Ottawa, ON – On Friday, October 13th Canadian Parents for French introduced the 2017 issue of its widely popular research series The State of French Second Language Education in Canada report in Gatineau, QC.
The recently-revived report, which examines current French as a second language (FSL) research findings, focuses on FSL students’ experience, proficiency and inclusion, was well received by all in attendance. Canadian Parents for French was pleased to welcome guests from both the French first language and French as a second language communities as well as partners and stakeholders working collaboratively to promote the advancement of official language bilingualism in schools across Canada.
Useful as a resource tool, the report helps inform decision makers, federal and provincial/territorial authorities on the importance of equality of access for all students wishing to enroll in FSL programs. Planning for future reports has already begun; next year’s edition will address current issues in FSL teacher education, retention and recruitment, while the 2019 edition will focus on FSL program delivery.
Canadian Parents for French would like to thank members of its national research committee, in particular, co-chairs Dr. Sharon Lapkin, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto and Dr. Wendy Carr, University of British Columbia and principal investigators and contributors from the University of Ottawa, the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto and University of New Brunswick and Nippissing University for their support in the development of the 2017 report.
As a nationwide, research-informed, volunteer organization that champions the opportunity to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home, this report is symbolic of the goals to which we are committed. Download your free copy of The State of French Second Language Education in Canada 2017: http://bit.ly/2ksRMUC
Canadian Parents for French is the national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians.