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Languages - French Immersion

Continue French Immersion

French Immersion students are taught in French 100 per cent of the time. Learning in French gradually decreases as they progress through the grades. Students have the opportunity to achieve international language certification and recognition upon graduation.

École Dickinsfield School offers alternative languages programming to Continuing French Immersion students. Continuing French Immersion students are those who have been in French Immersion since Kindergarten or grade 1.

Continuing French Immersion students make up more than 1/3 of École Dickinsfield School’s population. While studying all of the traditional core subjects in French, all French Immersion students participate in option and Physical Education classes with students in the English program. 

Continuing French Immersion students at École Dickinsfield School have many opportunities to learn the French language and culture. A student starting in grade 7 will attend a French Immersion camp in grade 7, and could participate in an out of province exchange (usually Quebec) in grade 8 and a tour through France in grade 9. International accreditation along with academically challenging instruction in a culturally rich environment makes this a rewarding program.‌

EPSB French Immersion Program Description


Late French Immersion 

École Dickinsfield School is excited to be offering the Late French Immersion program for students entering into grade 7 for the 2018/2019 school year. Late French Immersion provides students with the opportunity to develop an advanced level of proficiency in French by the end of grade 12 that will allow them to live, work and pursue post-secondary education in French.

In Edmonton Public Schools Late French Immersion begins in grade 7, after a student has had several years of mainly English language instruction. Little or no previous French language knowledge is required from the students. Late French Immersion students at École Dickinsfield School will be fully immersed in French language learning. Students will have the same learning expections and core curricular objects as any other student at École Dickinsfield School. However, because of the increased time of French instruction, there may be differences in time allocated to the teaching of certain subjects.

EPSB Late French Immersion Program Description




École Dickinsfield School is offering Cogito as an alternative program. Cogito programming is designed for students who are willing to work to achieve a high level of academic excellence in an environment that emphasizes structure and order. Cogito students will experience a highly structured classroom environment with regular homework that includes recitation, memorization and practice exercises to improve learning.

Students in a Cogito program will work towards developing academic skills to achieve excellent results with an emphasis on reading, writing and written math skills. Students will achieve this through teacher-led instruction that focuses on students learning and progressing through the curriculum together.

EPSB Cogito Program Descrition