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Hello-Bonjour

2018-07-04T10:16:01-04:00 July 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

Casino 2018

2018-04-05T11:52:42-04:00 April 5th, 2018|

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 CASINO! Every two years we rely on our dedicated membership base to run our fundraising casino held in Calgary. This year, our Casino will happen on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Casino Calgary (1420 Meridian Rd NE, Calgary). The funds raised through this Casino help with CPF – [...]

Falling Into French Family Weekend- Banff 2018.

2018-08-13T12:48:02-04:00 January 8th, 2018|

Our annual Falling Into French Family Weekend is taking place from October 26-28, 2018 in Banff, 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 can practice their French in a real-world environment. We also have a special [...]

French Immersion Transportation: It’s about Fairness Not French

2017-09-20T09:50:47-04:00 September 20th, 2017|

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 [...]

2018 Alberta Concours d’art oratoire!

2018-03-06T10:47:11-05:00 September 27th, 2016|

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 [...]

Academically Challenged Students and French Second Language Programs

2017-05-29T21:09:24-04:00 January 2nd, 2013|

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? [...]

CPF appears before the the House of Commons Official Languages Committee

2013-01-11T19:08:45-05:00 January 2nd, 2013|

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 [...]

The DELF in Canada: Stakeholder Perceptions

2013-01-11T18:26:19-05:00 January 2nd, 2013|

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.

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