The provincial government has committed that, in an officially bilingual province, all anglophone graduates of the public school system must have at least a conversational level of French.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development accepted the 18 recommendations from the 2021 Review of the Official Languages Act of New Brunswick: Report on second-language learning to improve language learning frameworks in the early childhood sector and the public school system of New Brunswick.
Our vision is to provide all students with an accessible and equitable French second-language learning model. The goal of this framework will be that all students achieve a conversational level of French proficiency or higher by the time they graduate from high school.
A conversational level of French would translate to a B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), or an Intermediate level of the New Brunswick Oral Proficiency Scale. This is our minimum target.