‍‍‍Bilingu‍‍‍al Education

Westboro Academy offers students a truly bilingual education. Our unique daily structure ensures that students in Grades 1-8 receive half of their instruction each day in each of Canada’s two official languages. Equal time is given to each language and students thrive in the bilingual environment. Our Kindergarten students attend each day completely in French. This allows them the time and exposure needed to acquire the French skills to succeed in the upper years. The English portion of the day includes English Language Arts and Mathematics. The curriculum we use follows the Ontario Ministry of Education expectations and we use this as the baseline from which we enrich our program. The French portion of the day follows the Ministry of Quebec’s program for Français langue maternelle (French First Language), and the Ontario curriculum for études sociales (Social Studies). We use the provincial expectations as our minimum standard. Many of our courses are taught by specialist teachers and may be in English or French. These specialist courses include Science, Music, Art and Physical Education.

The Bilingual Advantage

Bilinguals have:

Greater mental flexibility

Higher IQ’s

Greater abstract thinking

Greater lexical independence

Superior concept formulation

Better classification skills

Superior analogical reasoning

Superior visual-spatial skills

Better semantic development

Bilingualism and Employment‍‍

There is an increasing demand for bilingual employees throughout the world.  Bilingual employees in Canada earn salaries that average 10% higher.  In Canada, bilinguals are less likely to be unemployed.  ‍‍‍Bilingualism is an asset in gaining a job in the top companies.  Bilingual candidates can enter the job market and change jobs more easily than unilingual persons.

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