Finance and Statistics

French Language Education Review – French (English Program)

In September 2014, the BEF introduced the French Language Education Review (Review) to ascertain to what extent school divisions successfully deliver French courses that allow students to develop their ability to communicate in French and to appreciate Francophone cultures.

To determine the level of success in delivering French courses in Manitoba, data is collected by surveying school divisions in three key areas:

  • Policy and Practice
  • Supporting the Teaching and Learning of French
  • Community Awareness and Promotion

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

  1. How many students acquire language skills, appropriate for their level, to communicate in French?
  2. How many students recognize the value of learning French in their lives?
  3. How many students are aware of francophone cultures?
  4. How many students integrate aspects of French language and culture into their lives?
  5. How many students are curious about and open to other cultures making links to their personal life? In other words, how many students are developing intercultural communication skills as they become global citizens?

Summary Table

The summary table entitled Successful Delivery of French Courses (English Program) summarizes the underlying philosophy of the Review by outlining the learning goals for students and the three key areas that support the teaching and learning of French.

Summary Table – Successful Delivery of French Courses (English Program) (PDF Document 115 KB)

French Language Education Review
Process for Data Collection - French (English Program)
Timeline -> Canada/Manitoba Agreement 2013-2014 to 2017-2018
CA/MB Agreement
Provincial Data Collection Documents and Reports Follow-up

Year 1

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

A letter was sent to school divisions informing them of the new process

Year 2 

Data collection for the 2013-2014 school year

Provincial Report 2013-2014

Collaboration with school divisions on request

Year 3 

No data collected for the 2014-2015 school year


Year 4 

Data collection for the 2015-2016 school year

Provincial Report: Profile of Initiatives 2015-2016

Provincial Meeting – October 23, 2017

Collaboration with school divisions on request

Year 5 

End of agreement

Data collection for the 2016-2017 school year

Provincial Report: Profile of Initiatives and Five-year Overview 2016-2017

Collaboration with school divisions on request


Next agreement

No data collection for the 2017-2018 school year

Negotiation of next protocol for agreement


Consultations with school divisions and partners