95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 729-1234 · Fax: (709) 729-9876
95 Elizabeth Avenue · St. John's, NL · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 729-1234 · Fax: (709) 729-9876

Welcome to the Late French Immersion (LFI) registration page.

French Immersion is a form of bilingual education designed for students whose first language is not French. It is a program where instruction is given in French and unlike Core French or Intensive Core French, course content such as Mathematics and Social Studies is delivered in French.

French immersion students learn the same curriculum as their peers in an English program; however some subjects are taught in French. It is based on the idea that students learn more French when they are required to use it to complete authentic tasks (i.e. Mathematics and Science). Over 30 years of research in Canada has produced overwhelming evidence that French immersion is a successful program.

Students begin Grade 7 with approximately 75% of subject instruction in French. This percentage decreases in each grade, as more subjects taught in English are introduced. In general, the following table illustrates which subject areas may be taught in French in the LFI program.

NOTICE: Registration for LFI has concluded for this year.
Late French Immersion (LFI) Registration takes place in February for the upcoming school year.
Registration was held on February 12, 2024 at 9:00 AM to February 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM.
Please contact your zoned school if you missed registration.

Virtual Information Sessions
The following virtual information sessions will be provided at the dates/times below:

Late French Immersion (LFI) Inquiries
If you have any questions regarding the Late French Immersion (LFI) program and registration process and details, please contact your zoned school administrator for assistance; or the NLSchools contacts below:

  • Dave A. Butt (Program Specialist - French Programs) Tel: (709) 697-1533 · Email: davebutt@nlschools.ca
  • Jamie Coady (Director of Schools) Tel: (709) 757-4642 · Email: jamiecoady@nlschools.ca
  • NLSchools Head Office Office (Avalon) Tel: (709) 729-1234


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