As a parent, are you looking to offer your child all the benefits of a dual-language education? You might feel a little overwhelmed with questions and uncertainties about your child’s French Second Language (FSL) education. Even if you’ve already made the decision to enrol your child in an FSL program, you might be at a loss as to how you can help him or her succeed if you don’t speak French yourself.

CPF is here to help. We have informative pamphlets, brochures and resources that can help you help your kids. We are, first and foremost, a parent-oriented organization, so we are here for you and your family every step of the way.

Ontario Schools offering French Immersion and Extended French Programs, 2014-2015

Trustees, 2010-2014

FSL Homework Toolbox

A Treasure Chest for Families New to French Immersion (Durham District School Board)

Ministry of Education – French as a Second Language

Transforming FSL: From Communicative To Action-Oriented
For many years, Curriculum Services Canada has worked with the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Government of Canada on collaborative initiatives to improve the implementation of the FSL curriculum. This project provides FSL educators with deeper insights into the communicative and action-oriented approaches to second language teaching. The project includes an introduction by Dr. Enrica Piccardo, a research guide and poster, sample interactive lesson plans, an editable lesson planning tool, and a lesson plan guide. Click here for more information.

http://www.npsc.ca/media/457573/guide-for-parents-special-edu-needs-fsl.pdf

Supporting Students With Special Education Needs in French As A Second Language: A Parent Guide, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic School  Board, Ontario

Virtual Reference Library / La biblio de référence virtuelle, the best of the library and the internet! For encyclopedias, world facts, homework help, internet reference sites, dictionaries, quotations and much more, visit www.bibliovirtuelle.ca.

Presentations and Videos

CPF Ontario has developed two webinars on the topics below. If you are interested in presenting one or both of these webinars, please contact Tanzila Mian at tmian@on.cpf.ca

1) Parents Helping Parents: How to Support your Child in French Programs
Learn about online resources, French apps and homework help tip sheets designed to help parents support their child in French programs. Presented by Kristina Laperle, co-chair, French Second Language Advisory Committee, Toronto District School Board, and president, CPF Toronto North Chapter.

2) Supporting Students Who Are Struggling in French Second Language Programs
This webinar will dispel the myths around students with special education needs in French as a Second Language (FSL) programs. Join us while we highlight the steps necessary to support these students, present evidence-based research around FSL learning, and identify the Ministry of Ontario guidelines for special education support. Presented by Nancy Wise, Consultant, French Immersion Educational Consulting Inc. and Denise Harding, Owner & Academic Coach, Evoke Learning York Region.

Early French Immersion Video (from PEI)

Late French Immersion Video Part I (from PEI)

Late French Immersion Video Part II (from PEI)

  • Webinars on Supporting Your Child's French Education

    Have your school book a free lunchtime webinar for parents on how to support your child in French Immersion, Extended and Core French programs. Login to our 30-minute web seminar from the comfort of your office, home or school. All you need is a computer connected to the internet and speakers for listening to the presentation. Email Tanzila at tmian@on.cpf.ca to book the following webinar for your school community. French Experiential Learning Opportunities* Discover camps, leadership, work programs, exchanges and cultural opportunities (Grades 7 to 12) May 15 to June 9, for 30 minutes anytime from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    *offered on a first-come, first-served basis
    These webinars are produced by CPF Ontario with the financial support of the Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Regional/Provincial Grant.
     

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  • Tips to Support French Second Language Learners

    Tips to Support French Second Language Learners:

    parent engagement video in English on how to support your child in French Second Language (FSL) programs, Kindergarten to Grade 8: Core French, Extended French and French Immersion. This video was produced by CPF Ontario with the financial support of the Ministry of Education's Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant. Video: Quick Tips on Helping Your Child Learn French

    Tips to Support French Second Language Learners

    Introducing a series of tip sheets on how to support your child in French Immersion, Extended, or Core French programs. In addition, a step-by-step guide on organizing a parent workshop has been developed to assist school councils in providing a platform for parents to connect with school and community partners to support their child’s French education. Click here to view this guide. Online Resources Online French Resources French Apps Experiential Learning French Experiential Learning Opportunities Homework Help Tips From Experienced Parents French is not Required to Help Dealing with Les Devoirs…when you don’t speak French Kindergarten or Grade 1 French Immersion…helpful do’s and don’ts Suggestions for Dealing with Difficulties Tip Sheets in Black and White Online French Resources French Apps French Experiential Learning Opportunities French is not Required to Help Dealing with Les Devoirs Kindergarten or Grade 1 French Immersion Suggestions for Dealing with Difficulties These tip sheets are produced by CPF Ontario with the financial support of the Ministry of Education Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Regional/Provincial Grant.

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  • Learning French as a Second Language (FSL) in Ontario

    In depth information on Ontario's curriculum and funding for FSL.

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  • French Courses

    Find out what's available in your town.

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  • French Bookstores, Publishers, Games & CDs

    A cross-country directory.

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  • French Tutors and FSL Education Consultants

    Gain access to additional help in your local community.

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  • French Performers

    Find a performer for your next school or extra-curricular event.

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  • CEFR and DELF

    The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a tool for devising, tracking, and recognizing progress in learning a language. The Diplome d'etudes en langue francaise (DELF) is an evaluation of second-language proficiency.

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CPF Ontario Resources

Order free CPF resources including pamphlets and posters using the CPF Ontario Resource Order Form.

The Keys to French

The Keys to French, Levels I, II and Les Clés are a great way to help children improve their French. Each booklet contains over 700 commonly used French verbs as well as grammar and vocabulary. The booklets are laminated and three-whole punched, ready to put into a binder. Click here for Keys to French Order Form.

CPF Early Childhood Activity Book

A fun way to introduce French to English-speaking children! There are 18 fun-filled activities with a question and answer section on each page for parents to learn more about French Second-Language education. Click here for CPF Ontario’s Resource Order Form.

From our CPF National office:

CPF School Self-Assessment Tool

Peer Tutoring Literacy Program