French Immersion

French immersion provides an opportunity for children whose first language is not French to learn a second language.

Students can enter the French Immersion program in kindergarten or grade 6.

Benefits include:

  • Learning another language in elementary school makes it easier to learn additional languages in the future.
  • Students graduating from a French Immersion program receive a bilingual designation on their secondary school diploma, which can enhance their employment and post-secondary learning opportunities.
  • French Immersion students follow the regular English curriculum in structure and content, receiving instruction in French.

In Burnaby 11 elementary schools and 3 high schools offer French Immersion.

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