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The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is a publicly-funded school board that provides excellence in Catholic education to over 12,000 students in 32 elementary schools, five secondary schools and five adult learning sites, two outdoor learning centres and employs over 1,400 full-time equivalent staff.

The ALCDSB covers a wide geographic area of more than 16,000 square kilometres from Whitney in the north, Picton in the South, Trenton in the West and Kingston in the East.

ALCDSB offers a range of French as a Second Language (FSL) programs, including French Immersion, Core French and Extended French.

French Immersion is offered at six locations across the Board and entry starts in Year One and Kindergarten.

Hear from FSL Educators

If you want to exist in an environment where you are pushed to your highest capabilities then you should join our team".

– Elementary French Immersion Teacher

Working for the ALCDSB is an incredibly validating career. There are endless opportunities for professional growth".

– Elementary French Immersion Teacher

The ALCDSB allows teachers to practice and exercise the values and virtues of the Catholic Faith within their classrooms each day".

– Elementary French Immersion Teacher

"I really enjoy teaching FSL for the ALCDSB because I am supported in planning authentic tasks and facilitating engaging and action oriented oral activities for my students".

– Elementary Core French Teacher

"If you are passionate about innovative learning then the ALCDSB is the school board that you want to apply to work for".

– Secondary Department Head of Modern Language

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Land Acknowledgement

The Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is situated on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee. We acknowledge their enduring presence on this sacred land, as well as the presence of the Metis, Inuit, and other First Nations from across Turtle Island. We honour their cultures and celebrate their commitment to this land.

“Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.”

Our Programs

The ALCDSB offers a range of FSL programs which focus on the development of communication skills taught in authentic, meaningful contexts.

Students in French language classes are assessed in 4 strands:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Listening and speaking are at the forefront of all instruction and assessment. Teaching and assessing through an action-oriented approach focuses heavily on oral interactions.

The ALCDSB offers students the following programs:

  • Core French is offered at all school sites from Grades 1-12.

At ALCDSB, students who have pursued French up until Grade 12 through either Core, Immersion, or Extended studies have the opportunity to pursue the internationally recognized Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) certificate.

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16000 + Square Kilometers

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12000 + Students in 42 schools/learning sites

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1400 + full-time equivalent staff

No Shortage Of Opportunity!

The ALCDSB covers a wide geographic area of more than 16,000 square kilometers.

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