Two teachers alternate in the classroom each day:
- 1 teacher modelling in French
- 1 teacher modelling in English
Early childhood learners are intrinsically highly motivated language learners. Language teaching and learning in these grades takes place in a fully integrated, context based environment rich in hands on activities. Homeroom teachers are supported by our school language specialists. Individual student needs are taken into consideration and addressed by our learning support team.
Languages of instruction across the curriculum
All core subjects are taught in both French and English following the 60/40 Two Way Immersion Model.
- Physical Education
Single-subjects are taught in French or English to align with the 60/40 Two-Way Immersion Model.
Bridging two languages:
Children are in a bilingual environment all day. Bridging* the two languages occurs naturally as concepts, content and skills are introduced, modelled, and practiced in both languages. This is not done through direct translation but instead by layering the learning across both languages.
*Bridging occurs when a concept or word has been taught in one language and then introduced and used in the secod language of instruction.