French as a Second Language

Duclos School is happy to offer French as a Second Language to students in grade 4.  In Alberta, French as a Second Language is a course in which French is taught as a subject to help students develop communication skills in French and acquire an appreciation and understanding of another culture. 

The province of Alberta and the Northern Lights School Division encourage the implementation of second language programming in our schools. The province of Alberta believes that language learning provides students with the competitive edge needed to succeed in the global economy. Research findings indicate that the experience of learning a second language can enhance many aspects of learning.  Being able to understand and communicate in French is an important aspect of being a Canadian and a global citizen.