|What is it?||French as a second language programs (publicly funded) JK to Gr 12|
|Area of focus||French as a second language|
|Agency/ Provider||Toronto District School Board (TDSB)|
The TDSB offers a variety of French as a Second Language Programs in elementary and secondary schools. The programs are designed for students who do not speak French at home. In addition to the Core French program provided in all schools, the TDSB offers two specialized French programs:
French Immersion – An Early French Immersion Program (SK entry) and a Middle French Immersion Program (Grade 4 entry) are available. It offers 100% French instruction in the classroom until the end of grade 3, although some specialist subjects may be taught in English. English instruction is gradually introduced beginning in grade 4 until it becomes a half-day program from Grades 6-8.
Extended French – A Junior Extended French Program (Grade 4 entry) and an Intermediate Extended French Program (Grade 7 entry) are available. The Junior Extended French program begins at the grade 4 level. Students in this program spend 50% of their day in French instruction from grade 4-8 at the Extended French school. The subjects taught in French are French Language Arts, Social Studies and The Arts. English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are taught in English.
|Communities Served||These programs are open to all students. Application to these programs is made online the year the student is in JK (FI) or Grade 3 (EF). For eligibility requirements see website just below.|
|Languages Served||French and English|
Families interested in learning more about French Extended programs for the 2016-17 school year may attend information evenings at French Extended schools across the system. For the schedule, go to Information Evenings on above website.
For general inquiries: Tel 416-397-3000; Email GeneralInquiries@TDSB.on.ca
Toronto District School Board
|Client Outreach and Support Tips||Admission to the programs is an online application process. It is not a first-come, first-served process. All late applicants will be placed on a waitlist. To learn more about the application process and deadlines: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/SchoolChoices/FrenchPrograms/ApplicationProcess.aspx|