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École Springfield Heights School
River East Transcona School Division
French Immersion

ÉSHS offers an early French Immersion Program. Students enter the program at the Kindergarten or Grade 1 level. The instruction in Grades 1 through 5 is 20 percent English and 80 percent French. Kindergarten classes are conducted entirely in French with some use of English at the beginning of the program to establish routines.

The French Immersion Program provides students with an opportunity to learn a second language by using it. Students acquire both a knowledge and functional use of the French language by the end of the Grade 12. This learning is enhanced through a rich variety of activities such as special assemblies, field trips, cross-grade sharing, as well as cultural experiences.

The mixture of academic, social and cultural learning opportunities encourages students to develop a positive attitude toward all cultures. A pamphlet describing the French Immersion Program is available from the school office.