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Quebec: How to preserve French language learning during coronavirus school closures


Última actualización: 22 Jun 2020

The Conversation, 18 June 2020

During this time of confinement due to coronavirus, children educated in French outside Québec are less-frequently exposed to the French language. Studies have shown that exposure is vital to maintaining their skills. It is safe to assume that exposure is also necessary for children to undertake online learning in French successfully.

In Canada outside of Québec, there are approximately 3.9 million children enrolled in schools. More than half a million of them, or 12.8 per cent, are educated in French. According to Statistics Canada, 430,119 students (11 per cent of all students in Canada outside Québec) were enrolled in French immersion programs and 167,259 students (four per cent) in French-language schools in 2017-18. Read more... >>>>>