Research helps us to better understand FSL programs and student needs, determine gaps in access or effectiveness, establish why official bilingualism is a valuable life skill, and provide evidence-based reasoning for the advocacy and promotion that helps drive Canada’s youth on the path toward bilingualism.
CPF Research Database (for members only)
This database is a good starting point for finding information about FSL issues that interest you. While copyright regulations prevent us from providing more than a summary of each article, we have reported as much bibliographic and contact information as possible, so that you may reach the publisher directly if you are unable to locate the material in a local library. The database may be searched by author or by keyword (topic). We currently have studies and articles from the past thirty years that investigate issues including:
- The benefits of second language education
- The interaction between first- and second-language skills
- Teaching and learning strategies in French-second-language (FSL) programs
- History of FSL education in Canada
- Comparisons of various French immersion and core French program options
- Student performance in FSL programs
- Academically challenged students in FSL programs
Canada’s national statistical agency / Statistique Canada: Organisme statistique national du Canada. >>READ MORE
PEI Parent Engagement Survey Final Report 2009
In the fall of 2008, the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation sponsored a survey of parents of school-aged children in PEI. The survey, carried out by consultant Vicki Bryanton, explored issues related to parent engagement in their children’s education. A total of 704 surveys are included in the analysis, representing parents of 1,234 school-aged children. >> READ MORE
New Brunswick FSL Task Force 2012
The terms of reference for the work of the Task Force were provided before the members met. They included the following mandate:
• Provide direction/options for an outcome and program improvements to either the Grade 1 or Grade 3 Early French Immersion entry point or program, depending upon the option recommended and accepted by Government.
• Consult with the Ministerial Advisory Committee on French Second Language Review both before undertaking public consultations and once preliminary recommendations are complete.
• Review background analytics on student results for the Grade 1 versus Grade 3 entry points.
• Undertake public consultation on the entry point for Early French Immersion on behalf of the The government of New Brunswick.
• Review all briefs and materials presented to Government on the issue.
• Deliver a final report to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development by January 31,
2012. >> READ MORE
CPF The Bilingual Advantage Report 2012
This report captures the results of a workshop held in 2012 with local businesses on PEI to discuss the advantages of having a bilingual workforce. >> READ MORE
CPF The State of French-Second-Language Education in Canada
Research reports examine how well French-second-language (FSL) programs are faring across Canada. The reports address a variety of long-standing and emerging issues in FSL education, like equitable access to FSL programs developing more effective FSL programs, student proficiency, additional learning opportunities and more. The Annual or Semi-Annual Reports started in 2002>> READ MORE
The PEI State of French-Second-Language in Education: 2016
In 2016 Canadian Parents for French PEI commissioned this research document. The goal of this study was to examine the delivery of French-second-language (FSL) education in the Prince Edward Island (PEI) school system. In the document, we have attempted to examine the demographics as well as to understand the strengths and challenges of the current system. >> READ MORE
FSL Enrollment Trends
CPF gathers data from ministries of education and presents enrolment figures by province/territory, by year, and by type of FSL program. All ministries divide enrolment into core French and immersion, while some are able to differentiate enrolment into early, middle and late immersion and into regular and alternate core French.
CPF does not publish same-year enrolment statistics, as some larger ministries are unable to finalize data that quickly. >>READ MORE
Enrollment Trends for PEI only >>READ MORE
O.C.O.L. The Future of Linguistic Duality Conference November 2017
On November 30, 2017, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages held a conference called The future of linguistic duality: Our official languages, our identity, at which nearly 300 participants from across the country helped define the future vision of Canada’s linguistic duality. To thank you for your contribution, we have prepared a short video<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T9CdXlbiP0> that summarizes the main points of the information collected during the conference. >> READ MORE
O.C.O.L. Special Report to Parliament: A Principled Approach to the Modernization of the Official Languages (Communications with and services to the public) Regulations
In November 2016, the Government announced that it would review the Regulations. In this special report, I present an approach geared toward thoroughly modernized Regulations that will better meet the needs of official language communities. I recommend that Parliament send my special report to one of the official languages committees for study as part of their assessment of the new Regulations. By intervening proactively and sharing our expertise, I hope to have a positive influence on the development of the new Regulations to achieve lasting results for official language communities. >>READ MORE
La communication orale au CŒUR de l’apprentissage (Oral Communication – at the heart of Learning) article in French only
Il fut un temps où nous avions l’impression que les élèves apprenaient le plus lorsqu’ils étaient silencieux, écoutaient l’enseignante, suivaient ses directives et pouvaient répondre correctement et
instantanément à toutes les questions qu’elle leur posait. Au XXIe siècle, nous savons bien que les jeunes d’aujourd’hui ne peuvent plus être passifs toute la journée dans nos salles de classe; ils
doivent savoir résoudre des problèmes, faire preuve d’un esprit critique et créateur, collaborer et communiquer efficacement. >> READ MORE
A.C.P.I. Final Report: Canada Wide Consultation
The Canadian Association of Immersion Professionals (CAIP) is a professional organization with a mission to participate in the promotion and development of a bilingual Canada by bringing together immersion educators and partners from all regions of the country. Today ACPI is proud to submit its final report to cement its broad Canada-wide consultation.
This overview draws on data from multiple research studies, the preliminary findings of the Canada-wide survey conducted in the fall of 2016, and the information compiled during the
tour of consultation workshops carried out in 11 cities across the country in 2017. A number of instructive findings are presented in this final report and clearly set the tone for developing
initiatives at the national, provincial, and local levels. Some of the approaches outlined will soon enrich the work environment, professional tools, and support for those active in French
immersion all over the country.
Few studies focus directly on French immersion in Canada. ACPI’s portrait of immersion, which draws on the extensive Canada-wide consultation efforts it launched in 2016 and recently
completed, is firmly in line with ACPI’s mission to actively contribute to the promotion and development of a bilingual Canada. The initiative was a chance for ACPI to rally immersion
professionals as well as its partners all across Canada.
Armed with this new portrait of French immersion professionals based on ACPI’s recent Canada-wide consultation, we must redouble our efforts to make our communities the driving forces of
immersion .>>READ MORE