Our research helps us to better understand FSL programs and student needs, determine gaps in access or effectiveness, establish why official bilingualism is a valuable life skill, and provide evidence-based reasoning for the advocacy and promotion that helps drive Canada’s youth on the path toward bilingualism.

  • The State of FSL Education in Canada

    CPF-Authored Research Reports

    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.

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  • Research Bibliographies - FSL education.

    These bibliographies contain references to and findings from selected research studies addressing current issues in FSL education and second-language acquisition. The bibliographies are for the use of parent advocates, educators, school districts and FSL researchers. Academically-Challenged Students and French-Second-Language Education Addressing Charges of Social Class Elitism Benefits of FSL Education - Bibliography Comparison of Student Attitudes and Performance in Immersion Centres…

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  • Fact Sheets

    The following fact sheets are available for download: Academically-Challenged Students: Parents Academically-Challenged Students: Advocates Academically-Challenged Students: Educators Academically-Challenged Students: Media Immigrant Students and FSL Programs French Second Language & Bilingualism in Canada: By the Numbers Students Reap the Employment Benefits of Bilingualism Through Post-Secondary Studies in French French Immersion Program Implementation Costs: A Fact…

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  • Enrolment Trends

    Statistics on Enrolment Across Canada

    CPF gathers data from ministries of education and presents enrolment figures by province/territory, by year, and by type of FSL program. All ministries divide enrolment into core French and immersion, while some are able to differentiate enrolment into early, middle and late immersion and into regular and alternate core French.

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Research Database

CPF French-Second-Language Resource and Research Database

A catalogue of research on FSL education in Canada. The Research Database can be accessed by making the request by email to 

See also:

Advocacy Oriented Research Brief

FSL Backgrounders


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