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French Language Intensive Program

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 Intensive Program, or FLIP for short, is unique in Calgary!

This program is intended for new students enrolling in Grades 1 to 2 who have little or no prior exposure to the French language.

FLIP for French allows students to focus on learning French in a small class setting. Students begin the year in our regular bilingual academic stream and receive individualized support from our dedicated staff. This approach allows them to be immersed in a French-speaking environment – enabling them to close the gap with their peers and learn the language efficiently.

Prior to the start of the school year, students are assessed in English and Math in order to determine eligibility. English proficiency is required to enter the program. If the student is accepted into the Program, a differentiated program is developed to meet the student’s learning needs and styles.

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

Common Questions

Who is it for?

FLIP for French is for new students enrolling Grades 1 to 2 who have little or no prior exposure to French language.

When does it start?

FLIP for French begins with each academic year in September.

What is it exactly?

FLIP for French allows students to focus on learning French in a small class setting. Students begin the year in our regular bilingual academic stream and receive individualized support from our dedicated staff. This approach allows them to be immersed in a French-speaking environment – enabling them to close the gap with their peers and learn the language efficiently.

Will students in FLIP for French meet other children?

Students will integrate a regular bilingual stream of the school. Therefore, they will be among their peers for all classes including music, art and phys-ed classes, as well as some English classes. Students will also socialize with all children in their grade at recess and lunch time, and are welcome to participate in our Before and After School Program.

Who teaches FLIP for French?

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

How long does the program last?

Students begin the school year in the regular bilingual classes and are assessed periodically to make sure they are progressing accordingly. Students can only be in the program for one year.

Are there extra fees for the Program?

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

How are applicants assessed?

Prior to the start of the school year, students are assessed in English and Math in order to determine eligibility. English proficiency is required to enter the program. If the student is accepted into the Program, a differentiated program is developed to meet the student’s learning needs and styles.