Elementary French Immersion Program:
Thank you for your interest in DSBN’s French Immersion program. Students in French Immersion take the same subjects as those in the English Grade 1 program. Children are introduced to the French language through repetition, gestures and songs. In the 21st century, our goal for language learning is authentic communication. Students learn to listen, speak, read and write in French for real-life purposes.
Secondary French Immersion Program:
In DSBN, five schools offer the secondary French Immersion program (see below). For students to graduate with a certificate of French Immersion, they must take a minimum of 10 credits in the French language. These credits include: français (4 credits: Grades 9-12), sciences (Grades 9 & 10), géographie (Grade 9), histoire (Grade 10) and 2 optional credits offered by the school. Students will complete the remaining credits (20) in English.
The following schools offer French Immersion Programs:
• A.N. Myer Secondary School, Niagara Falls
• Governor Simcoe Secondary School, St. Catharines
• Grimsby Secondary School, Grimsby
• Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, St. Catharines
• Welland Centennial Secondary School, Welland