July 2022

Welcoming English Language Learners Into French as A Second Language Programs

Welcoming English Language Learners into French as a Second Language Programs has been developed as part of the Ministry of Education’s ongoing commitment to strengthen French as a second language (FSL) education in Ontario. This document is intended to promote discussion among various stakeholders about issues related to the inclusion of English language learners in FSL programs. It not only describes the benefits of FSL education for English language learners but also addresses the misconception that FSL programs are too difficult for English language learners and reinforces how current FSL teaching strategies can meet the learning needs of these students.