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French Immersion
The French Immersion (FI) program should enable students to become proficient in the French language as well as in English. French Immersion begins in Grade one and is an optional program for all students whose parents would like their children to become fluent in French. Although the curriculum is the same as in the English language program, the language of instruction is French. By completing the elementary program and an additional ten secondary French courses, a student should achieve a level of confidence in the French language to allow him or her to study French language university or college courses, accept employment where the working language is French, live in a French community and participate in French conversation. The program is offered at 17​ elementary schools and seven secondary schools across the region. 
Parent Information Nights

Thursday, February 7, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.
Location:   All Elementary FI schools

Thursday, April 25, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.
Location:  DDSB Education Centre

No registration is required for these sessions.

​Available Resources
These resources have been developed and are meant to be of assistance during the first few years of your child's education. These are designed to be an easy reference whenever you require a "quick fix" for yourself or your child. They will help take away the "foreign" feeling F.I. parents first feel when they embark on the journey of giving their children the gift of the French language.
Canadian Parents for French
  • Ajax/Pickering Chapter
  • Interested parents are welcome to visit the website of the Ajax/Pickering Chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF).
  • Ontario
    CPF O
    ntario, provides materials on French Immersion and other FSL programs in sixteen languages to better serve the communities of diverse ethnicity in the Greater Toronto Area. By clicking on the flashing multilingual "Welcome" on the homepage (top left hand corner in the title bar) you will have access to information on French Immersion and other FSL programs in Arabic, Chinese (simple), Farsi, Filipino, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Tamil, and Vietnamese.


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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