Engagement on English Prime and French Language Learning

Overcoming obstacles and building bridges.


On April 17, 2023, the What We Heard report was released. This report provides an overview of what educators, learners, parents, family and community members, researchers and special interest groups had to say about the Evolving French Language Learning: Overcoming Obstacles and Building Bridges (EFLL) initiative and the proposed framework for New Brunswick’s Innovative Immersion Program (NBIIP) that was shared in December 2022.

As part of next steps following these consultations, an Executive Steering Committee (ESC) was established. This executive committee is comprised of individuals representing educators, students, the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (NBTA), and other key rights and stakeholder groups. The ESC developed guiding principles to guide broader engagement in support of making improvements in the anglophone sector, both in English Prime classrooms and French language learning, including the French immersion program.

The Executive Steering Committee will be informed by the efforts of two working groups – one targeting improved French language learning, and the other examining improvements to the English Prime program. These groups will engage several key partners in education through May and early June 2023, with the goal of submitting recommendations to the Executive Steering Committee.

Share your feedback:

We are seeking your feedback and ideas on how we can strengthen learning opportunities to meet the needs of all learners.

Please email your suggestions to: engage.EECD-EDPE@gnb.ca   

Program and information

What We Heard Report

Evolving French Language Learning: Overcoming Obstacles and Building Bridges

Education green paper

Succeeding at Home: A green paper on education in New Brunswick

Report on second-language learning

2021 Review of the Official Languages Act of New Brunswick

Prototypes initiative

Innovative programming to increase French language proficiency for anglophone learners.

Services linguistiques

A collaborative project involving the anglophone sector of EECD and the four anglophone school districts in New Brunswick.

Everyone at their best

10-year education plan (anglophone sector)