Bishop Allen Academy offers two different French Programs. In addition to the Core French program offered in all high schools, we offer the Immersion French program.
The Immersion Program is designed for students who entered an early Immersion program in either Kindergarten or Grade 1. Bishop Allen is the Early Immersion Centre for all students west of Yonge Street in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).
The Immersion French Program requires students to complete 11 credits in the French language as part of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students who meet these requirements will receive a Certificate of Proficiency from the TCDSB.
Some of the benefits include:
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written French.
Increased opportunity for future study and scholarship.
Enhanced employability at home and abroad due to ability to function fluently in a French-speaking community or work environment.
Greater understanding and appreciation of francophone culture in Canada and around the world.
Development of a real sense of appreciation of Canada's cultural diversity based on personal experience, such as participating in exchange programs and excursions to St. Donat, Quebec and Europe.
Exposure to an international perspective in an increasingly globalized society.
Development of a sense of accomplishment and pride in having been challenged to master Canada's other Official Language.
Achievement of the Extended or Immersion Certificate from the TCDSB.
Many university scholarship recipients annually.
Active participants in student exchange programs – provincially and internationally.
Annual winners at Regional and Provincial French Young Writers' Competitions.
Prominent participants and organizers of the “French for the Future” national conference.
Annual winners at Regional French Public Speaking Contests.
Excellent results on French Advanced Placement exams.
Successfully achieve DELF language exams.