In response to the recent transportation fee increase for alternative programs announced by both Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public Schools, the Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, and Rocky View Schools, CPF Alberta has begun the advocacy process to demand a review and modification of the fee structure in order to ensure a [...]
On September 9th CPF Alberta Branch celebrated the fortieth birthday of Canadian Parents for French. There was cake, fun activities, and most importantly, lovely members of the community who came out to help celebrate. Ranging from parents and students to members of Parliament and the Francophone community, everyone had a great time! Check out our Facebook page [...]
Our annual Falling into French Family Weekend took place from October 20 to October 22, 2017 in Canmore, Alberta. This fun-filled family weekend was once again an opportunity for French-Second-Language, French Immersion or Francophone students to participate in fun activities outside of school where they can practice their French in a real-world environment. Highlights of the weekend for students [...]
Congratulations and good luck to Jane Arciszewski of Sherwood Park in the category of Early Immersion, Selina Leveugle, Edmonton, Francophone category, and Dennis Rutar of Edmonton in Core French. They will all be competing in the National Concours d’art oratoire on May 28 in Gatineau, QC. The Alberta competition took place on May 7 at Académie [...]
The Executive Summary of CPF's 2012 report on The State of French Second Language Learning in Canada features six very accessible summaries of presentations by researchers and experienced educators: Access to Special Education for Exceptional Pupils in French Immersion Programs: An Equity Issue The Suitability of Immersion for All Learners: What Does the Research Say? [...]
On November 29, CPF President Lisa-Marie Perkins and national Executive Director Robert Rothon presented a brief on behalf of CPF members to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages. Among the recommendations: the right for all Canadian children to opt to learn French as a second language in the program of their choice [...]
This just-released study by Larry Vandergrift, PhD, looks at the perceptions of the DELF among Canadian students, teachers, parents, universities and education departments. It was undertaken for the Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers.
Links to about 60 interactive, self-correcting websites to assist students in preparing for the DELF language proficiency assessments have been gathered by staff at the University of Calgary. Follow the links under either For educators or For students.