School District 70 (Alberni)
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French Immersion

Registration is now open:


- Early French Immersion (Kindergarten)


Late French Immersion (Grade 5 or 6) 


Registration forms are available from any school or from the home page of this SD70 webpage.

Please bring completed registration forms to the office at École Alberni Elementary.


Information for Parents:​

Early French Immersion.docxEarly French Immersion.docx 

 Late French Immersion - Word Document Form.docx

What Is French Immersion?
French immersion is a highly successful approach to second language learning — an effective way for students to become functionally fluent in French while achieving all of the objectives of the regular school program. French is the language of instruction for a significant part of the school day; that is, several or all subjects, except English language arts, are taught in French. This program is designed for students whose first language is not French. The objective is full mastery of the English language, functional fluency in French, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the French culture.
The French Immersion Program began in 1980 in SD70, and has since grown to be a well-established and popular program in the Alberni Valley. It is the only program of choice in the district offered at the elementary level.

We proudly offer 2 options of the French Immersion program:


Early Immersion Program:

K-7 @ École Alberni Elementary 

Gr. 8​-12 @ École ADSS

Late Immersion Program

École Alberni Elementary (accepting registrations for students entering gr 5 or 6 in Sept 2018)

Gr. 8-12 @ École ADSS



For further information contact: 

Marc Fryer

District Coordinator - SD70 French Programs

Vice-Principal @ École Alberni Elementary