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Programs > Français Plus Program

Birchwood Elementary is one of the seven schools in the Lester B. Pearson school board to offer the Français Plus Program.

In the Français Plus program, children are immersed in French in the early years. Gradually, more English is introduced into the program.

IN KINDERGARTEN, 92% OF THE INSTRUCTION IS IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
IN CYCLE 1 (GRADES 1 AND 2),
approximately 85% OF THE INSTRUCTION IS IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
French Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Ethics and Religious Culture are taught in French. Physical Education, Drama, Dance and Art are taught in English. This represents approximately 15% of time.

IN CYCLE 2 (GRADES 3 & 4), approximately 80% OF THE INSTRUCTION IS IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE.
French Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Ethics and Religious Culture and Art are taught in French. English Language Arts, Physical Education, Drama are taught in English. This represents approximately 20% of the time.

IN CYCLE 3 (GRADES 5 AND 6), FRENCH INSTRUCTION REPRESENTS approximately 45% AND ENGLISH INSTRUCTION REPRESENTS approximately 55%.
French Language Arts, Science, Social Studies are taught in French. English Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Drama, Art and Ethics and Religious Culture are taught in English.

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