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2 Education Program Options to support French language learning 1.English Prime features Learning experiences to introduce French language and culture in Grade 3 Pre-Intensive French in Grade 4 Intensive French in Grade 5 Post-Intensive French Grades 6 through 10 Post-Intensive courses available in Grades 11 and 12 (optional) 2.Grade 3 Immersion - Grades 3 through 12 3.Late French Immersion - Grades 6 through 12

3 Program Options

4 Instructional Time in French Grade English Prime with Intensive French Late Immersion Grade 3 Immersion K-2 minimum 30 minutes weekly 3 80% 410%80% 5 60% one term 10% other term 80% 6-815%70% %50% Blended High School Program for students with a proficiency level of intermediate or above 10% recommended 25% recommended

5 Student Performance Targets English Prime with Intensive French Late ImmersionGrade 3 Immersion Intermediate by Grade 10 Intermediate Plus by Grade 12 Advanced by Grade 12 Performance targets depend upon various factors (e.g., personality, attitude, motivation, French language opportunities). Not all students will reach program target and some will exceed it. Students in Post Intensive French who achieve Intermediate may enrol in any French courses offered at Grades 11 and 12.

6 The Intensive classes use a literacy-based approach focusing on the development of all communication skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) Pre-Intensive French (at Grade 4) minutes per week in 2 or 3 blocks of time; the introductory phase allow students to build initial skills such as speaking in full sentences, reading simple texts and writing short texts English Prime with Intensive French

7 Intensive French – Intensive Block – Approximately 60% of the day or 3 hours 15 minutes per day Intensive French – Less Concentrated Block - two or three times per week for a total of 150 minutes Students speak, read, and write daily on a variety of themes of interest (e.g., me, my family, food, clothing, leisure, activities – sports, music...) Uses a project-based approach English Prime with Intensive French

8 Mathematics, Physical Education, Art, Music – in English all year English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health and Personal Development and Career Planning are taught through a compacted curriculum during non- intensive term English Prime with Intensive French

9 Combined Grade 4/5 Classes: Based on enrolment numbers Grade 4 students would not take Pre-Intensive French in Grade 4 Students entering Grade 4 would be enrolled in Intensive French in both Grades 4 and 5. A curriculum document and supporting resources have been developed for these classes. English Prime with Intensive French

10 Combined Classes Grade 3/4 Based on enrolment numbers In place of the Grade 3 learning experiences, students in combined classes will have the opportunity to take Pre- Intensive French in both Grades 3 and 4 (150 minutes weekly) Content will be adjusted accordingly English Prime with Intensive French

11 Post-Intensive French Grades blocks per week (200 minutes) of French Focuses on further development of oral, reading and writing communication skills Introduction of relevant and age-appropriate themes Post-Intensive French Grades hours per year Tasks are more demanding Reading texts include greater complexity Writing tasks are more complex English Prime with Intensive French

12 Development occurred in consultation with second language experts and school district/school level educators Research on effective instructional practices influenced development 80% of instruction will be in French English language arts instruction will continue to support first language development Resources have been and are being identified to support the program Grade 3 French Immersion Program was introduced in September 2010 Grade 3 French Immersion Overview

13 The Grade 3 year is divided into two blocks: Block One (September - end of November) ‾Initial focus is on the development of French language skills through the exploration of topics such as students’ personal interests, preferences, the school and the community Block Two (December-June) ‾Students learn subjects through French in an integrated approach Grade 3 French Immersion

14 Block 1 Instructional Time: 80% French September - November Grade 3 French Immersion French Literacy Modules880 minutes per week Mathematics in French300 minutes per week English Literacy150 minutes per week Specialties: Art, Music, Physical Education 220 minutes per week (minimum of 60 minutes in French)

15 Block 2 Instructional Time: 80% French December - June Grade 3 French Immersion French Literacy 880 minutes per week 305 minutes per week Science, Social Studies, Health, Personal Development and Career Planning in French Mathematics in French300 minutes per week English Literacy150 minutes per week Specialties: Art, Music, Physical Education 220 minutes per week (minimum of 60 minutes in French)

16 Sema ine Concentration de la langue française Mathématiques (en français) Sujets Spécialisés We ek English Focus 1 Module 1 : Qu’est-ce qui me rend unique? 880 minutes / semaine Nombre: N1, N2 (Possiblement: N3, N4, N5) Régularités et relations: RR1, RR2 Forme et espace: FE1, FE2 Statistiques et probabilité: SP1, SP2 Adresser les autres résultats d’apprentissage pendant le reste de l’année scolaire. À noter: Important de revoir plus profondément les résultats d’apprentissage enseignés lors du Bloc 1. Arts - Musique - Éducation physique (Minimum de 60 minutes en français) 1 Establish routines Literacy and Social Studies (Unit II Peoples) Module 2: Qu’est-ce que ça veut dire vivre ici? 880 minutes / semaine Santé et Formati on personn elle: Les saines habitud es de vie Sc. humaines: Notre place et Formation personnelle: Métiers et carrières Concentration spécifique de la langue Literacy: Language Arts Narrative Texts Literacy and Science (Invisible Forces) Procedural Texts Sciences: Matériaux et structures Literacy and Social Studies (Citizenship) Persuasive Texts Sc. naturelles: La croissance des plantes et leurs changements Perso nal Safety (Englis h) Sc. naturelles: Exploration du sol Literacy: Language Arts

17 Grades 4 and 5: 80% Grades 6, 7, and 8: 70% Grades 9 and 10: 50% Grades 11 and 12: 25% Grade 3 French Immersion Instructional Time in French:

18 Late French Immersion A minimum of 70% of instruction will be in French in grades 6 through 8. Literacy skills will be developed through both French Immersion Language Arts and English Language Arts In grades 9 and 10, a minimum of 50% of the courses are taught in French

19 Emphasis on developing student speaking, reading and writing skills in French at the beginning of the school year to help students transition to learning subjects in French Program is offered where numbers warrant (See Policy 309) French Language Arts Grade 6 Curriculum was revised in 2008 Late French Immersion

20 Blended High School Program Grades 11 and 12: French is compulsory until the end of Grade 10 Students are encouraged to continue French to ensure program proficiency targets Grade 11 and 12 students are encouraged to maintain at least 25% of their courses in French French second language courses in Grades 11 and 12 will be available to all students with Intermediate or higher at the end of Grade 10 Alternate courses will be available for those who have not reached Intermediate

21 French Second Language Coordinators: Johanne Austin Hampton Educational Center Tel: Juliette Ramzi-Trofimencoff Saint John Educational Center Tel: Carole Noël St. Stephen Educational Center Tel:

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