French Immersion

FRENCH IMMERSION

 L’École Secondaire Sentinel offers bilingual instruction to students enrolled in the French Immersion program.

Early French Immersion is for students who have received their primary and intermediate level of instruction in French. The amount of French instruction at the secondary level varies according to the grade. As students’ progress through the program, the amount of prescribed instructional time in French is reduced: Grades 8 and 9 = 50%, Grade 10 = 38%, Grades 11 and 12 = 25%.

French Immersion students will have the opportunity to participate in many excursions and cultural experiences in French throughout their courses.

Please Note: The curriculum for Français langue is outlined on pages 75 and 76, whereas the curricula for Social Studies, Science and Mathematics can be found with the English equivalents. They are the same as the English stream, except that the language of instruction is French.

BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of a minimum of 13 immersion courses will give the student a bilingual certificate by the end of Grade 12. Students earning credit for 15 courses will receive a bilingual certificate with recognition.

Grade 8 Early

Français langue 8

Sciences humaines 8

Sciences 8

Mathématiques 8

Grade 8 Late

Français langue 8

Sciences humaines 8

Sciences 8

Mathématiques 8

Early and late French Immersion courses are merged in Grade 9

Grade 9

Français langue 9

Sciences humaines 9

Sciences 9

Mathématiques 9

Grade 10

Français langue 10

Sciences humaines 10

Sciences 10

Grade 11

Langue et culture de la Francophonie 11

Explorations sciences humaines 11

Grade 12

Français langue Seconde Immersion 12

AP French Language 12

* In senior years, students must take at least three courses including:

Langue et culture de la Francophonie 11 and Français langue et culture 12.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE FULL COMPLEMENT OF COURSES IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE FLUENCY

Some recent graduates share their thoughts about the benefits of the French Immersion program.