This French academy provides students ages 12 and up (of appropriate French proficiency) with a unique opportunity to practice their French outside of the traditional classroom and, at the same time, work towards the DELF Junior diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education.
The course curriculum, which has been developed in consultation with a number of experienced French immersion teachers, has been tailored to meet the specific needs of French Second Language learners. It involves the students learning to communicate effectively in French in a variety of interactive everyday tasks while simultaneously paying increased attention to the quality of language in all four main language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). The students will benefit from the small class size, discussions on topics highly relevant to children and teens (volunteer work, games and apps, podcasts, movies, environment, health), and instruction with efficient constructive feedback provided by a French native speaker and highly-experienced FSL instructor. The students will participate in the course from the comfort of their home.
Who: Classes available for all level of French immersion students in Grade 6 to 12
Read more from our Director of Curriculum, Mme Annie Bellemare here.
DELF is an official diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education that certifies the French language competency of candidates outside of France. This diploma is valid for life and is recognized throughout the world.
The DELF exam tests the A1 and A2 levels, which are seen as beginner or “basic”;
The B1 and B2 levels, which are intermediate or “independent.”
The DALF tests C1 and C2, which are referred to as advanced or “proficient.”
The DELF exam/certification is at an extra cost and is held twice a year.
It encourages them to combine the learning of French with their hobbies and interests at a level that is reflective of where they are and where their language journey is going.
In order to facilitate this type of learning environment, our French language programs stem from experimental research on the effectiveness of second language teaching. We draw from a variety of instructional approaches and techniques in order to maximize the opportunities for successful acquisition of a given language feature.
Our programs focus on the four main strands of language learning: speaking, writing, listening, and reading.
To ensure that your child is placed in the correct group and in the interest of their overall success, it is a requirement that each child takes the following online assessment.
Click here to access the assessment. There is no cost to take this assessment.
You will first be asked to select which of the four levels (A1, A2, B1, or B2) you would like to attempt. Please read the description with your child, and select the test that is most reflective of their current abilities. An honest assessment of your child’s abilities helps us to better place them with peers of the same level, and ensure their success in the program. As such, please only complete the assessment once and without outside aides. Once sessions have begun in September, there is the possibility that your child will be asked to change groups should our staff feel that a different level be more appropriate.
Once completing the test, please send a screenshot of the result of the test to email@example.com with your child’s name, as well as your preferred session based on his or her result. We will assign the spot on a first come first serve basis.