We are happy to offer French at Iron River School to students in grades 5 and 6. In Alberta, French as a Second Language is a course in which French is taught as a subject to help students develop communication skills in French and acquire an appreciation and understanding of another culture. French is one of Canada’s two official languages and a language spoken in 33 countries around the world. After English, French is spoken on more continents that any other language. Being able to understand and communicate in French is an important aspect to being a Canadian and a global citizen.
The province of Alberta and the Northern Lights School Division encourage the implementation of second language programming in our schools. The province of Alberta believes that language learning provides students with the competitive edge needed to succeed in the global economy. Research findings indicate that the experience of learning a second language can enhance many aspects of learning.