Why Language Immersion?
More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of immersion programs to help students attain high levels of second language proficiency. No other type of instruction is as successful. Young children especially thrive in this type of instructional environment.
How does it work at Ecole Bilingue?
In the Accelerated Program, instruction is divided between two high-quality classrooms at the beginning of the year: a bilingual classroom and a French accelerated classroom. The English teacher uses fifteen percent of the instructional time to teach English language arts; both French teachers use eighty-five percent of instructional time to teach French language arts, math, social studies, science, and other topics from the grade-appropriate level of the French Curriculum accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Children enrolled in this special program will quickly become comfortable and competent French speakers.