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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 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 FSL), 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 2022-2023.

Two companion documents were also released in 2015 and 2016 to support the guiding principal that FSL programs are for all students: Including Students with Special Education Needs in French as a Second Language Programs and Welcoming English Language Learners into French as a Second Language Programs.

A Framework for FSL in Ontario Schools, K-12   PDF
Cadre statégique pour l'apprentissage du français langue seconde dans les écoles de l'Ontario   PDF
Including Students with Special Education Needs in FSL Programs, A Guide for Ontario Schools   PDF
Inclure les élèves ayant des besoins particuliers dans les programmes de FLS: Guide à l'intention des écoles de l'Ontario   PDF
Welcoming English Language Learners into FSL Programs   PDF
Accueillir les apprenantes et les apprenants de la langue anglaise au sein des programmes de FLS   PDF

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