Middle French Immersion

Middle French Immersion (MFI) with a Grade 4 Entry Point (Celtic Family of Schools only) (approx. 70% of learning time in French)

Middle French Immersion is an optional French program designed for all students. A Middle French Immersion program begins in Grade 4 and ordinarily lasts until Grade 12.  From Grade 4-6, the language of instruction is French except for Physical Education and Music which are usually taught in English.  At the junior high level, Social Studies, Math, Science and Personal Development and Relationships instruction are in French.  Language Arts instruction is in both French (20 percent of learning time) and English (10 percent).  At the senior high level, French Immersion students must successfully complete at least nine courses in French over three years to receive a French Immersion certificate.

Although the Middle French Immersion program begins in Grade Four, with the intent of continuing until Grade 12, if any Middle 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 enrolments.  The availability of qualified teachers will also be an important factor in which and how many courses may be offered.

Middle French Immersion Locations:

Provided that there is sufficient interest, the program will be offered at:

  • West Pictou Consolidated

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