French Immersion

Moscrop is one of the three schools in Burnaby that offer Secondary French Immersion. The Languages and French Immersion Department at Moscrop Secondary is devoted to student learning. Teachers collaborate to make the curriculum of each subject exciting and challenging for students. Classroom activities promote cultural knowledge and understanding, communication in the target language and the use of authentic materials. Students are also offered a variety of extracurricular activities enabling them to develop leadership skills and enhance learning, such as contests, fieldtrips, participation in clubs and schoolwide events.

French Immersion programming benefits the cognitive and social development of students, as well as their opportunities for career advancement. Research demonstrates that students who successfully complete a French Immersion program (K-12) attain functional bilingualism while doing as well as, or better than, their unilingual peers in the content areas of curriculum, including English Language Arts. (BC Public School Policy, French Immersion Program)

French Immersion in High School is a continuation of Early and Late French Immersion at Elementary.  In grades 8, 9 and 10, students are required to take four classes in French with the option of five in grade 10.  In grade 11, students take two French courses and one in Grade 12.

Grade 8 (four required courses) Mathématiques 8, Sciences naturelles 8, Langue 8, Sciences humaines 8
Grade 9 (four required courses) Mathématiques 9, Sciences naturelles 9, Langue 9, Sciences humaines 9
Grade 10 (four required courses) Mathématiques 10, Sciences naturelles 10, Langue 10, Génocide, Sciences Politiques, Planification 10 (2017-18), Éducation à la vie professionnelle 10 (2018 – onwards)
Grade 11 (two required courses) Langue 11, Sciences humaines 11
Grade 12 (one required course) Langue 12

Students completing the French Immersion programme in Grade 12 receive a bilingual graduation certificate – Double Dogwood. 

Students in the French Immersion programme at Moscrop are presented with a range of opportunities.  In grade 10 they are able to participate in the BC Québec Exchange Program, can sign up for the Explore Program as early as grade 11, and the YMCA Summer Work Exchange at the age of 16 and 17.

In addition to these larger opportunities, French Immersion students are also exposed to Language and Culture outside of the classroom.  They attend plays, movies, concerts, experience French food in restaurants, and participate in oral and written contests.  Students attend science fairs, social studies fairs, meet and learn from cultural guests, performers and presenters.

A new course will be offered in September of 2018, French Leadership. This course allows students to use and further develop their strengths in the French language while developing their communication, organizational and leadership skills. Students will collaboratively design and implement lessons and projects for French learners in the elementary classrooms in their areas of interest. This is a great course for students who are thinking about a career in Education or who simply  want to work with younger students and share their passion for the French language and culture. Students will be vetted by French teachers through an application process.  This course does not replace any required courses, but is open to students in grades 10 to 12.

Course Outlines

All Moscrop French Immersion courses follow the curriculum guidelines of the Education Ministry:

Useful Links

For French and French Immersion:

Canadian Parents for French:
Dictionary (Most Complete):
French-English Dictionary:
Bescherelle (Verb Conjugation):
Reading, Listening & Games:
Listening and Pronunciation:
Picture Dictionary:

For Sciences Humaines:

Bibliothèque et Archives Canada:
Statistiques Canada:
Radio-Canada (archives):