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​SENTINEL SECONDARY SCHOOL
1250 Chartwell Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7S 2R2
T: (604) 981 1130
F: (604) 981 1131 
School: sentinel@wvschools.ca
District: info@wvschools.ca

French Immersion

L’école Secondaire Sentinel offers bilingual instruction to students enrolled in the French Immersion program.  Immersion is for students who have received their primary and intermediate level of instruction in French. The amount of French instruction at the secondary level varies according to the grade. As students progress through the progra​m, the amount of prescribed instructional time in French is reduced: Grades 8 and 9 = 50%, Grade 10 = 38%, Grades 11 and 12 = 25%.

French Immersion students will have the opportunity to participate in many excursions and cultural experiences in French throughout their courses.



​BILINGUAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of a minimum of 13 immersion courses will give students a bilingual certificate by the end of Grade 12. Students earning credit for 15 courses will receive a bilingual certificate with recognition.

Grade 8 Early, Grade 8 Late

  • Français langue
  • Sciences humaines 8
  • Sciences 8
  • Mathématiques 8
  • Français langue 8
  • Sciences humaines 8
  • Sciences 8
  • Mathématiques 8

Early and late French Immersion courses are merged in Grade 9

Grade 9

  • Français langue 9
  • Sciences humaines 9
  • Sciences 9
  • Mathématiques 9

Grade 10

  • Français langue 10
  • Sciences humaines 10
  • Sciences 10

Grade 11

  • Français langue 11
  • Sciences humaines 11

Grade 12

  • Français langue 12
  • AP French Language 12

* In senior years, students must take at least three courses including Français langue 11 and Français langue 12.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE FULL COMPLEMENT OF COURSES IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE FLUENCY

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