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French Immersion



 Bienvenue! Our French Immersion program is designed for all families, whether or not they speak French. All communication with parents, including report cards, is conducted in English. Within our classrooms, French is the primary language of instruction and all subjects are taught in French, with the exception of English Language Arts. The French Immersion program allows students to acquire language proficiency in both of Canada's official languages and to develop an appreciation of the Francophone cultures.

The French Immersion program at Muriel Martin currently has more than 300 students. There are two or more classes at nearly each grade level and our program continues to grow. Contact the school for further information or drop by to see first hand the many opportunities our welcoming learning environment can provide.

About our Assistant Principal/French Immersion Coordinator

Marteen Lindstrom serves as our school's French Immersion Coordinator. More than half of our students are enrolled in the French Immersion program and part of her role involves coordinating support for students, their families and staff in our program. As a language learner herself and graduate of the programme d'immersion, she understands language development.

With an undergraduate degree from la Faculté St-Jean, University of Alberta, a Graduate Diploma in Second Language Pedagogy and Instructional Leadership from the University of Calgary, and a DALF C2 Diploma of the French Ministry of Education she is prepared to support the diverse needs in French Immersion at Muriel Martin. Contact Marteen at 780.458.0205 or by email.

Click here to access the Canadian Parents for French website.

The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Advantage for Life - Learning another Language

Support for English speaking parents
Yes, You Can Help!

Links
J'écoute la Lecture
Audio books in French

Toupty.com
Activities and games designed for younger students.

Club de lecture d'été
Students can read French texts such as poems, short stories and fables.

Il était une histoire
Students can read and listen to various French stories. A membership is required to access some options.
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