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French as a Second Language

The HSCDSB is committed to following the Ministry of Education vision and goals for the implementation of French language learning.


Elementary Programming

Core French

Core French is mandatory from Grades 4 to 8 for all students. However the HSCDSB offers Core French from grades 1 to 8.  Grades 4 to 8 receive 200 minutes of instruction per week.  Grades 1 to 3 receive 150 minutes instruction per week.

French Immersion

French Immersion Programs are offered in a 50-50 model to students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 at selected schools.  Students receive 150 minutes of French instruction daily.

Provincial Elementary FSL Curriculum Click Here


Secondary Programming

Core French

Students who successfully complete Grade 9 to 12 Core French courses will receive at graduation a French Certificate of Completion.

French Immersion

The French Immersion courses offered in the HSCDSB will enhance students knowledge of the French language and culture and fulfill all the requirements of the Ministry of Education. Students who successfully complete 10 courses in French Immersion subjects will receive a French Immersion Certificate at graduation.

Provincial Secondary FSL Curriculum Click Here