Canadian Parents for French (CPF) furthers bilingualism by promoting and creating opportunities for students to learn and to use French. The CPF Network position statements state the organization’s position on issues related to French as a second language education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions.
Canadian Parents for French Stands For:
In Canada, all students have the opportunity to learn French and to access French as a second official language program that meets their needs and aspirations.
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All students have access to a wide variety of effective, evidence based French as a second language (FSL) programs from Grades one to 12 and at the Post-secondary level.
The proficiency levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), and French-language proficiency testing (such as the DELF) are used to provide language learners, parents, educators, post-secondary institutions and employers with a common understanding of each learner’s French-language skills and the expected outcomes of each respective FSL program.
Education leaders, school jurisdictions and provincial/territorial and federal governments are accountable for student achievement in French as a second language programs. Parents and community stakeholders are actively engaged with educational leaders in their decision making. Reporting is meaningful, timely and available publicly.
The accompanying white papers provide an authoritative guide to inform readers concisely about these complex issues and present the Canadian Parents for French philosophy on the matter. The white papers are meant to help readers understand the issues and to consider appropriate action to help authorities make informed decisions that support increasing the number of bilingual graduates in Canada.