French is one of Canada’s two official languages. The French as a second language (FSL) courses offer students important cultural, linguistic and career development opportunities. Alberta Education encourages and supports such opportunities by making available FSL courses, resources and services.
In Alberta, French as a second language (FSL) refers to courses in which the French language is taught as a subject, often between 30 to 40 minutes a day, to enable students to communicate in French in a variety of school travel, leisure and job-related contexts. FSL also enables students to better understand francophone cultures in Canada and in other countries of the world.
As of January 2009, all French documents developed by Alberta Education and that used the new French spelling will be identified by the following label:
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Program of Studies
- Nine-Year Program of Studies Grade 4 to Grade 12
Programme d'études de neuf ans de la 4e à la 12e année
- Three-Year Program of Studies Grade 10 to Grade 12
Programme d'études de trois ans de la 10e à la 12e année
- Senior High School Courses
Cours au secondaire deuxième cycle
- New French Spelling
- The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
- French Internet Resources
- Connection: Information for Teachers is Alberta Education’s online newsletter for teachers. Published three times a year, in October, January and May, Connection provides a wealth of information related to curriculum, resources, evaluation, implementation, technology and professional development.
- Alberta Education's Authorized Resource Database
- Learning Resources Centre