Posted on: 11/6/17
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to Hold Public Information Meetings for 2018-2019 French Immersion Program
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a series of public information meetings in Mississauga and Brampton for parents and guardians interested in enrolling their children in the board's French Immersion Program for the 2018-2019 school year. The information sessions are intended to provide parents and guardians with an overview of our French Immersion Program, the criteria for admittance, and changes that can be expected from the regular program.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board offers the French Immersion Program starting in Grade 1 at eight school sites. Students registered in this program will spend 90% of their day learning in the French language. All subjects and activities in the French Immersion classroom, except for Religion and Family Life, are delivered in French. In Grades 2 and 3, 70% of the instruction is in French, with the proportion of English increasing to 50% in later years.
Students in the French Immersion Program usually attain a mid-range level of competency in the language. This means that after at least 4,510 hours of French instruction during their school career, the student should be able to read newspapers and books, with the occasional help of a dictionary, as well as watch and understand radio and television news and other programs. The student should also be able to participate adequately in conversation, demonstrate knowledge of the culture, society, customs, economy, government and institutions of a French-speaking community and, after a few months' residence, function quite well in a French-speaking community.
Online registration will begin following the French Immersion information sessions with the deadline for submissions to be announced. Should the number of applications exceed the number of spaces available, a centralized, computer generated random selection process will be held following the deadline.
More detailed information will be available at parent/guardian meetings to be held at three French Immersion locations:
|French Immersion Centres||Session Location||Date and Time|
St. Elizabeth Seton
St. Margaret of Scotland
Monday, November 20, 2017
Our Lady of Providence
St. Angela Merici
|St. Angela Merici||Thursday, November 23, 2017|
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
|St. Gregory||Wednesday, November 29, 2017|
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Contact: Micheline Goguen, French Language Consultant, 905-890-0708 ext. 24307