Get involved in the innovative immersion framework

A program to maximize resources already available to increase students’ exposure to conversational French.


To support the long-term success of our students in, we need to get started on rollout changes to French language learning for students in Grade 1, and kindergarten starting in the 2023-24 school year.

We have gained valuable insights and information from stakeholder groups, years of reviews and research, as well as projects aimed to improve French learning levels over the past few years. But we still need the help of experts, teachers and families to join the conversation and help develop our new framework.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) is inviting public input on the design of the proposed New Brunswick Innovative Immersion Program. Over the winter, the department will:

Creating a framework that will meet the needs of schools will be complex.  Therefore, we will need to define and finalize this framework together.

With so many thoughts and opinions being publicly expressed, the department hopes that everyone will join the conversation as opportunities to voice your thoughts and concerns arise through the coming months.

In the meantime, feedback can be sent to and you are encouraged to learn more and take our survey.

Let’s work together to provide our all students with opportunities to learn French – no matter where they live or what their learning style is - so that they can all reach their full potential.

Public and stakeholder input as well as the recommendations of committees will be analyzed and will contribute to the development of the New Brunswick Innovative Immersion Program as it is finalized.

A summary document of what we heard will be released before the end of winter 2023 and a final framework for Kindergarten and Grade 1 students will be unveiled early in the spring.