Canadian Parents for French and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages cordially invite you to attend Perspectives d’avenir – Looking Ahead : What Now for French Immersion? at Vanier College on November 18th, 2016.

French Immersion began 50 years ago thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated parents on Montreal’s South Shore. To respond to the context of the time, these parents realized that their children would have to learn the language of the majority to thrive in Quebec, and established the first French Immersion program in the country. Many similar programs were implemented over the years and French Second Language learning has now become an increasingly valued part of instruction in the English School Boards.

Fifty years later, this bilingual conference aims to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also to examine the state of French Second Language programs and their outcomes for English-speaking youth in Quebec, both pedagogically and socially.

During the morning, several researchers will speak to these issues. In the afternoon, we will hold a moderated discussion, in which these challenges will be examined and in which concrete solutions for the coming 50 years will be proposed.

You can view the conference program here.

To register for the conference, please click here.

Visit our site regularly for conference updates. For further information, please contact Marla Williams at [email protected]