/immersion/index.html
Canadian Parents for French @ https://cpf.ca/
French for Life @ http://frenchforlife.ca