The challenge in the delivery of French second language (FSL) education is to ensure that all students, no matter where they live, what their socio-economic background, first language, or intellectual ability, have equal opportunity to access quality French educational opportunities. CPF BC & Yukon has identified three key areas for continued improvement:
1) Program access
2) Students with learning challenges
3) Shortage of qualified French second language teachers.
Here are some resources relating to these three areas.
This summarizes the key findings of the two reports below:
2014 Report on French Immersion and Core French in British Columbia and Yukon: Trends in Enrolment, Popularity, and Attrition:
CPF BC/YK 2013 – 2018 Action Plan For FSL Education in British Columbia:
2013 State of FSL education in BC and Yukon:
Students with Diverse Learning Needs:
Is Immersion Right for Students with Academic Challenges? Fred Genesee, PhD, in The State of French Second-Language Education in Canada 2008, Canadian Parents for French, pages 12-13.
Diversity in French Immersion Information for education professionals, consultants and specialists – Alberta Education.
Inclusion of Students with Diverse Needs in French Immersion Schools What School Administrators Need to Know – Alberta Education.
Diversity in French Immersion Classrooms A Quick Inclusion Guide for Teachers – Alberta Education.
Inclusive practice in French immersion Martine Pellerin, PhD, 2009.
Opening the Doors to Official-Language Learning for Allophones Callie Mady, PhD
State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2010 Pages 5 – 9 for information on Allophones and FSL programs
Research & Reports
Ministries of Education Policies
Provincial Ministries that have policies on equitable access (review pages 10-12)