Bienvenue et bonjour le monde à PMSS!
We have a distinct community of bilingual learning at Pitt Meadows Secondary. Our program is known for its close-knit ties between students and community and we strive to offer rich learning experiences for our students in addition to the many programs that exist alongside our immersion program. There are over 8 000 languages in the world and so many ways to connect with the global community through language, and we are proud of our students who choose bilingual studies. Many of our students are successful in the acquisition of French as they participate in engaging, quality school activities such leadership, gifted programs and school sport teams. We look forward to basing our work on student-centred research and learning together.
If you have any questions about the programs offered here, please contact your student’s teacher from the school website page.
Helpful links to get you started are also available from our Ridge-Meadows CPF website:
Immersion program at a glance:
Students in this program will take three courses in French during their grade 8, 9, and 10 years. Over the grade 11 and 12 years, students will take a total of three courses in French spread over two years. Other options may be available for students wishing to cross-enrol in online immersion courses as well. We are proud of our locally developed Vie Courante 9 that may be one of its kind in the country for the combination of the linguistically and culturally enriched experiences of food and theatre arts.
We are the first school in our community to offer the DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue français) and we are excited to validate our students’ competencies on an international basis. Throughout the year, we strive to provide authentic opportunities to interact in French. We offer service in French within the school, as well as field trips in French to opera, local venues, francophone events and special guests.
We are participants in French video projects for La francophonie des amériques: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Af_E9F9Xo
We are participants in Les Voix de la Poésie
We look forward to many opportunities such as the French Immersion Teachers VideoClip contest as well.
For more information:
Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver :
French for the Future: is a not-for-profit organization that supports and motivates high school students on their path towards bilingualism. www.french-future.org
Language Portal of Canada: www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca:80/index-eng.php
Government of Canada Translation Bureau:www.termiumplus.gc.ca/site/termium.php?lang=fra&cont=042<
French Language Exchanges/TripsFrench Language Travel Programs
Have a student who is interested in cultural discoveries, exciting experiences, new friends, and exploring a francophone region of Canada?
Explore enables students who have completed at least Grade 11 to enroll in five-week immersion courses in French. Participation in Explore includes a bursary covering room, board and tuition. Please visit www.myexplore.ca for further details and an application form.
Destination Clic similarly offers a bursary covering room, board and tuition for a three-week immersion program for students in Grades 8 and who have francophone backgrounds. Please visitwww.destinationclic.ca for further details and an application form.
Odyssey is a paid full-time work experience program that allows students to travel within Canada, gain experience in a school environment and share their cultures. Students work as language-assistants under the supervision of a teacher, encouraging students to improve their knowledge of language and culture. Academic credits are available for this program.. Please visit www.myodyssey.ca for further details and an application form
OSEF France Canada
This trip offers 3 month reciprocal home and school exchange programs for students aged 13 to 17. Visiting exchange students arrive in BC in mid-August and depart 3 months later. BC students are in France between February and May to continue their education in a French secondary school and to share the life of a carefully selected host family.
- Click here for more information about their 3 month summer program.
- Click here for more information about their 1 month exchange.
Encounters with Canada
Encounters with Canada is Canada’s largest youth forum. Every week of the school year, 120-138 teens from across Canada (ages 15-17) come to Ottawa, Ontario. There, they discover their country through each other, learn about Canadian institutions, meet famous and accomplished Canadians, explore exciting career themes, develop their civic leadership skills, and live an extraordinary bilingual experience. Over 78,000 youth have lived the EWC experience so far! If your student (Gr. 10-12) is interested in experiencing one of these fantastic weeks in Ottawa and for further information including space availability and cost this year, please contact your child’s teacher for more information.
SFU Department of FrenchThere are many opportunities to continue your learning in French close to home with the SFU Department of French. There is a French student association, a vibrant Bureau des affaires francophones et francophiles who can help students chose the best program for them. There are a variety of Bachelor degrees and certificates available in French. The bachelor degrees include a one year study exchange to a university in a French-speaking city in Canada, France, Switzerland and in the future, Belgium. http://www.sfu.ca/french/
Canadian Parents For FrenchThe CPF Ridge Meadows Board would be grateful for more volunteer participation. Help us to maintain quality French programs for our children.Our chapter contributes to Grade 12 CPF Scholarships, Cultural Exchange Grants, Welcome Kits, French Book Fairs, French Film Festival, Verbathon, Concours D’art Oratoire, preschool story time, parental representation on the French Advisory Committee, teacher appreciation and French summer camp. Be sure to check out the latest addition of CPF’s monthly newsletter by clicking on the link below:Remember, 80% of your membership fees come back to our local Chapter. Thanks to you, this means more fun events in schools, more resources for parents, teachers and students, and more extra-curricular activities in French.
PMSS CPF Rep: