Extended and French Immersion

Assistant Curriculum Leader: Melanie Tricker
Department Phone Number: (416) 393-8122 ext 20130

Department Staff
  • Benn, Andrew
  • Bernknopf, Heather
  • Daya, Natasha
  • Fox, Melanie
  • Leclair, Holly
  • Maclejewska-Rychter, Iwona
  • Neumann, Christina
  • Platonow, Nathalie
  • Tricker, Melanie


Extended French

The aim of the Extended French program is to develop students’ French-language knowledge and skills and to provide them with an understanding and appreciation of francophone culture in Canada and around the world. By the end of the four-year program, with continued dedication and practice, students will be able to converse freely on familiar topics; will be able to read books, magazines, and newspapers in French; and will be able to function in a French-speaking community.

The Toronto District School Board grants two certificates of bilingual studies in Extended French:
  • Le Certificat d’études bilingues en Français Intensif (7 credits)
  • Le Certificat d’Honneur d’études bilingues en Français Intensif (8 or more credits).
Students must successfully complete the sequence of four courses in Extended French and a minimum of three courses in other subjects taught in French.


French Immersion

The aim of the French Immersion program is to develop and refine students’ ability to communicate in French as well as to expand their knowledge of the language through the study of francophone literature. By the end of the four-year program, with continued dedication and practice, students will participate easily in conversations and discussions; will be able to take courses at the college or university level in which French is the language of instruction; and will be able to accept employment in which French is the working language.

The Toronto District School Board grants two certificates of bilingual studies in French Immersion
Le Certificat d’études bilingues en Français Immersion (10 credits)
Le Certificat d’Honneur d’études bilingues en Français Immersion (11 or more credits)

Students must successfully complete the sequence of four courses in French Immersion and a minimum of six courses in other subjects taught in French.