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French Immersion in Manitoba

French Immersion in Manitoba: Evolving Perspectives in Immersion Education in the Global Village

Evolving Perspectives in Immersion Education in the Global Village

Conference for superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, vice-principals, trustees, language coordinators, and parents.

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Evolving Perspectives in French Immersion Education in the Global Village

Come and explore the philosophy of plurilingualism, the idea of becoming a global citizen and the role of French Immersion. Listen to two internationally recognized experts, participate in engaging round table discussions and network with colleagues from around the province.

February 6, 2009
The conference and workshop will be held in English.

Conference Agenda:

8:00 – 9:00
AGM for AMDI (held in room Centennial 5)

8:30 – 9:00
Registration & coffee

9:00 – 9:15
Opening remarks

9:15 – 10:30
Speaker: Dr. J. Fraser Mustard
Socioeconomic determinants of human development and health. Early childhood development and the role of communities
  • Healthy child, health mind… the basis for a healthy life
  • A literate citizen, language and culture - links between science, language learning and cultural awareness from birth to adulthood

10:30 – 10:45
Health Break

10:45 – 12:00
Round table discussion
Facilitator-led discussion in large groups
Conclusion by speaker

12:00 – 1:15
Lunch break
Performance by Saint-Avila, Viscount Alexander and Vincent Massey Schools

1:15 – 2:30
Speaker: Dr. Fred Genesee
Evolving perspectives in Immersion Education
  • Early childhood development, plurilingualism, literacy, new Canadians, inclusion, retention and the perception of elitism

2:30 – 2:45
Health break

2:45 – 4:00
Round table discussion
Facilitator-led discussion in large groups
Conclusion by speaker

Wine and cheese: co-sponsored by AMDI, CUSB and EFM

For biographical information on conference speakers, please visit their website:


No conference fees. Lunch will be provided.
Please complete the registration form and submit by January 16, 2009 to:

French Immersion Conference
Bureau de l’éducation française Division


Danielle Parent
509–1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3G 0T3
Fax to: 204-948-3234
Telephone: 204-945-5203
Toll free: 1-800-282-8069 (ext. 5203)

Registration limited to 400 participants

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Conference will be held in Winnipeg, at:

1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3

Rooms have been reserved at the Victoria Inn for conference participants. To reserve a room call the hotel directly at 204-786-4801 or 1-877-842-4667. Please make reference to this conference when you reserve your room.

Reservations must be made no later than Friday, January 23, 2009.

Free parking is available.

Map to the Victoria Inn


We would like to acknowledge the following partners.

Associations Supporting the Conference

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