Late French Immersion

Late French Immersion (LFI) with a Grade 7 Entry Point (approximately 70% of learning time in French)

Late French Immersion is a Regional, Optional French Program designed for all students who are willing to make a long-term commitment to the program. The Late French Immersion Program begins in Grade 7 and ordinarily lasts until Grade 12. The language of instruction is French except for Physical Education, Music, Tech Ed and Family Studies which are usually taught in English. Students spend from 70-75 percent of their time learning in French. Language Arts instruction is in both French (20 percent of learning time) and English (10 percent). At the senior high level, immersion students must successfully complete 9 immersion courses (38 to 43 percent of learning time) in order to earn a French Immersion Certificate.

Although the Late French Immersion Program begins in Grade 7 with the intent of continuing until Grade 12, if any Late French Immersion class dips below 15 students, and a combined class is not possible, the class may be discontinued. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be informed in advance if this appears necessary. At the senior high level, course offerings in French will also depend on student enrolment. The availability of qualified teachers will also be an important factor in how many courses may be offered.

Late French Immersion Locations:

  • Redcliff Middle School in Bible Hill (Grade 7, as long as numbers warrant)
  • Bible Hill Junior High School (Grades 8 & 9)
  • Cobequid Educational Centre (Grades 10-12)

Download and review the Late French Immersion Program Information Sheet here.

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