At the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, we understand that knowledge of a second language is valuable for many reasons. The CDSBEO French as a Second Language (FSL) programming aims to maximize opportunities for students to reach their full potential in FSL.

The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario offers a range of FSL programs all of which focuses on the development of communication skills, taught in authentic and meaningful contexts. Our programs reflect the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Vision for FSL:

Vision and Goals for French as a Second Language – Core, Extended, and Immersion, Grades 1-12
Students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.
In all French as a second language programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive to:

  • use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings;
  • learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures;
  • appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community;
  • be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups;
  • use effective language learning strategies;
  • become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.


For a complete list of CDSBEO FSL programming by school, please visit our school directory.