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Students will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in the language of study through a variety of cultural events and activities, speech and poetry contests, field trips, presentations, student-exchanges, excursions and/or school trips to French-speaking regions.
French Club Promotional Video - Youtube.  Our French club students have put together a fantastic promotional video about all of the opportunities available at our school.
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We host a variety of field trips throughout the school year in order to provide our students with authentic language opportunities. Our field trips change as new and exciting language opportunities arise. Some examples of past field trips include: viewing a French film, participating in an interactive African drumming presentation, sampling French foods, and completing a scavenger hunt in Yorkville and at the St. Lawrence Market.


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A vibrant group of students who meet bi-weekly to practice their French and promote French language and culture at Bur Oak!  The club helps organize French activities during Bur Oak events throughout the school year.


Concours d’Art Oratoire is one of many contests held in Ontario for students wishing to express their ideas and passion on a particular topic in French.  Winning students from York Region Schools have been provided full university tuition or prizes of $1000.00 or more!  Poetry, essay and other speech contests for French are also promoted for students at Bur Oak.



Students who excel in French can gain volunteer hours as tutors for students needing assistance in French.



Are you looking for a summer program to learn French in Canada? “Explore” offers a five-week bursary program where the cost of tuition, meals, and accommodation is covered. For more information visit  




​Participate in a three month or one month exchange through the ISE Program.  ISE is one of the most well-respected organizations providing exchanges and immersion experiences for students in Europe!  Students may choose from a variety of countries where Spanish or French is spoken.  More information can be found on the ISE website:


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Would you like to participate in a YMCA summer French exchange program in Canada which employs you for the duration of your exchange?  Students apply for a summer job in one of many locations in the province of Québec.  The students stay with a French-speaking family and not only become bilingual, but gain work experience and return with summer wages as well.  Family outings to cultural activities and events are organized for the students as well.  Check out:

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