The aim of the Extended French program is to develop students' French-language knowledge and skills and to provide them with an understanding and appreciation of francophone culture in Canada and around the world. By the end of the four-year program students will be able to converse freely on familiar topics; will be able to read books, magazines, and newspapers in French; and will be able to function in a French-speaking community. Schools may grant a certificate in Extended French Immersion if the student has successfully completed the sequence of four courses in Extended French and a minimum of three courses in other subjects taught in French.
The aim of the French Immersion program is to develop and refine students' ability to communicate in French as well as to expand their knowledge of the language through the study of francophone literature. By the end of the four-year program, students will participate easily in conversations and discussions; will be able to take courses at the college or university level in which French is the language of instruction; and will be able to accept employment in which French is the working language. Schools may grant a certificate in French Immersion if the student has successfully completed the sequence of four courses in French Immersion and a minimum of six courses in other subjects taught in French.