FLIP for French is unique in Calgary and includes individualized learning plans and significant one-on-one time with a dedicated teacher.

FLIP for French

Our French Language Immersive Program, or FLIP for short, is unique in Calgary!

This program is intended for new students enrolling Grades 1 to 5 who have little or no prior exposure to French language.

This Program allows students to learn French in a small class setting that is separate from the Lycée’s regular bilingual academic stream. Individualized learning plans are developed and significant one-on-one time with both a dedicated teacher and a program assistant is offered.

Most students transition into the Lycée’s regular bilingual academic stream by the end of the school year.

Faq: 

FAQ

Q Who is it for?

A: FLIP for French is for new students enrolling Grades 1 to 5 who have little or no prior exposure to French language.

Q: When does it start?

A: FLIP for French begins with each academic year in September.

Q: What is it exactly?

A: FLIP for French allows students to focus on learning French in a small class setting that is separate from Lycée’s regular bilingual academic stream. The Program offers individualized learning plans and significant one-on-one time with both a dedicated teacher and an assistant. 

 

Q: Will students in FLIP for French meet other children?

A: Students will be in class with other FLIP for French students and will be in their grade level classes for all music, art and gym classes, as well as some English classes. Students will also socialize with all students in their year groups at recess and lunch time, and are welcome to participate in our Before and After School Program. Additionally, they participate in all school trips for their grade. As students progress, the class time spent in intensive French class will decrease.

Q: Who teaches FLIP for French?

A: Teachers responsible for this program are well-rounded educators with experience in teaching French as a second language.

Q: How long does the program last?

A: We expect most students will transition into the Lycée’s regular bilingual academic stream by the end of the school year. Some students who progress more quickly may transition fully in a matter of months. We assess all students individually and transition is based on the needs of the individual student.

Q: Are there extra fees for the Program?

A: No, there are no additional fees for this unique program.

Q: How are applicants assessed?

A: Prior to acceptance, students are assessed in both French and English in order to determine eligibility. English proficiency is required. If the student is accepted in the Program, an individualized learned program is developed to meet the student’s learning needs and styles. 

 

One language sets you in a corridor for life. 
Two languages opens every door along the way. - Frank Smith

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