French/English Bilingual Schools in Australia:
To facilitate a bilingual education, bilingual schools are ideal.
Bilingual schools are evolving around the world. Unfortunately Australia only has a few French/English bilingual schools. Governments need to make a greater commitment to promote bilingualism. As Professor Clyne says about Australia: “We have so much language potential, and we should be taking advantage of it. We could be leaders in cross-cultural communication, and an important link between Europe and Asia.”
I have put together a list of schools offering a French/English bilingual or partial immersion program from preschool to High School:
Les petites classes , NSW, Les Petites Classes follow the French curriculum, they teach French to children who already have a French background. It’s from 3 to 11 years old.
Bonjour Babies , NSW, Bonjour Babies is French language learning program for little ones aged from 6 months to 6 years.
Lycée Condorcet, NSW, from 3 years old the lycee has a maternelle with a bilingual class.
Ecole maternelle franco-australienne Red-Hill , ACT, preschool program is accessible to children from the age of 3.
L’ecole maternelle de Melbourne , VIC, preschool with a French immersion program.
Telopea Park School, ACT: In the primary section, the school provides a bilingual education in the English and French languages from Kindergarten to Year 6. All students learn to speak, read and write in French and English. The bilingual program continues in the Secondary part of the school to Year 10 and to Years 11 and 12 at nearby Narrabundah College. The schools are recognised by both the French and the ACT Department of Education.
Killarney Heights Public School, NSW: K-6 Public school with a French program integrated into the curriculum. French teachers team-teach together with an Australian teacher.
Lycée Condorcet, NSW: The International French School of Sydney teaches an intensive ESL program and has just started a bilingual Kindergarten class.
East Claremont Primary School, WA: Offers a French partial immersion language program.
Camberwell Primary School, VIC: K-6 Public School offering a French/English bilingual program from kindergarten.
L’école française de Melbourne, VIC: K-6 Public School with a French immersion immersion program.
Lycée Condorcet, NSW: The International French School of Sydney teaches an intensive ESL program.
Benowa State High School, QLD: is a co-educational school located on the Gold Coast. Benowa’s French Immersion program is a three year course offered in years 8 to 10, where students learn four of their six subjects in French.
Methodist Ladies’ College, VIC: (commonly referred to as MLC) is an independent, non-selective, day and boarding school for girls. They offer a partial French immersion program.
Mansfield State High School, QLD: is a co-educational government secondary school. The school offers a French Immersion program.
If you would like a full list of all the bilingual schools across Australia, have a look at this link: