Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) supports the French Immersion Program and intends that the program be inclusive and accessible to all students within the Board. The Board also intends that graduates of a secondary school French as a Second Language (FSL) Program will be able to communicate and function at a certain level of french proficiency that will enable them to pursue work or post-secondary education in french.
The TLDSB currently supports three FSL programs: Core French, Extended French (secondary only), and French Immersion. Participation in FSL programs reflects the diversity of the student population, including students with special education needs and english language learners.
In all FSL programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive to:
- Use french to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings
- Learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures
- Appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community
- Be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups
- Use effective language learning strategies
- Become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens
- It is important that all of our students recognize the relevance of CEFR practices and see themselves along the learning continuum (A1 to B2)
- All of our FSL programs align there practice with the goals of the CEFR, which will ultimately lend itself to our students successfully attempt the DELF proficiency exam in Grade 12
In order to achieve the goals of the elementary and secondary FSL curriculum, students need to acquire a strong oral foundation in the french language and focus on communicating in French.