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By the Numbers & Tweet Sheet

French connections

Teaching French in Ontario schools.

By Steve Brearton

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Infographic illustrating statistics about education in Ontario. Long description follows.
Infographics: Hannah Browne/Studio 141

An illustrated infographic titled By the numbers: French Connection, teaching French in Ontario schools by Steve Brearton. The infographic is divided into three sections.

The first section is titled English-French Relations and displays the following data for College membership by preferred language by date: In 2016, 14,608 members (6.1%) preferred French while 223,535 (93.9%) preferred English. In 2015/16, 103,492 (5.2%) of Ontario elementary and secondary school enrolment was in French language schools while 1,889,940 (94.8%) was in English language schools.

The next section is titled Becoming Fluent and says "51.8% of Ontario elementary and secondary schools students participated in French as a Second Language programs in 2015-2016. From 2011-2012 to 2015-2016 the number of elementary and secondary school students participating in French as a Second Language decreased in Canada by 1.8% and increased in Ontario by 1.7%".

The next section is titled Immerse Yourself and lists the following data: In 2016 there were 25,598 members in good standing qualified to teach French as a Second Language and 10,091 qualified to teach French. In 2016 1,551 members took qualifications for French as a second language and 1,321 qualifications taken in French.