Provincial Government Provides Opportunities for Students to Explore French Language and Culture

  • Education and Early Childhood Development

March 5, 2020

The Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, is encouraging students in grades 9 and 10 to apply for Summer Programs offered in French. The deadline for applications is April 24, 2020.

With an investment of $600,000 through Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second Official-Language Instruction, these summer programs will provide students the opportunity to discover French culture in Canada and meet new people while improving their French language skills.

Information about the programs and applications can be found here.

Supporting students and teachers to explore French language programs delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“French second language programs are an integral part of the school curriculum in Newfoundland and Labrador. Each year, students have the opportunity to participate in unique experiences here in Canada that will impact their lives and their education. I encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to improve their French language skills, while learning about French culture.”
Brian Warr
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Learn more
Application Information for Summer Programs in French

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Media contact
Tina Coffey
Education and Early Childhood Development
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2020 03 05 12:30 pm