Yes, you can help!
You can help your child in French immersion!
Like other parents, you want to take an active role in your child's learning. If you’ve chosen French immersion for your child, you may have some questions and require information on how to support your child in a language program.
Recognizing the need to provide parents like you with clear and complete information about French immersion, Alberta Education’s French Language Education Services and the Alberta Branch of Canadian Parents for French (CPF) collaborated to produce Yes, You Can Help! in 1996.
The popularity of the resource among both parents and educators in Alberta inspired the publication of a national edition in 2002. In 2011 the information was again updated, and is now available to all parents through the Alberta Education website.
Yes, You Can Help! is designed as a reference and guide. We hope it will help you put the “French” part of your child’s education into perspective.
How to use "Yes, you can help!"
Much has been discovered about teaching and learning a second language since the inception of French immersion in 1965. Yes, You Can Help! is a summary of the information now available. At the end of most sections is a segment “For more information” where you will find links to additional resources.
Furthermore, throughout this resource, you will also find hotlinks to references about specific items.
Be sure to add Yes, You Can Help! to your Internet “favourites” so you can quickly refer to it whenever a question arises or your child enters a new stage of his or her education.
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- Why learn a second language?
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- I want to help, but it's in French!
- Learning to read
- Learning to write
- The secondary years and beyond
- The importance of French outside of school
- Why isn't my young child happy at school?
- But my child is ...!
- What have graduates said about French immersion?