Program Information

Are you a parent looking for help with your child’s French as a second language (FSL) studies?   

Look no further!  CPF has a Virtual Tutoring Program to meet your needs. 

Who is the program for?

The Canadian Parents for French Virtual Tutoring Program was created for parents who made a commitment to have their children learn French. The Program provides students from 5 to 14 years of age with additional support for their FSL learning journey.

How does it work?

  • Children spend one hour/week in a one-on-one session with a volunteer French-speaking tutor;
  • the service is offered free or at a very low cost to families; and
  • sessions take place virtually, so a computer, camera, microphone and internet connection are required.
  • This program is open to members across Canada. There is a $40/child non-refundable registration fee to participate in the program.
  • Full and partial scholarships are available to families in need of financial assistance.

Question? Please email us at volunteers@cpf.ca

What are the benefits of this program?

 

The benefits of this program are endless, as it:

  • exposes students to a variety of French accents;
  • offers informal and friendly conversational support;
  • promotes bilingualism among Canadian youth;
  • builds confidence and resilience; and
  • is fun and safe way for your child to improve their French!

What do students work on?

Students can choose to work on whatever skills they need to improve. This can include reading, writing, speaking or even homework help. Tutors come to each lesson prepared with a variety of fun-filled activities that are both engaging and instructional!

Our fall session is full. The next session will begin January 24, 2022. Registration will open to those families on the Waitlist.
 
The program is open to members across Canada. There is a $40/child non-refundable registration fee to participate in the program.
 
Full and partial scholarships are available to families who need financial assistance.
 
Please contact volunteers@cpf.ca
 
 

For more information about our Virtual Tutoring Program, please contact volunteers@cpf.ca.

*Enrollment will open to those on the waitlist first.

Who is eligible?

The program is open to all families who have a Canadian Parents for French membership. 

FAQ

No. This program is not an academic tutoring program and does not follow a pre-determined curriculum. As a result, we do not provide progress reports for students who are enrolled.

No, not necessarily. The idea is to expose your child to different accents and backgrounds so typically your child will have a new tutor each week.

No. As we are a 100% volunteer-based program, we cannot guarantee a session every week, but it is our goal to make sure your child has weekly sessions!

There is a limit to three children per family.

We are proud to have a diverse group of French-speaking volunteers, residing in nine provinces and who represent over 16 countries of origin before calling Canada home! CPF tutors are at least 16 years old and fluent in both English and French.

If you’re bilingual or francophone and you’re ready for a meaningful, rewarding experience, we’d love it if you applied! The minimum time commitment is one hour per week. If you want to become a volunteer tutor, you can complete a registration form HERE.

Additional Opportunities

  • Conversation Club – tutors lead a discussion around a certain topic, which is supported by materials such as videos, short texts and games.
  • Book Club – groups read a short book together and then discuss it.
  • Both of these clubs will return in January 2022.

Contact Information

For more information about our Virtual Tutoring Program, please contact programs@ab.cpf.ca.

While I Grow Up French Club for Kids 9 to 14

This virtual program is for French Second Language learners between the ages of 9 to 14 that wish to improve their French and need an outlet for their creative energy. This program allows kids to discover their uniqueness thanks to hundreds of creative online projects submitted by kids from around the world. Kids will be able to create video, photo or written projects which will be entered into monthly draws for prizes!

  • Kids enrolled in the program will receive 8 weeks of one-on-one mentorship with our virtual WIGUP Mentors who are fully bilingual and ready to help your kids improve their French. 
  • Kids will also receive free membership to the WIGUP.tv portal for 3 months
  • CPF Membership is required and there is a $40/child fee associated with registration.
  • Full and partial scholarships are available to families who need financial assistance.
  • Please contact vounteers@cpf.ca if you family would like to request a scholarship.
  • Kids who enroll and actively participate in the WIGUP French Club, have the opportunity to win a trip for themselves and their family to Québec City!  Each child who completes 5 WIGUP projects gets entered into our raffle. Winning this trip is an amazing opportunity to put your French to use and travel bilingually within Canada. The raffle will happen April of 2022. 

Next Program dates:

January 31, 2022

February 14, 2022

Please join the waitlist on the National website, registration to the waitlist will open on January 5, 2022.

Questions? Please contact virtualprogramassistant@cpf.ca

 

The program was truly an asset for French learning. The tutors were patient and some truly stand out as being natural teachers. Thank you to everyone involved.
CPF-MB Member
Parent of a participant, winter 2021
My daughter enjoyed the one on one sessions and was able to practice her French and to do the projects with the help of the tutor. She really liked working on the projects
CPF-ON Member
Parent of a program participant, June 2021

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