Finance and Statistics

French Language Education Review — French Immersion Program

In September 2014, the BEF introduced the French Language Education Review (Review) to ascertain to what extent school divisions fully implement a French Immersion Program that allows all students to develop their ability to communicate in French effectively with fluency, accuracy and confidence, while developing their plurilingual identity.

The French Language Education Review is based upon the renewed vision of the French Immersion Program in Manitoba which is to ensure that students become proud, engaged, confident, plurilingual global citizens.

To determine the level of success in full implementation of the French Immersion Program in Manitoba, data is collected by surveying French Immersion schools in four key areas:

  • Creating a French Immersion Setting
  • Validation of Students' Linguistic and Educational Experience
  • Educational Staff and Professional Learning
  • Student Enrolment Trends

Successful implementation in turn impacts student success.  For the purposes of this Review, student success is determined by how successfully students achieve the outcomes of the Program according the data collected from the following five questions asked to schools:

  1. Does the Immersion program allow students, including students with special needs, to achieve an appropriate level of linguistic competency in both French and English?
  2. Are students proud of their linguistic competencies and do they have confidence in their ability to speak French in various public settings?
  3. Are students aware of their own cultural identity and are they open to other languages and cultures?
  4. Do students have the confidence and the interest to participate in activities in the Francophone community, here and elsewhere?
  5. Do students value the learning of languages as a key to global citizenship? Do they see themselves as lifelong language learners?

Summary Table

The summary table entitled Full Implementation of the French Immersion Program summarizes the underlying philosophy of the Review by outlining the expected outcomes for students and the four key areas that support the full implementation of the Program.

Summary Table – Full Implementation of the French Immersion Program (PDF Document 128 KB)              

Summary Table – La pleine mise en œuvre du Programme d’immersion française (French version) (PDF Document 436 KB)


French Language Education Review
Process for Data Collection, Divisional Planning and Reporting – French Immersion Program
Timeline -> Canada/Manitoba Agreement 2013-2014 to 2017-2018
Year
CA/MB Agreement
Provincial Data Collection Documents and Reports Follow-up

Year 1
2013-2014

  • the components and process of the Review were developed through consultations
 

Orientation sessions with the 22 school divisions offering French Immersion

Year 2
2014-2015

Data collection for the 2013-2014 school year

Provincial meeting

  • November 30, 2016
  • February 7, 2017

Year 3
2015-2016

No data collected for the 2014-2015 school year

   

Year 4
2016-2017

Data collection for the 2015-2016 school year

  • Divisional planning and reporting integrated into the Framework for Continuous Improvement
  • Provincial meeting

Year 5
2017-2018

End of agreement

Data collection for the 2016-2017 school year

  • Abridged School Questionnaire (113 schools)
  • Provincial Profile 2016-2017
  • 22 Divisional Profiles
  • Divisional planning and reporting through the Framework for Continuous Improvement
  • Provincial meeting

2018-2019

Next agreement

Data collection for the 2017-2018 school year

  • School Questionnaire
  • TBD
  • Divisional planning and reporting through the Framework for Continuous Improvement
  • Provincial meeting

Other Resources

Smart Goal Setting and Planning

SMART Goal Setting – Explanation
   [English Version (MS Word Document 24 KB)]    [French Version (MS Word Document 49 KB)] 

SMART Goal Setting and Planning  – Template
   [English Version (MS Word Document 24 KB)]    [French Version (MS Word Document 49 KB)] 

Examples of SMART Goals with Action Plan

  • Example # 1 (Document en format PDf 128 KB) – Increase the number of high school French Immersion credits offered in French to a minimum of 14 credits by the 2017-2018 school year.
    French Version (Document en format PDf 126 KB)
  • Example # 2 (Document en format PDf 136 KB) – Increase the exposure and usage of the French language during non-instructional time to OFTEN in all areas of the school by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
    French Version (Document en format PDf 133 KB)
  • Example # 3 (Document en format PDf 135 KB) – Increase the percentage of Grade 4 students meeting provincial expectations in Lecture (reading in French) to at least 90% by the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
    French Version (Document en format PDf 132 KB)

Data Collection and Analysis

Worksheet (MS Word Document 24 KB) – Worksheet for Data Analysis and Reflection of the French Immersion Program

Worksheet (MS Word Document 27 KB) – Worksheet - Data Collection for Section 2 – Validation of student’s linguistic and educational experience