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Other French Programs

In addition to the two system-wide intensive French programs (Early French Immersion and Middle French Immersion), there are also other intensive French programs offered in individual schools or in a smaller number of areas. See below for more information regarding the program, catchment areas and admission procedures.

Cosburn Intensive Extended French 

This program begins in Grade 6 and offers an 80% model of French instruction in Grades 6-8. This program is open to students in the regular English program. Admission to this program is managed directly by the school. Please visit the school website for more information.

This program is phasing out. The last cohort to begin the Grade 6 Intensive Extended French program starts in September 2021.


Intermediate Extended French 

The Grade 7 Extended French program offers students who have successfully completed three years of Core French the option to enter into a more intensive program in Grade 7. These students spend approximately 40% of their day in French classes at the Extended French school.

The attendance area for an Extended French school is created by "associated" English feeder schools. To locate the Grade 7 entry Extended French school in your area, you must first confirm the English school for your home address, then visit our Extended French Location Finder.

This program is phasing out. The last cohort to begin the Grade 7 entry Extended French starts in September 2022.

Students who are not in the catchment of a Grade 7 entry Extended French school may apply under Optional Attendance if there is available space. 

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