Vancouver Technical is one of three French Immersion Secondary Schools in Vancouver. Our program focuses on authentic language learning, community building and the development of a well-rounded, functionally bilingual student.
The secondary component of the French Immersion Program at Vancouver Technical Secondary provides students from both late and early French Immersion the opportunity to continue their studies in French and to continue the development of higher level thinking and verbal skills in their second language. French Immersion is an enrichment program that requires drive, determination and passion. Grade 8-10 students benefit from 50% of courses taught in French in order to maintain important contact with the French language. Immersion students are free to pursue specialized courses in grades 11 and 12 to meet post-secondary requirements as the amount of classes in French is reduced. Français 12 permits the Immersion students to maintain their French proficiency in their final year of school. Successful graduates of the full program at the end of grade 12 receive a Bilingual Graduation Certificate in addition to the provincial "Dogwood" certificate.
Our teachers come from a variety of francophone and bilingual backgrounds and draw from a great wealth of experience to offer diverse classroom and extra curricular activities:
Mme Lisa Edwards – Sciences naturelles
Mme Caterine Bellerose - Francais langue, Planification 10 et chef de departement
Mme Soumeya Boucetta - Francais langue
M. Shane Byron - Sciences Naturelles
Mme Arielle Boyd - Sciences humaines et Francais langue
M. Patrick Delorme - Sciences humaines
Mme Lauren Mcloughlin - Art dramatique (Communications)
Mme Frances Renzullo-Cuzzett - Bibliothécaire (French Immersion Teacher-Librarian)
Our program offers many opportunities to connect with the francophone community through classroom visits, field trips, and cultural events and exchanges, two of which are the grade 8 outdoor educational trip to Strathcona Provincial Park and our grade 11 cultural and linguistic France Exchange with a French high school billet.
Vancouver Technical Secondary feeder schools – French Immersion