Integrated French

Regional Centres for Education in Nova Scotia may offer an Integrated French program to those students in Anglophone schools who wish to develop a greater degree of competence in French. Integrated French begins in grade 7 and continues to grade 12.

Students in this program in grades 7 and 8 take an integrated French language arts and Social Studies course. In grade 9, students take a French language arts course and Éducation civique 9.

Students in grades 10 to 12 take a French language arts course and one other subject in French (excluding Core French). This second course must come from the areas of Career Planning, Personal Development or Social Studies. The French language arts course is designed to support the language needs of students in the second subject area taught.

Beginning this September, teachers will enhance their focus on ensuring that every student transitions effectively to their new grade level. This requires an acknowledgement that opportunities to learn were different for children during at-home learning and that COVID-19 produced or increased disproportional access and opportunities for some students. This is not a reflection of a student’s ability to learn but rather their opportunity to learn. A focus is needed to raise the skill level of learners. To support this work, Foundational Outcome documents for selected courses (9-12 and mathematics P-12) and supplementary support documents (P-12) have been created for selected subjects and grades. Foundational outcomes are not new outcomes and outcomes were not added to any course.

For courses at primary to 8 that have already been renewed, supplementary documents can be found in the resource section for each course on this website. For courses that have not been renewed, Foundational Outcome documents can be found in the At-a-Glance section of each course that they have been developed for, at this time. Supplementary documents for these courses will be housed in the resource section.  Additional materials to support teachers can be accessed from the e-learning site.