Renseignements en français

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Studying French in Saskatchewan

French education opportunities are available to all Saskatchewan residents. French second-language programs such as French Immersion, Intensive and Post-Intensive French and Core French are offered in schools throughout the province.

The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises is the French language school division in Saskatchewan.


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.


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 a learn to appreciate Francophone culture. Students will learn to use French in familiar situations.


3. Intensive and Post-Intensive French

Intensive French is an enrichment of the Core French program and is typically offered to students in Grade 6.

In this program, students are given intensive exposure to French for five months. During the rest of the year, part of their weekly schedule is delivered in French.

Post-Intensive French follows up on the Intensive French program in Grades 7 through 12.

In Grades 7-8, students receive 180-220 minutes of French instruction per week. In Grades 9-12, students receive 100 hours per semester of French language instruction.

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