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French Bilingual Awards

This award was made possible by the Edmonton French Bilingual Education Society (EFBES). The EFBES was a volunteer committee made up of parents and children in the French Immersion program within Edmonton Public Schools. It suspended its operations in 1991, and the society’s funds were donated to the Division to support and recognize students who are enrolled in French language programming.

PURPOSE 

The purpose of this award is to recognize one Grade 6 and one Grade 9 French Immersion student, and one Grade 12 student enrolled in French programming, who are registered in Edmonton Public Schools and demonstrate excellent overall performance in French and positive attitudes towards learning French.

AWARD AMOUNTS: Grade 6 $100, Grade 9 $200, Grade 12 $250

CRITERIA 

An applicant must: 

  • demonstrate excellent overall performance in French, perseverance and growth as a language learner, and a positive attitude toward learning French
  • make positive contributions in French class
  • use the French language outside of the classroom

The school principal will be asked to support the student’s application for this award and provide the applicant’s marks they have achieved in courses studied in French this year. 

GETTING READY TO APPLY 

Before completing the application form, the applicant must: 

  • get a signed letter of reference from one of their past or present French teachers
  • write a maximum 500-word letter written in French without assistance to the selection team in which the student describes their growth as a language learner, and provide evidence of how they make positive contributions during class and use the French language outside of the classroom

APPLICATION DEADLINEComplete the application form by Monday, May 3, 2021.

SELECTION PROCESS

The selection team will rank each submission on the applicant's overall performance in French, perseverance and growth as a language learner, attitude toward learning French, contributions in French class and use of the French language outside of the classroom. Recipients will be contacted in June.