One bilingual teacher instructs the class in both languages..
Students attend differentiated French language classes with their grade-level peers.
During these classes, the focus is on the mechanics of the language as well as on acquiring new vocabulary. Those students who are at a beginning level in English (CERF Pre-A1/A1), will attend English support classes at that time.
Languages of instruction across the curriculum
In the homeroom classroom, curriculum is transdisciplinary. Unit of Inquiry learning experiences are primarily taught in French.
- French and English Language Arts are integrated with the Units of Inquiry whenever possible
- Math is primarily taught in English
- Physical Education
Single-subject classes are taught in French or English to align with the 50/50 Two-Way Immersion Model.
Bridging two languages:
By Grade Four, the curriculum is taught in a more fluid bilingual environment. Students transition between the two languages with the goal of accessing and applying academic vocabulary in all areas of content.
The language remains primarily a mean of communication to address the curriculum.