A Framework for FSL, K-12

A Framework for French as a Second Language in Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (A Framework for FSL) was released in 2013 to help school boards and schools in Ontario maximize opportunities for students to reach their full potential in French as a second language (FSL).

A Framework for FSL, K–12 presents a call to action to strengthen FSL programming, promote the benefits of FSL, heighten appreciation of and support for FSL educators, and increase public confidence in FSL education. It articulates the vision that “students in English-language school boards have the confidence and ability to use French effectively in their daily lives”, three provincial goals (increasing student confidence, proficiency, and achievement in FSL, increasing the percentage of students studying FSL until graduation, increasing student, educator, parent and community engagement in FS), and guiding principles for FSL in Ontario. It also suggests actions that school boards can take to improve FSL programming throughout the province.

Implementation of the Framework began in 2013-2014 and extends over a 10 year period to 2022.  In rapidly changing society in which the importance of languages is becoming increasingly evident, it is possible to envision FSL education in Ontario 10 years in the future. Learning French will be widely recognized as valuable component of every child’s education. Students of FSL programs will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to communicate with confidence in French. Parents, educators and communities will support students as life-long learners and seek opportunities for continues enhancement of FSL education. 

A Framework for FSL in Ontario Schools K-12


Cadre strategique pour l’apprentissage du Francais langue secondedans les ecoles de l’Ontario


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