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Extended French




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**Please contact the appropriate Extended French school directly if you are requesting entry into the Grade 5 Extended French program after the online application deadline.**

Caledon/Dufferin Extended French Locations
Holy Family - Bolton, ON – 905-857-1300
St. Andrew - Orangeville, ON – 519-942-0262

Brampton Extended French Locations
St. Anne - Brampton (West), ON – 905-459-7621
St. Jean Brebeuf - Brampton (East), ON – 905-791-8529
St. Monica - Brampton (Central), ON – 905-454-6346

Mississauga Extended French Locations
San Lorenzo Ruiz - Mississauga (Central), ON – 905-501-0400
St. Christopher - Mississauga (South), ON – 905-822-0721
St. Philip - Mississauga (South East), ON – 905-306-8420
St. Rose of Lima - Mississauga (North Central), ON – 905-828-4076
St. Therese of the Child Jesus - Mississauga (North), ON – 905-785-0066
St. Thomas More - Mississauga (East), ON – 905-279-6472

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Extended French Program begins in Grade 5 and continues up to Grade 12. The program provides students with the means to develop more advances French skills, enabling them to communicate effectively in speech and in writing, as they receive 1,900 hours of instruction by the end of Grade 8.


Elementary Extended French

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer the Extended French Program at 11 Elementary school locations. 

In January 2021, virtual Extended French Information Sessions for parents/guardians took place.

Here is a link to the presentation: Grade 5 Extended French Presentation
The “How-to” videos shared during the Extended French Presentation can be found in the slide deck using the above link.

2021 -2022 Grade 5 Extended French Application Package
The Registration Package for the 2021 -2022 Grade 5 Extended French Program consists of the following items (which should be downloaded, saved and submitted as part of the Grade 5 Extended French application):

Click on the links below to access fillable PDF version of each component below.

1. Request for Grade 5 Extended French Registration Form
2. Grade 4 Student Information Sheet - Part A (Student and Parent Reflection)
3. Grade 4 Student Information Sheet - Part B (Completed by the Classroom Teacher and FSL Teacher)
4. Signed Grade 4 Term 1 Report Card (PDF version)***

Elementary students should attend the Extended French School in their designated area. Please click on the appropriate link below to apply for the 2021 -2022 Grade 5 Extended French Program at the appropriate school. Online applications will be accepted from February 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. until February 16, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Currently, online Extended French applications are closed.  Please contact the appropriate Extended French school if you are still interested in applying to the 2021 – 2022 Grade 5 Extended French program.

To find the list of elementary schools that feed into each designated Extended French location see the chart below:

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For a list of maps of Extended French location boundaries, please click on the locations below:

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For more information about applying and registering to the Extended French Program,
call 905-890-0708 ext. 24332.


Transportation is currently provided for students living within the approved boundaries of an Extended French school. Please note that transportation reviews take place on a yearly basis. Please contact STOPR for more detailed information about transportation to Extended French locations. If you live in the Dufferin area, please contact the Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services


Eligibility for Entry into Extended French

Entry into the Dufferin-Peel Extended French program begins in Grade 5. Students who wish to enter the Grade 5 Extended French program must be eligible to attend a Dufferin-Peel school.

Parents/Guardians who wish to enroll their child in an Extended French program after the Grade 5 entry point, can do so only if:

a)  Space at the Extended French School is available, and; 
b)  The student was previously enrolled or currently enrolled in an Extended French Program, and/or;
c)  ​The student can demonstrate appropriate French language proficiency​.


For more information about applying and registering in DPCDSB's Extended French Program for the 2021-2022 school year, please attend the Extended French Information Virtual Sessions (January 2021) or contact the Program Department FSL Secretary, Diane Dumoulin at 905-890-0708 ext. 24332.

Secondary Extended French

Secondary Extended French Locations receive students for the Elementary Extended French locations that feed into their boundaries.  For a list of the elementary Extended French schools that feed into the secondary Extended French schools, please see the charts below:

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Click here​ for approved Extended French Boundary map for Dufferin and Caledon.

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Click here for approved Extended French Boundary map for Brampton.

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Click here​ for approved Extended French Boundary map for Mississauga.

Why choose Extended French?

The aims of the Extended French program are:

  • To have an understanding of the cultures of French speaking societies
  • To be functionally bilingual by the end of Grade 12
  • To develop strong skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in French

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The Extended French program is open to ALL students

Various ministry documents such as the FSL Framework​ confirm that FSL programs are for all students. The FSL curriculum policy documents (Elementary/Secondary​) outline program and planning considerations to meet the needs of all students. They prescribe the importance of supporting all learners in FSL and include information about appropriate instructional approaches [1].

There are many considerations and factors, which help parents and/or guardians, make an informed decision about the Extended French program for their child. These are:​

Enjoys and plays with language (rhyming and word games)

Listens effectively (i.e. retell or explain a story in sequence)

Displays strong communication skills (listening and speaking) in their mother tongue

Follows directions and instructions

Identifies and prints name, the alphabet and some words

Demonstrates an awareness of individual sounds and sound patterns

Cooperates with others and works /plays well in groups

Perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges

Looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities

Demonstrates a willingness to take risks

Demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning

Approaches new tasks with a positive attitude

Regular attendance (known as a strong indicator for success)

These qualities encourage good learning habits in ALL subject areas. ​

How can I help my child in Extended French? 

Many parents may have a limited background in French or may not speak the language at all. Parents do not need to know any French to support their children in Extended French. Instead, parents can give their children the most help by providing encouragement and positive support.
The FSL curriculum documents (Elementary/Secondary) state that parent can also: 

  • Encourage their children to talk, read, and write at home in their first lan​guage to strengthen their first-language skills, which are the foundation for learning French.
  • Read aloud to their children either in their first language or in French.
  • Encourage their children to write in French (e.g., shopping lists, stories, a letter).
  • Go to the library with their children to borrow books, music, and DVDs in their first language and in French, and talk about them with their children.
  • Join a local group to meet other parents and to find out about French resources and cultural opportunities in the community. [2][3]

​For further information about parental support in FSL programs, parent(s)/guardian(s) can access the Canadian Parents for French website or can visit this ministry parent guide. Please click here an Extended French program FAQ page. 
1. Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs, 2015
2. FSL Elementary curriculum (2013)
3. FSL Secondary curriculum (2014) ​
For more information about applying and registering to the Extended French Program, call Diane Dumoulin, Bilingual Program Secretary at 905-890-0708 ext. 24332.


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