Learn in French—Kindergarten to Grade 12
British Columbia encourages all Francophone and non-Francophone students in the province to learn French by providing a variety of French education programs that offer students options from developing their basic language skills to studying entirely in French.
- Which program is best for your child?
- Is the program available in your school district?
- Can your child graduate in French?
There are four French education programs available for students in British Columbia:
- Core French
Students will develop effective communication skills in French and an openness to, and appreciation of, Francophone cultures.
- Intensive French
In a relatively short period of time, students will acquire solid proficiency in French and an understanding and appreciation of Francophone cultures.
- French Immersion
Students will become bilingual and acquire an understanding and appreciation of Francophone cultures.
- Francophone Program
Students will receive an education in French, in a Francophone environment.
Find out where each program is available in the province.
The Francophone Program is only offered by the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (School District #93), a public school district present in many locations throughout the province. To find a school offering the program, see the map of Francophone schools.
To learn more, visit the website of the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique.
Some courses in the program are also available online. For more details, visit BC Learning Services
Graduating from the Francophone Program
Students graduating from the Francophone Program study both French and English as Language Arts all through Grade 12. As such, students enrolled in this program can graduate with both the French Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique and the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) if they meet the graduation requirements set out in the Graduation Program Order (PDF).
Graduating from the French Immersion Program
Students enrolled in a French Immersion Program can graduate in French and get the Diplôme de fin d'études secondaires en Colombie-Britannique in conjunction with the British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma) if they meet the graduation requirements set out in the Graduation Program Order (PDF).
Check out more information related to graduation: