Canadian Parents for French Alberta has partnered with the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada to present Hello-Bonjour- a free presentation offered to grade 7 & 8 students on the advantages of bilingualism. We explore Canada's official languages through interactive games and discussion and the best part is that it is done entirely in [...]
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! SPOTS FILL UP QUICKLY SO BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY! Our annual French Family Fun Weekend is taking place from March 1-3, 2019 in Jasper, Alberta. This fun-filled family weekend is an opportunity for French-Second-Language, French Immersion or Francophone students to participate in fun activities outside of school where they [...]
Hello Chapter Leaders! Below you will find the link for the nationally standardized on-line chapter reporting tool. Thank you for sharing details about the events and activities that your Chapter hosted and participated in during this past year. Please individually enter each event and activity that you put on since April 1, 2018. Do not [...]
Concours 2018 will be taking place at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5 at Holy Cross School in Edmonton, AB. Registration will be open March 1-April 20, 2018. The highlights of Canadian Parents for French Alberta’s “Concours d’art oratoire” are: This year’s competition is exclusively open to Core French, Early and Late French Immersion students who [...]
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.