The September K–6 French curriculum and tools will be modified for the benefit of Francophone teachers and students.
Alberta’s government is committed to strengthening French learning in schools. Feedback from francophone Albertans and school authorities informed content updates to prepare the draft kindergarten to Grade 6 (K-6) French First Language and Literature curriculum for piloting this school year.
The province's francophone schools will begin implementing a new French First Language and Literature curriculum for K–3 students this fall. Also, if they so desire, francophone school administrators may create a new French curriculum for grades 4 through 6.
According to Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education, “Alberta’s government remains committed to ensuring francophone perspectives, cultures and identity are foundational in the updated curriculum. Thanks to the valuable insights of francophone Albertans and education partners, the new K-6 French First Language and Literature curriculum will foster students’ appreciation of the beauty and richness of the French language and cultures.”
To assist students in forming a healthy relationship with the French language and francophone identity as well as a sense of belonging to various francophone groups, francophone cultures and views are woven throughout the K–6 curriculum in all grades. Students have the chance to study a wide range of works from many groups, cultures, and viewpoints.
“The Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones de l’Alberta (FCSFA) appreciates the willingness to listen and the cooperation of Alberta Education. We are committed to continuing this cooperation with the province to be able to offer a French First Language and Literature curriculum that meets the needs of our francophone students,” explained Tanya Saumure, president of the FCSFA.
Approximately 3,900 students will be learning from the new K-3 French First Language and Literature curriculum during the 2023-24 school year.
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