Second Language Programs

For the first time in the NT, students who are in all Grade 12 French programs and Grade 8 French Immersion will have access to an internationally recognized testing process - the DELF. 

Why Learn a Second Language?

There are all kinds of reasons to learn a second language in general, and French in particular. Let's start with the general reasons:

Knowing a second language can:

  • Increase your child's personal pleasures such as the enjoyment of literature, art, music, theatre, travel and personal relationships
  • Increase your child's understanding of and respect for other people and other cultures
  • Help your child to understand more about himself, his country and his fellow Canadians
  • Give your child access to a larger pool of information and to more educational and career opportunities
  • Give your child a competitive edge in the job market anywhere in Canada and in many other countries

The process of learning a second language can also:

  • Develop your child's listening and learning skills as well as the self-discipline that are useful throughout life
  • Increase cognitive abilities, creating a more flexible thinker
  • Enhance his knowledge of his first language and improve his ability to communicate in it
  • Make learning a third or fourth language much easier