Our research helps us to better understand FSL programs and student needs, determine gaps in access or effectiveness, establish why official bilingualism is a valuable life skill, and provide evidence-based reasoning for the advocacy and promotion that helps drive Canada’s youth on the path toward bilingualism.

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

A study on challenges in French-as-a-second-language
education teacher supply and demand in Canada.

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages contracted this study to Canadian Parents for French. The research team consisted of lead researchers and authors Mimi Masson and Elizabeth Jean Larson,
as well as Paule Desgroseilliers, Wendy Carr and Sharon Lapkin.

Study on the French second language Teacher shortage

Research and Special Initiatives Grants for Teachers

Each year, CASLT offers five Research and Special Initiatives Grants for Teachers to foster concrete links between CASLT Initiatives and the professional realities and experiences of our members; to highlight the pedagogy and professional learning of our teacher members and provide models for others; and to provide models for new teachers and networks of professional practice by highlighting the resulting reports in our journals and on our website.

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The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages Annual Report

Learning from the past, shaping the future: 50 years of official languages in Canada

The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act. It’s therefore only natural that we as Canadians ask ourselves whether we’ve achieved the goals we set for ourselves collectively in terms of linguistic duality in Canada. This annual report will examine various aspects of that question. The federal government is in a unique position to ensure that our official languages continue to thrive and that future generations continue to have the opportunity to live in the official language of their choice from coast to coast to coast. With my first year as Commissioner of Official Languages now firmly under my belt, I’d like to make a blunt observation.

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The State of FSL Education in Canada

CPF-Authored Research Reports

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada research reports examine how well French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada, using common indicators of effective support for FSL programs.

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Enrolment Trends

Statistics on Enrolment Across Canada

CPF gathers data from ministries of education and presents enrolment figures by province/territory, by year, and by type of FSL program. All ministries divide enrolment into core French and immersion, while some are able to differentiate enrolment into early, middle and late immersion and into regular and alternate core French.

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Research Database

CPF French-Second-Language Resource and Research Database

A catalogue of research on FSL education in Canada. (CPF members only)

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See also:

CPF Guide to FSL Schools (CPF members only)

FSL Backgrounders

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