Languages (French Immersion)
St. Mary’s College offers an excellent compliment of courses for students wishing to continue their education in French Immersion. This program focuses on expanding opportunities for both oral and written skills. All courses fulfill the Ministry of Education requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. A full description of the program and its courses appears near the end of our school informational booklet. In recent years, our students have had the amazing opportunity to travel to Europe during the Mark Break for a culturally rich experience (and “beaucoup d’amusement”!)
Overview of the French Immersion Program
In order to earn a “Bilingual Certificate - Completion of French Immersion Program,” the Ministry of Education states that the student must earn a minimum of 10 credits in French Immersion subjects. At St. Mary’s College, we have chosen subjects which offer the student maximum opportunities for conversation and exchange of ideas, and fulfill requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. For a richer experience in the language, we recommend that the student complete more than the required 10 credits in French Immersion by choosing to take elective courses in French.