French as a Second Language


Maria Provencher – Chair




There is a 5-member FSL Standing Committee at ETFO Provincial. Its terms of reference are:

  • To advise and make recommendations to the ETFO Durham Executive on strategies, which raise awareness and sensitize ETFO and its membership about French as a Second Language (FSL) issues and French language services.
  • To identify ways of supporting FSL teachers and programs.
  • To investigate challenges and obstacles which inhibit Durham students from achieving the federal government Canadian Heritage Plan 2013 objective to double the proportion of secondary school graduates with a functional knowledge of their second official language by 2013.
  • To monitor changes in legislation and make recommendations to the ETFo Durham Executive to communicate with the Ministry of Education and Durham District School Board about FSL issues.

In March 2011, the newly-formed ETFO Durham FSL Committee met and identified portions of these aims that are relevant to address locally. You’re welcome to attend the next FSL Committee meeting and give input, Durham ETFO office, 603 Palace St.
RSVP your interest via staff e-mail to Maria Provencher.