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 at Golden Ears Elementary School. This two-year elementary program continues at Maple Ridge Secondary School.
Late French Immersion Information Nights
Late French Immersion information nights occur on an annual basis in late January/early February. Dates and times are posted to the front page of the school district website (under Upcoming Events and Announcements) as they become available.
For more information about our French Immersion program, please contact Laura Brandon at 604.463.9513 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
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