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.
- 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.
For more information: http://sd41.bc.ca/french/