For Parents

//For Parents
For Parents2019-09-18T14:55:29-04:00

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.

  • Supporting Students With Special Education Needs In FSL

      Parents-helping-kids-Featured-Image-482x335 Parents who do not speak French may wonder how to support their children in their second language acquisition. A positive attitude can be the single most important factor in their success. This guide has been developed as a way to help reassure parents that support is available so that all children can be successful in French Second Language (FSL) environments.   Supporting Students With Special Education Needs in FSL (PARENT GUIDE) Mady, C. (2016) , Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic School  Board, Ontario

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  • Education and Advanced Learning

    Government of Manitoba

    Information on the French Immersion program and French: Communication and Culture (Basic French) curriculum.  

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  • French: English Program

    FRENCH: English Program is an optional French course for students grades 4 to 12 within the English program along with other courses.
    French is a course designed for all children enrolled in the English School Program in Manitoba and it can be divided into three components:
    The purpose of this course is to encourage the learning of French as a means of communication and to make it a part of the student's overall education. The curriculum is designed to expose the child
    to the French language and culture, and the goals of the course are to give students the opportunity to:
    • acquire the necessary language skills to communicate in French;
    • value the learning of French as a tool for personal, intellectual, and social growth;
    • demonstrate an appreciation of Francophone cultures;
    • further develop intercultural communication skills that are essential to all global citizens.
    Approche équilibrée basée sur la littératie - A Balanced Literacy Approach
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  • An Opportunity of a Lifetime

    Documentary featuring MB Premier Greg Selinger and radio personality Ace Burpee

    Documentary and bilingual magazine responding to students who question why they should continue their studies in French; to requests for information on French post-secondary options and life-enrichment opportunities; to ensure that FSL decisions are made by fully informed stakeholders.

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  • French Introductory Course

    This introductory course is for parents of children in French-Second-Language (FSL) programs and individuals who are interested in learning/familiarizing themselves with the French language. The courses is offered to parents and individuals in Brandon and Portage-la-Prairie in Spring 2016. Participants will learn: - basic elements of the French language; - practical strategies that can be used to support children as they progress through FSL programs; - with other parents who have made similar educational choices for their children; - in an enjoyable, interactive and stimulating environment! How can the course help? The introductory course will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the: - basics of the French language; - curriculum followed in FSL programs; - methodology of FSL learning, which is a part of the everyday life experience of your child/children; - French culture and cultural activities that can be enjoyed by your whole family; - value of French language learning and how it can broaden life experiences as well as educational options and career paths. How to register? Contact the CPF-MB office at (204) 222-6537, or toll free at 1 877 737 7036. newspaper ad (Brandon)    newspaper ad (Portage la Prairie)

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  • LIFE in Manitoba

    Linking Immigrants to French and English in Manitoba

    Provides information regarding Canada's Official Languages. Primarily, it assists immigrants and newcomers to Manitoba, to make fully informed decisions when they choose language-based educational programs for their children.

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  • French for Life

    Say oui to opportunity

    An amazing website about learning French in Manitoba.

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  • Math and English-Language Skills

    Making choices that consider all aspects of your child's education

    Will my child develop strong Math and English skills in a French immersion program? Find out why the answer is a resounding "oui"!

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  • Early Childhood Activity Books

    Workbook for both parents and young children

    Originally only available in English, this book, filled with fun and simple activities that introduce French to children, has been translated into ten international languages widely spoken in Canada.

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See also:

Peer Tutoring Literacy Program

CPF Guide to FSL Schools


Youth Activities

CPF School Self-Assessment Tool

Resource Order Form

LanguageGuide (vocabulary, grammar, readings)

French online audio dictionary

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