French Immersion

École Alpha is one of three schools in Burnaby that offer Secondary French Immersion. This program is a
continuation of either early immersion or late immersion (grades 6 and 7).
Teachers in this program collaborate to make the curriculum of each subject exciting and challenging for
students. Classroom activities promote cultural knowledge and understanding, communication, and the use of authentic materials. Students are also offered a variety of extracurricular activities enabling them to develop leadership skills and enhance learning, such as contests, field trips, participation in clubs, school-wide events and the many student exchange programs.
In grade 8, 9 and 10, students take 50 % of their courses (4 courses) in French. They receive instruction in the
French language in four of the following courses:
• Français langue (French Language)
• Sciences humaines (Social Studies)
• Mathématiques (Mathematics)
• Sciences naturelles (Science)
In grades 11 and 12, students must take one Français langue (French Language) course each year for a total of two courses, and one Sciences humaines (Socials studies) class. Students are welcome to
take additional courses in French during grade 11 or 12 for extra credits, in Français langue or
Sciences humaines. Additionally, in May of their grade 12 year, the students have the option of completing the AP French Language and Culture exam on request.