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Announcing the 2017 CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award winners!

2017-07-31T16:43:38-04:00 July 28th, 2017|

Since 1992, CPF BC & Yukon has been proud to offer a financial award to students in completing their post-secondary education studies in teaching French as a Second Language (Immersion, Intensive, or Core) in BC or Yukon. The CPF BC & Yukon Teacher Award is valued at $2,000, and up to two awards are granted each year. The selection [...]

Let’s read en français this summer!

2017-07-18T15:38:45-04:00 July 5th, 2017|

Finding great books to read en français over the summer has never been easier! Reading in French is the best way for any French language-learner to broaden their vocabulary and challenge their comprehension skills — and there certainly is no shortage of wonderful French-language books for all ages and interests! But finding a French book [...]

Fun French summer resources

2017-07-05T13:21:49-04:00 June 27th, 2017|

Every summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork...but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways, here are some ideas! FRENCH CAMPS French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting [...]

Letter of support from 5 local MPs regarding French Immersion programming in the Vancouver School Board

2017-06-16T13:41:13-04:00 June 16th, 2017|

A letter to the Vancouver School Board regarding recent VSB cuts to French Immersion was signed on June 14, 2017 by five Metro Vancouver Members of Parliament: John Aldag (Cloverdale - Langley City), Sukh Dhaliwal (Surrey - Newton), Hedy Fry (Vancouver Centre), Ron McKinnon (Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam) and Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra).

Open Letter to Vancouver Parents; Teachers RE: Drastic Cuts to Popular French Immersion Program

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 May 25th, 2017|

May 24rd, 2017 To whom it may concern, On May 9th, the CBC reported the Vancouver School Board was cutting one quarter of all Kindergarten French immersion spaces in the district, despite pre-existing waitlists of up to 140 students at some schools. Over time, this will result in the elimination  of a  quarter of Vancouver's entire French [...]

Bilingual summer job & volunteer opportunities

2017-05-29T20:48:06-04:00 May 16th, 2017|

Obtaining a bilingual summer job is a great way for FSL students to use their French in practical situations, gain valuable work experience for their CVs, and earn a paycheque at the same time! If you are an employer seeking to hire French-speaking students this summer please send your job posting to digital@cpf.bc.ca and we [...]

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