“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela

The French program at St Emile School starts in Kindergarten and leads into the Basic French program which begins at the Grade 4 level. The goal of the primary program is to have students gain an appreciation of learning French, gain basic vocabulary and master simple phrases.


French in Grades 4 through 8 is taught using a balanced literacy approach in which students are involved in real-life, meaningful interactions in French.  This approach supports increased language proficiency and engagement.   Teaching methodology follows the cycle of speaking-reading-writing, with a particular emphasis on oral communication.

The goals of the course are to give students the opportunity to:

  • acquire the necessary language skills to communicate in French;
  • value the learning of French as a tool for personal, intellectual, and social growth;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of Francophone cultures;
  • further develop intercultural communication skills that are essential to all global citizens.

Manitoba Curriculum:

 Ideas for after school:

Watch a DVD in French by selecting the French version from the DVD menu.
Listen to CKXL radio, live from St.Boniface at 91.1 FM

Play a game on a French Websites:

Install a French app- there are so many to choose from here is one example (remember ask an adult first!)


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