REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Our annual French Family Weekend is taking place from March 2-4, 2018 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 can practice their French in a real-world environment. We also [...]
Please find below the proposed CPF Alberta bylaws that continue to be under revision. On March 3rd, 2018 there will be a Special General Meeting held in Jasper, Alberta at 9:00 am at the Lobstick Lodge to approve these new provincial bylaws. As per CPF National Bylaw 198.2, 60 days notice has herein been given [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.