French As A Second Language (FSL)

French as a Second Language Programs in the HWCDSB

“ A considerable body of research shows that second-language learning provides significant cognitive and academic benefits. It is known to enhance first-language and overall literacy skills and to provide a foundation for the learning of additional languages. There is also evidence that learning another language can help in the development of interpersonal and social skills. “ (A Framework for French as a Second Language in Ontario Schools K-12, 2013)

We offer Core French and French Immersion in the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board:

Core French

Core French is offered from Grades 4 to 12 in our schools. Students receive 40 minutes of Core French instruction a day from grades 4 to 8. Core French is mandatory up to Grade 9 and students can opt to take it up to Grade 12.

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More Information and Contact

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If you have questions about French as a Second Language programs in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, please contact Teresa Cho, French as a Second Language Consultant, K-12 at [email protected] or (905) 525-2930 extension 4062.