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.
The SD42 Late French Immersion Program is an excellent opportunity for students who want to learn a second language or are looking for a challenge. Students who are currently in Grade 5 are eligible to begin Late French Immersion in September 2019 at Golden Ears Elementary School. This two-year elementary program continues at Maple Ridge Secondary School.
To learn more about Late French Immersion, attend our information meeting at Golden Ears Elementary.
Late French Immersion Information Night:
7:00 pm, January 30, 2020
Golden Ears Elementary (library)
23124 – 118 Ave, Maple Ridge
Registration for Late French Immersion opens online at noon, February 6, 2020. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2UNY67r.
For more information, please contact Shelley Linton at 604.463.7108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At School District No.42, Early French Immersion is offered at the following four 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.
Find more information about French Immersion at Canadian Parents for French website (BC and Yukon branch).
French Immersion contact