The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada research reports examine how well French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada, using common indicators of effective support for FSL programs. The reports address a variety of long-standing and emerging issues in FSL education, like equitable access to French immersion programs for special need and Allophone students, developing more effective core French programs, FSL teacher shortages, post-secondary FSL studies, and more.

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2012: Academically Challenged Students and FSL Programs

The 2012 report highlights the unique obstacles faced by students with learning difficulties in an FSL environment. The report features summaries of presentations by six researchers studying this subject in Canada to a round table of diverse participants in June. The round table included representatives from CPF, researchers, federal and provincial government officials, school board officials, academics, and other stakeholders concerned with accessibility in FSL programming.

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CPF Roundtable Proceedings


For Parents

For Parent Advocates

For Educators

Presentation from Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2010:

  • Surveys and interviews with new Canadian parents and students who share their attitudes toward and experiences with French-second-language education
  • Voices of New Canadians: a fact sheet for educators
  • Ministry of Education policies affecting equitable access to FSL programs

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2010: Executive Summary
Branch and National Perspectives 2010
Branch-reported Improvements and Challenges 2010
Voices of Allophone Adults and Allophone university students: Perspectives and Experiences with French as a Second Official Language in Canada
Review of Ministry of Education Policies affecting equitable access

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2008:

  • Pan-Canadian second-language proficiency benchmarks
  • Employment benefits of official-language bilingualism
  • French immersion and students with academic challenges
  • Official language-learning for Allophones
  • French immersion: when and why?
  • Caps and lotteries for French immersion programs
  • Transportation to FSL programs in Ontario

The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada 2008: Executive Summary

Improvements and Barriers 2008

Branch Challenges 2008

Ipsos Reid Report on Demand for Bilingual Employees in the Job Market

Transportation of French Immersion and Extended French Students in Ontario

Growth in BC’s Immersion Program Limited by a Return to Caps and Lotteries

French Immersion: When and Why?

Opening the Doors to Official Language Learning for Allophones

Archived Executive Summaries:

2006 Report

2005 Report

2004 Report

2003 Report

2002 Report

2001 Report

2000 Report

For more details or additional documentation from archived reports, please contact CPF staff.