Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Goal 1: To improve student achievement 3 Core French: A New Approach Learning the French language has never been more fun – or natural – for students. That’s because teachers are now using a brain-based model for French language learning: one that’s highly- interactive, relevant to students’ lives and interests and anchored in active speaking and listening. It’s called the Neurolinguistic Approach, and it was developed by Canadians Dr. Claude Germain (Professor at the University of Quebec at Montreal) and Dr. Joan Netten (Honorary Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland). This approach was originally designed and used for intensive French, but the strategies have been adopted for the core French program in Nova Scotia. The model was piloted throughout the province in Grades 4 to 12. It’s now the basis for the new Grades 4 to 6 core French curriculum, and it’s also being introduced at all grade levels across the province. Gilles Belliveau teaches core French at East St. Margaret’s Elementary. In this video, learn more about the approach and what it looks and sounds like in his Grades 4, 5 and 6 class. DELF Results In November 2016, students across the province took the Diplôme d’études en langue française, also known as the DELF exam. Of the 406 candidates who completed the exam, 394 passed their level, giving Nova Scotia a provincial success rate of 97% for that particular testing session. In the HRSB, 96% (201/206) of students who completed the exam passed! Bravo! A second session of DELF exams will be offered during the week of April 3-7. Another 229 HRSB students are registered to take the exam.