French Language Programs

 

French First Language French Second Language

 

French First Language

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP) 

French language instruction program for students who are eligible for enrollment in Nova Scotia's Francophone schools.

The Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial (CSAP) is the only francophone school board in Nova Scotia. It is responsible for teaching French first language education programs of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and also teaches English Language Arts curriculum followed in all schools in the province.

CSAP schools are open to (https://csap.ca/le-csap/qui-nous-sommes):

  • All Francophones living in Nova Scotia, including newcomers who understand and speak French as well as allophone newcomers; who speak neither English nor French.
  • Children from exogamous families (Francophone and another language) one of whose parents or grandparents attended a Francophone school in Canada during his childhood or youth and who speaks and still understands French.
  • Students participating in an international exchange program who speak, read and write French according to the requirements of their grade level.

Grades: Primary-12
Curriculum: https://csap.ca/le-csap/programmes-etudes
For more information: https://csap.ca/

 

French Second Language

Core French

The compulsory French Second Language program for all students in Anglophone schools from grades 4 to 9 who are not enrolled in an optional French second language program, such as French Immersion or Integrated French.

Regional Centres for Education in Nova Scotia must offer Core French classes from grades 4 to 12.

Grades: 4-12 (compulsory in Grades 4-9)
Curriculum: https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/core-french
 


Early French Immersion

French Immersion program for students in Anglophone schools who wish to develop a greater degree of competence in French.

Students in this program receive 85-100 percent instruction in French at the P-2 level, 70-80 percent instruction in French at the grades 4-6 level, 70-75 percent instruction in French at the junior high level, and 50 percent instruction in French at the senior high level.

Grades: Primary-12
Curriculum: https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/french-immersion
Additional information: 
Parents' Frequently Asked Questions about French Immersion
French Immersion Certificate

French Immersion Certificate & IB Diploma/Certificate

Late French Immersion

French Immersion program for students in Anglophone schools who wish to develop a greater degree of competence in French.

Late French Immersion begins in grade 7 and continues to grade 12. In each year of junior high, students take five courses in which the language of instruction is French. This constitutes 70-75 percent of instruction in French.

Grades: 7-12
Curriculum: https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/french-immersion
Additional information: 
Parents' Frequently Asked Questions about French Immersion
French Immersion Certificate

French Immersion Certificate & IB Diploma/Certificate

 


Intensive French

Intensive French is offered in several in Anglophone schools at the grade 6 level across Nova Scotia.

This is an alternative way of offering Core French that involves concentrated learning time spent in French for 5 months of the school year.

Grades: 6
Curriculum: https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/core-french
Additional Information: Parents' Frequently Asked Questions about Intensive French
 


Integrated French

A program offered to students in Anglophone schools who wish to develop a greater degree of competence in French.

Grades: 7-12
Curriculum: https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/integrated-french
Additional Information: 

Integrated French Certificate

Integrated French Certificate & IB Diploma/Certificate