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French Immersion

Yellowknife Education District No. 1 has over 35 years of experience with successful French Immersion programming. These programs are open to all students from junior kindergarten to Grade 12. French Immersion is a highly successful approach to second language learning — an effective way for students to become functionally fluent in French while achieving all of the objectives of the regular school program. 

French is the language of instruction for a significant part of the school day; that is, several or all subjects, except English language arts, are taught in French. This program is designed for students whose first language is not French. The objective is full mastery of the English language, functional fluency in French, as well as an understanding and appreciation of French culture.

Schools with French Immersion

École Įtłʼǫ̀'

  • Single-Track French Immersion School (The only  French Immersion School in the NWT with a 100% French Environment)
  • Kindergarten to Grade 5
  • Bilingual Junior-Kindergarten
  • Entry points: Junior-Kindergarten, Kindergarten or Grade 1
  • All subject taught in French; 100% of instruction is in French (K-2)
  • English Language Arts instruction begins in Grade 3

École William McDonald Middle School 

  • Dual-Track school (French & English)
  • Grade 6 to Grade 8

École Sir John Franklin High School 

  • Dual-Track school (French & English)
  • Grade 9 to Grade 12

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