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Junior (Grades 4-6) 438
Junior (Grades 4-6)

Introduction to the Junior Division

From The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Language, 2006 (revised) the Ontario Ministry of Education notes:
The expectations for Grades 4 to 6 focus on students’ ability to use their knowledge and skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing to understand, critically analyze, and communicate a broad range of information and ideas from and about their multicultural, multimedia environment. Junior students’ language knowledge comes from their life experiences and prior knowledge and from the foundational language knowledge and skills acquired in the primary school years. The expectations in the junior years build upon this foundation. Because the base of knowledge, experience, and skills varies from student to student, it is important for instruction to be differentiated to meet the needs of individuals and small groups of students.
For a complete summary of the Junior learner from the Language Curriculum refer to the document below:
The York Region DSB offers two quality French as a Second Language programs, Core French and French Immersion: 
  • French Immersion is an optional program that consists of full-day French instruction starting in Grade 1, at a designated school in your attendance area.  Registration is necessary. 
  • Core French consists of 40 minutes per day of French instruction beginning in Grade 4 at your local school.  Enrolment in Core French is automatic when a child reaches Grade 4.  Core French is compulsory from Grade 4 to Grade 9.
The vision of the French as a Second Language Curriculum is that “students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.”
For more information, please see the Introduction of the French as a Second Language curriculum.
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