French Immersion

There are two French Immersion Programs offered in Delta: EARLY French Immersion Program (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and LATE French Immersion Program (Grade 6 to Grade 12). Upon completion of the French Immersion Program, students who fulfil the BC Ministry of Education’s other graduation requirements, will receive a DOUBLE DOGWOOD, which means that they will graduate with two diplomas.

Early French Immersion Programs are offered at:
  • South Park
  • Ladner
  • Richardson
  • Devon Gardens
  • Sunshine Hills
 Late French Immersion Programs are offered at:
  • Cliff Drive
  • Chalmers
Secondary Programs
At the secondary school level, two schools offer French Immersion:
  • South Delta
  • Burnsview
Gwenaelle Oger-Black
Modern Languages Coordinator


Enrolment Process

There is an Enrolment Process by which families need to proceed if interested to register a child in a French Immersion Program, either for the Early French Immersion Program or the Late French Immersion Program. An application form needs to first be completed and submitted by the deadline of each year, which demonstrates a commitment by the families to register their child in the designated program if their child is accepted and to understand that there is a commitment for the child to stay in the French Immersion program until Grade 12, where families understand that their support and encouragement will be very important throughout the child’s journey of learning in the French Immersion program.

Application forms are made available as of the first day back to school in January of each year. Applications will be online this year.

The application deadlines change from year to year. The Early French Immersion application deadline is usually near the end of January/beginning of February. The Late French Immersion application deadline is usually in February/March.

It is very important that parents attend a French Immersion Parent Information Meeting some time in January/February.

2018-2019 Application Deadlines
French Immersion Applications will be on-line this year. The proposed application deadlines are:
Early French Immersion 4:00pm Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Late French Immersion 4:00pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018.


French Immersion Parent Information Nights

For Early French Immersion:

Ladner-January 23rd, 2018 at 6:30pm
Burnsview-January 24th, 2018 at 6:30pm
South Park-January 25th, 2018 at 6:30pm

For Late French Immersion:

Chalmers-February 7th, 2018 at 6:30pm
Cliff Drive-February 13th, 2018 at 6:30pm