Late French Immersion is a unique, exciting opportunity for students in Grade 7. This Alternative Program gives students interested in French a chance to develop oral and written competencies in the language, while simultaneously learning the provincial curriculum. Once they have embarked on the adventure of Late French Immersion, students will find multiple opportunities that result from learning French.

French as a Second Language is studied 2-3 hours a week. On the other hand, Late French Immersion provides students the opportunity to read, listen, write and communicate in French in academic subjects: Social Studies, French Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.

Late French Immersion offers students a formal classroom environment for learning French through creative and innovative lessons. To complement our classroom work, students will have opportunities for hands-on learning, presentations, clubs, camps, debates and field trips.

Registration

Please visit our How to Register page for registration forms.

Why Choose Late French Immersion?

Advantages of Learning a Second Language

  • It opens more options in high school, university or college
  • It gives a competitive edge in the job market
  • It develops excellent learning and listening skills
  • It increases cognitive abilities

Characteristics of Our Students

  • Creative & Critical Thinkers
  • Self-Motivated
  • Strong Family Involvement and Support

Facts about Late French Immersion

Many students begin knowing little to no French. Instructional strategies and materials are designed with this in mind. While Late French Immersion students are expected to cover the same academic material as regular English program students, in the first year or two, some of the more complex content in some subject areas may be adapted. These are revisited in later months and years when students’ language skills have increased.

Most students are comfortable with their new language and use it with relative ease by the end of Grade 7. Late French Immersion and Early French Immersion students are combined in Grade 9.

By then, students have reached a good level of written and spoken French.

FAQs about Late French Immersion

Is previous knowledge of French required?

No, none at all!

What is required?

Strong listening skills, willingness to take risks and make mistakes, good organizational skills, consistent school attendance and daily homework completion.

How will I be able to understand the teacher if I don’t speak French?

Your teachers will use repetition, visual cues, technology, modified resources, dramatization and words lexically similar to English and many other strategies. Extra help is often available during lunch time and at mutually agreed on times.

Is the curriculum the same as in English?

Yes. There are 5 core subjects in the Immersion Program with the addition of French Language Arts.

Is the delivery of curriculum similar to the English program?

In many ways the format resembles the one used in the English program: lectures with explanations and examples, discussions, collaborative work, oral presentations, research for projects, reading, dramatizations, games, presentations, reviews, tests, and homework.

Our School

Elboya School is a K-9 school with K-9 Regular English, Grade 5 Intensive French, 5-9 Continuing French Immersion and 7-9 Late French Immersion Program. Learning and Teaching are our first priorities in a dynamic, challenging learning climate.

School Profile

  • Elementary & Junior High students work and learn together;
  • Options include: Band, Environmental & Outdoor Education, Woodworking, Drama, Art, Maker Space, Robotic and Communications Technology;
  • Activities include Intramurals, clubs, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Track and Field teams, Spirit days, assemblies, student selected fundraising, etc.
  • Excellent Learning Commons and technology with French and English resource;
  • Brand new state of the art Band and Music room;
  • Elboya House System: Buzzards, Snowy Owls, Night Hawks, Ospreys;
  • Junior high cafeteria, elementary lunch program;
  • Resource support for students in French and English.

Late French Immersion Program

Late French Immersion is a unique, exciting opportunity for students in Grade 7. This Alternative Program gives students interested in French a chance to develop oral and written competencies in the language, while simultaneously learning the provincial curriculum. Once they have embarked on the adventure of Late French Immersion, students will find multiple opportunities that result from learning French.

French as a Second Language is studied 2-3 hours a week. On the other hand, Late French Immersion provides students the opportunity to read, listen, write and communicate in French in academic subjects: Social Studies, French Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.

Late French Immersion offers students a formal classroom environment for learning French through creative and innovative lessons. To complement our classroom work, students will have opportunities for hands-on learning, presentations, clubs, camps, debates and field trips.

Registration

Please visit our How to Register page for registration forms.

Why Choose Late French Immersion?

Advantages of Learning a Second Language

  • It opens more options in high school, university or college
  • It gives a competitive edge in the job market
  • It develops excellent learning and listening skills
  • It increases cognitive abilities

Characteristics of Our Students

  • Creative & Critical Thinkers
  • Self-Motivated
  • Strong Family Involvement and Support

Facts about Late French Immersion

Many students begin knowing little to no French. Instructional strategies and materials are designed with this in mind. While Late French Immersion students are expected to cover the same academic material as regular English program students, in the first year or two, some of the more complex content in some subject areas may be adapted. These are revisited in later months and years when students’ language skills have increased.

Most students are comfortable with their new language and use it with relative ease by the end of Grade 7. Late French Immersion and Early French Immersion students are combined in Grade 9.

By then, students have reached a good level of written and spoken French.

FAQs about Late French Immersion

Is previous knowledge of French required?

No, none at all!

What is required?

Strong listening skills, willingness to take risks and make mistakes, good organizational skills, consistent school attendance and daily homework completion.

How will I be able to understand the teacher if I don’t speak French?

Your teachers will use repetition, visual cues, technology, modified resources, dramatization and words lexically similar to English and many other strategies. Extra help is often available during lunch time and at mutually agreed on times.

Is the curriculum the same as in English?

Yes. There are 5 core subjects in the Immersion Program with the addition of French Language Arts.

Is the delivery of curriculum similar to the English program?

In many ways the format resembles the one used in the English program: lectures with explanations and examples, discussions, collaborative work, oral presentations, research for projects, reading, dramatizations, games, presentations, reviews, tests, and homework.

Our School

Elboya School is a K-9 school with K-9 Regular English, Grade 5 Intensive French, 5-9 Continuing French Immersion and 7-9 Late French Immersion Program. Learning and Teaching are our first priorities in a dynamic, challenging learning climate.

School Profile

  • Elementary & Junior High students work and learn together;
  • Options include: Band, Environmental & Outdoor Education, Woodworking, Drama, Art, Maker Space, Robotic and Communications Technology;
  • Activities include Intramurals, clubs, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Badminton, Track and Field teams, Spirit days, assemblies, student selected fundraising, etc.
  • Excellent Learning Commons and technology with French and English resource;
  • Brand new state of the art Band and Music room;
  • Elboya House System: Buzzards, Snowy Owls, Night Hawks, Ospreys;
  • Junior high cafeteria, elementary lunch program;
  • Resource support for students in French and English.
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