Being able to communicate and to understand a second language can be very beneficial. In today's society, being able to speak a second language, especially French, it can open up so many doors. There are many parts of our province, Newfoundland and Labrador, our country, Canada, and also across the world that speak French. It provides many opportunities within travelling, employment and education. With the ability to speak to French it will offer a more enjoyable vacation especially if travelling to those parts of the world where French is the first language. It offers great employment opportunities within the tourism industry, the government and the teaching profession. Also, there are many different opportunities out there for continuing one's studies within French.
As I have mentioned French is a very important and beneficial ability to acquire in today's world. I feel that if your child has an interest with French then it is very important for you as a parent to encourage them to continue their studies within the language.
There are many different options out there for young students today to continue their studies, so I have found some information for you to read and to get educated about and maybe, hopefully, your child will someday be interested in pursuing within one of these great opportunities.
The Odyssey Program- This is a full-time work experience that offers the opportunity to travel Canada, make a difference in the lives of others, and share your culture.
For further information: http://www.myodyssey.ca/en/
The Explore Program- This is a 5 week bursary program that offers a chance to study and to live in a french environment. It also provides the opportunity to meet new people and share your knowledge and culture.
For further information: http://www.myexplore.ca/en/
The Destination Clic Program- This program offers three weeks of cultural discoveries and exciting experiences. It provides the chance to meet new friends and to explore another francophone region of Canada.
For further information: http://www.destinationclic.ca/en/
Université Sainte Anne- This university provides students to continue their studies after high school. It provides the opportunity to complete a 2 year french immersion program. Once that is complete, the student can then further their education within the university's regular program.
For further information: http://www.usainteanne.ca/
Frecker Program- This program is offered through MUN. It is a wonderful chance to study in Saint Pierre, France for 4 months. It is a great opportunity to learn about the culture of France and to meet new friends while learning the French language.
For further information: http://www.mun.ca/arts/studyabroad/frecker/
The Lycée Program- This is an exchange program offered through MUN. 4 Students each year can spend the academic year at the Lycée studying French. Students who complete this programme receive 18 unspecified credit hours in French at the third-year level.
For further information: http://www.mun.ca/frenchandspanish/programmes/lycee.php
Canadian Third Year in Nice Program- This program is also offered through MUN and provides students the opportunity to spend a full academic year in Nice in the South of France. This programme offers an affordable opportunity to enjoy a year of immersion and study in France.
For further information: http://www.mun.ca/frenchandspanish/programmes/nice.php
If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me whether it is about these programs or any that I have not listed. Merci!