Kindergarten French Immersion | My Child in School | Manitoba Education
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MY CHILD IN SCHOOL
MY CHILD IN SCHOOL – Informed Parent, Involved Parent

KINDERGARTEN: FRANÇAIS

What your child is learning

In Kindergarten, your child learns to

  • understand the main ideas as he or she listens to spoken French
  • recognize that symbols, illustrations and writing express messages
  • communicate in French
  • recite rhymes and sing songs in French,
  • repeat words and phrases,
  • use words, letters and drawings to express ideas,
  • write his or her name or other familiar words and
  • use drawings and some letters.

To find out more about what your child is learning, talk to the teacher. You may also refer to the Manitoba Curriculum Framework document (in French only).

How your child is assessed

Your child’s teacher will assess children on their ability to understand and communicate. The teacher will report your child’s progress in areas such as  

  • How well your child understands symbols and follows simple directions
  • How well your child uses actions and drawings to communicate about a short story with pictures that has been read out loud
  • How well your child draws or uses letters, writes his or her name, and repeats words, sentences, poems or songs

Resources

A Guide to French Immersion Schools in Manitoba

French for Life: Information about the importance of bilingualism in today’s world and what you can do to help your child

Canadian Parents for French: A national network of volunteers dedicated to promoting and supporting French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians

Canadian Parents for French Manitoba:  Links to activities and resources for learning French

French-language television network

National Film Board (NFB) – Education

Saint Boniface Public Library (La Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface)

Festival du Voyageur

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by "viewing" and "representing"?

How can I help my child (even if I don’t speak French)?