French immersion is a highly successful approach to second language learning – an effective way for students to become functionally fluent in French while achieving all of the objectives of the regular school program. This program is designed for students whose first language is not French. The objective is full mastery of the English language, functional fluency in French, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the French culture.
The French Immersion program at Ecole Secondaire Lindsay Thurber offers a full spectrum of courses and provides maximum flexibility in conjunction with the regular and International Baccalaureate courses that are offered at our school.
Students at Ecole Secondaire Lindsay Thurber who complete requirements for the continuing French immersion and late immersion programs are eligible for a Bilingual Certificate.
Requirements for LTCHS Bilingual Certificate
· Grade 9: All four core classes (FLA, études sociales, mathématiques, sciences) and education physique
· Grade 10: FLA and three of the following, études sociales 10, mathématiques 10C, sciences 10, CAFE (replaces Math 10C and Science 10), education
physique 10 (5 credit)
· Grade 11: FLA (20-1/20-2) and three of the following, études sociales 20-1/20-2, mathématiques 20-1, biologie 20, chimie 20, physiques 20
· Grade 12: FLA (30-1 or 30-2) and three of the following, études sociales (30-1 or 30-2), mathématiques 30-1, biologie 30, chimie 30, physiques 30