Homework Hints For French Immersion & Core French Parents. Hosted by: Kristina, Nora, Jennifer & Debra Brian Council CPF Representatives. What is CPF and why are we doing this workshop?.
Hosted by: Kristina, Nora, Jennifer & Debra
Brian Council CPF Representatives
CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. Originally a small group of concerned parents who met in Ottawa, CPF has evolved into a proactive national network with 11 Branch offices and some 170 Chapters in communities coast to coast.
In Canadian Parents for French we value commitment to our mandate, the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, and the taking of initiative and responsibility so that we achieve credibility and effectiveness.
Chapters help strengthen French-as-a-second (FSL) language education in Ontario by:
Benefits to Chapters
CPF Ontario provides support for its Chapters including:
Get the child to call a friend/classmate
Ensure a good effort is made
Use the agenda to communicate with the teacher
Use a dictionary (avoid website translations of longer phrases and texts)
Ask the child to “think back”. What did he/she do in class? What did the teacher say?
Do expect your child to explain to you in English what she is learning or reading, or watching on French TV
Don’t worry – NOT knowing French can give you an edge in getting your child to think for himself!
65% of your membership fee goes back to your local Chapter to help support programs and activities in your area. You will receive CPF's 30-page booklet for members: Helping Your Child Become Bilingual: A Tool Kit for Parents, plus informative National and Ontario newsletters, have access to research and to staff who can answer questions on FSL issues and get discounts at CPF Sponsored Events. The Branch and local Chapters actively advocate at the provincial government and school board level for continued support and improvement to FSL education.
www.cpf.ca OR www.cpfont.on.ca