The beauty of language is a precious gift from God. Learning a second language where the order and patterns of words as God created them are evident, provides real context and appreciation for other cultures and people. In Canada, we are blessed to be a bilingual country and that students have the opportunity to learn the French language in school.
Our French program is taught by qualified, French As a Second Language, (FSL) teachers. Through many, many years of experience, we have developed our own French curriculum which is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the global standard of excellence in second language learning. The focus of our instruction is on oral dialogue and conversation. Singing and rime is a big part of our learning and is tempered with grammar for our older students. French songs and performances are included in our Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as at our visits to Durham Christian Homes. In the last few years, we have started a new tradition of a Carnaval, in a similar vein to the Quebec Carnival, where we will make and eat taffy, learn and practice ice carving and of course, meet Bonhomme Carnaval!
La joie de vivre - apprenez le français!