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Are you a parent looking to offer your child all the benefits of a dual-language education? You might feel a little overwhelmed with questions and uncertainties about French-second-language, or FSL, education. Even if you’ve already made the decision to enrol your child in an FSL program, you might be at a loss as to how you can help him or her succeed if you don’t speak French yourself.

CPF is here to help. We have many informative pamphlets and brochures that can help you pick the right program for the right child; and for parents whose children are already studying FSL, we have resources that can help you help your kids. We are primarily, first and foremost, a parent-oriented organization, so we are here for you and your family every step of the way.

Click here to watch a video on French Immersion Myths.

BOUTON D’OR ACADIE…..books created in Acadie, printed in Canada.  catalogue

The Charter For Children. Author Dustin Milligan transforms the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms into whimsical tales. Each book highlights a province or territory while demonstrating the basic components of the Charter.   For more information go to dc-canada Charter

Magie d’apprendre, established approximately ten years ago, has been promoting French education through workshops, training sessions, refreshers, and lessons, as well as providing a variety of learning strategies.   In addition to providing these various services, we have developed the educational game, VER-B-PROMagie d’apprendre

Why Learn French

Yes, You Can Help! Alberta Education and Canadian Parents for French-Alberta Branch

 How do I help if I don’t speak French? Here are 5 great tips from Camp Tournesol.

Department of Education, French Second Language Policy 309  Guidelines & procedures for school districts.

CPF French Internet Address List – NOTE: The internet addresses listed here do not reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the internet addresses and does not endorse the provider of the internet address site or any product it offers. If you would like to receive e-mail notification of special updates to the CPF French Internet Address List or have suggestions for this list, contact us by e-mail:

French Immersion

French immersion related – general

How can I help my child in French Immersion?

Official Languages Site



CPF Early Childhood Activity Workbook
CPF is pleased to present the newly-developed CPF Early Childhood Activity Workbook. This workbook is filled with activities that introduce French to English-speaking children.

You will note that we have included a question and answer on each page of the activity book. By including frequently-asked-question (FAQs), parents will receive information about French-second-language (FSL) education which will allow parents to make informed and confident decisions about enrolling their children in FSL programs. The FAQs are based on a review of the literature by Dr. W. Lazaruk and the activities for preschoolers were developed by an educational consultant to ensure that they are age-appropriate.
You may download a workbook at:


Charlotte Diamond

Multiple award-winning “edu-tainers” LuLu et le Matou (Lulu and the TomCat) are pleased to to announce the release of their new French CD, “Faites de la musique!” (Let’s Make Music!). With 14 songs and 9 books, this kit is a fun new to learn French. Bio ENG Bio FR Order Form ENG Order Form FR

NB Links

NB Department of Education

Community (Saint John) francophone organization

Canadian Heritage

New Brunswick MLA’s Addresses

Halloween Websites

For French Halloween sites see:

and for younger children


Guérin Éditeur

  • French Classes for Adults

    Classes aimed at parents who want to enough French to be able to help their children.

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See also:

Peer Tutoring Literacy Program

CPF Guide to FSL Schools


Youth Activities

CPF School Self-Assessment Tool

Resource Order Form