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For Parents 2018-06-27T10:39:56-04:00

Are you a parent looking to offer your child all the benefits of a dual-language education? You might feel a little overwhelmed with questions and uncertainties about French-second-language, or FSL, education. Even if you’ve already made the decision to enrol your child in an FSL program, you might be at a loss as to how you can help him or her succeed if you don’t speak French yourself.

CPF is here to help. We have many informative pamphlets and brochures that can help you pick the right program for the right child; and for parents whose children are already studying FSL, we have resources that can help you help your kids. We are primarily, first and foremost, a parent-oriented organization, so we are here for you and your family every step of the way.

Useful Links

Accent Québec – Accent Québec is a bilingual online platform providing curated resource collections in French designed to support teachers, students and parents to improve their experience of French as a Second Language (FSL) in and out of school. Created by LEARN, LBPSB, CPF-QC&NU and OCOL in a joint effort to raise awareness of the culture of Francophone Quebec society by encouraging the active and committed participation of young Anglophones from Quebec in their community.

Am I eligible ? – This link will help you discover whether your child is eligible to attend a school in the English School Board, where many French core, enriched and immersion programs are available.

Find your school board – Not sure which school board you belong to? Use this resource to find out!

English School Board Association in Quebec : You can find more information about the English School Boards here.

School Boards

Central Québec School Board

Eastern Shores School Board

Eastern Townships School Board

English Montreal School Board

Lester B. Pearson School Board

New Frontiers School Board

Riverside School Board

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board

Western Quebec School Board

CPF Resources

CPF Quebec podcast on supporting your child with FSL learning:

 

How to choose a French as a Second Language Program – Are you trying to figure out which FSL Program is best for your child? This pamphlet will help you on your way!

Early Childhood Activity Workbook – An informative tool that includes fun games for both parents and young children.

Peer Tutoring Literacy Program – An award-winning program aimed at fostering literacy in French immersion and designed for almost-independent Grade 2 and 3 readers, with no major learning difficulties, who would benefit from extra reading support.

School Self-Assessment Tool – A tool designed to help parents, teachers, schools and school districts to evaluate their support for FSL programs and to improve existing practices.

Pamphlets

Resource Order Form

Online Resources

French as a Second Language Homework Toolbox – This comprehensive site includes videos, audio files and printable tip sheets to support parents of students in French Immersion or Extended French.

BBC: Primary Languages—French – This site provides numerous activities to help your child learn French.

Supporting Your Child’s Success in French Immersion & Extended French Elementary Schools – This parent guide from the Government of Ontario contains practical suggestions for simple, everyday things that you can do at home to enhance your child’s learning in both French Immersion and Extended French.

WORKING WITH PARENTS IN FRENCH IMMERSION – An informative guide from the Government of Manitoba that explores how parents can help their children succeed at school.

Tutoring & Homework Help

LEARN Online Tutoring – A service offered by LEARN Quebec that provides elementary (gr. 2 and up) and secondary students (and their schools and/or parents) with access to regular online tutoring or homework help.

French Essentials – All Canadian, developed by teachers, a downloadable French curriculum.

My Education Room – An online tutoring platform to provide educational assistance to children seeking to improve their French language skills and their grades.

Teacher Certified Tutoring – Combines one-on-one instruction through a virtual classroom.

Voila Learning – Online French tutoring services across the country: Run by French teachers for kids ages 4-18

Allô prof – Organisme d’aide aux devoirs qui offre gratuitement ses services à tous les élèves du primaire et du secondaire du Québec. Présentation des services.

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