Research has shown that immersion is the most effective way for a child to become functionally bilingual. A second language will open more doors for your child, it will give him/her an increased appreciation of other languages and cultures, it will encourage your child to become an independent and self-disciplined learner, and it will ultimately increase his/her opportunity for employment.
At SD42, Early French Immersion begins in Kindergarten and Late French Immersion starts in Grade 6. Students who are currently in Grade 5 are eligible to begin Late French Immersion in September 2016 at Golden Ears Elementary School.
At School District No.42, Early French Immersion is offered at the following three schools:
- Eric Langton Elementary
East of 224th Street to Maple Ridge east boundary and North of Dewdney Trunk Road.
- Laity View Elementary
West of 224th Street to Maple Ridge west boundary and North of Lougheed Highway.
- Maple Ridge Elementary
Kindergarten only for 2016. West of Golden Ears Way to the Maple Ridge east boundary and north of Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road.
- Pitt Meadows Elementary
All of Pitt Meadows.
SD 42 Late French Immersion
- Golden Ears Elementary
Late French Immersion begins in Grade 6 and is available to any student in the district. The Late French Immersion program will not be offered for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested students will have an opportunity to register for Grade 6 Late French Immersion again for September 2017. For more information about Late French Immersion, visit http://lfi.sd42.ca/Welcome.html
Find more information about French Immersion at Canadian Parents for French website (BC and Yukon branch).
French Immersion contact