French Immersion

French Immersion Program

The French Immersion Program at Western Canada High School is designed for both “early” and “late” immersion students coming from junior high schools. To obtain a Calgary Board of Education Certificate of Achievement in French Immersion, students must take 45 credits in courses taught in French over three years. Fifteen credits must be obtained in French Language Arts. Students may obtain the remaining 30 credits by taking courses in Mathematics and Social Studies. All of these follow the regular Alberta Curriculum but are taught in French. As well as taking immersion courses, students follow the regular program in order to obtain a high school diploma. It is possible for students to obtain the French Immersion Certificate of Achievement as well as the IB Diploma in French. Students should take at least one French Immersion course in every semester.

French, International, & Classic Languages

We believe that:

  • Students in the French Immersion program at Western Canada High School attain proficiency that enables them to live, work, and pursue post-secondary education in French.
  • All students have the opportunity to become bilingual in an inspiring environment that promotes cultural and linguistic excellence. It is a special achievement to maintain a successful standing in three courses offered in French. Those students receive an award of a Certificate of Achievement in French Immersion when they have earned 45 credits, which include FLA 10, 20, 30 and 30 credits in Social Studies 10F, 20F, 30F and Math 10F, 20F, 30F, 31F.
  • In this era of growing interest in global affairs and international studies, students are fortunate to have the opportunity to study two of the world’s most spoken languages. Students choosing to study French and Spanish may attain an intermediate to advanced level of fluency by taking the courses that are offered at Western. Students of Spanish heritage who speak Spanish at home may choose to do Spanish 30IB/H, 31IB/H or 35IB/H.
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