For Parents

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For Parents2020-10-23T13:57:53-04:00

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.

French-language schools in Ontario

Ontario Schools offering French Immersion and Extended French Programs, 2016-2017

Trustees, 2014-2018

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.

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

IDELLO Help your children assimilate their lessons or learn new things with educational content and features made to bridge the gap between school and home. Create a free parent account. Click here for more information.

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 [email protected]

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)

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.

From our CPF National office:

CPF School Self-Assessment Tool

Peer Tutoring Literacy Program


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