Journey offers French Immersion. French immersion is the delivery of the regular British Columbia school curriculum in the French language. It enables students to become functionally bilingual and achieve levels of learning in all subject areas equivalent to the English program.
In grades four and five students will have received one hour of English Language Arts per day. This pattern (80 percent French, 20 percent English) continues through grade six. In grades seven to nine, four to six courses are being taught in French.
Some parents are concerned that their children will fall behind in their English language skills but this is not the case in the long run. In Early Immersion, students may be slightly behind until English Language Arts are introduced. Generally, immersion students catch up to English program students within one or two years. On standardized tests given in English, immersion students are generally found to do as well as, or better than, students in the English program.