Last June in Toronto, Jean-Pierre Corbeil of Statistics Canada presented a lecture to members of the FLE network entitled « L’éducation en langue française en Ontario : mise en contexte, situation actuelle et défis à venir ».
Here are a few findings from this presentation.
- For several years now, the number of persons whose first language is French or whose first official language spoken is French is either stable or in a slight increase, but the demographic weight of this population is decreasing. Read more…
What is French-language education (FLE) in Ontario? A complete network!
It is a complete network of daycares, elementary and secondary schools, as well as Francophone colleges and bilingual universities, offering programs and services of exceptional quality, in French, from early childhood through adulthood.
The mission of the FLE network is to promote the success of each student. Read more…
Why study in a French-language school? Because it is clearly advantageous!
I could summarize the content of this post in one single sentence:
If a young person wants to be fluently bilingual for life, all he or she has to do is attend a French-language school and continue his or her post-secondary studies in French!
Indeed, it is proven! I will come back to that a little bit later. Read more…