Studying French in Saskatchewan
French education opportunities are available to all Saskatchewan residents. French second-language programs such as French Immersion and Core French are offered in schools throughout the province.
The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises offers French as a first language education throughout the province.
The Government of Saskatchewan supports studying French through the development of French Immersion, Fransaskois and Core French curricula. More information on Saskatchewan curricula is available on the Saskatchewan Curriculum website.
1. French Immersion
French Immersion is a second-language program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
In this program, French is used as the language of instruction for most courses, besides English Language Arts, for a large part of the school day.
Students who take part in French Immersion will become proficient in English and functionally fluent in French. This program also helps students understand and appreciate Francophone culture.
A number of school divisions in the province offer French Immersion programming. To learn more, contact your local school division.
2. Core French
Core French is a second-language program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. In this program, French is taught as a subject or course.
Students who participate in this program will understand and use and the French language and will also learn to appreciate Francophone culture. Students will learn to use French in familiar situations.
A number of school divisions in the province offer Core French programming. To learn more, contact your local school division.
3. Francophone Education
The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CEF) is the French language school division in Saskatchewan often called Francophone education.
CEF offers a Francophone learning environment. With the exception of English Language Arts, which starts in Grade 4, all subjects are offered in French.
Students who attend CEF schools, graduate with a high level of bilingualism while learning and participating in the Francophone culture.