"Since it’s inception in 1965, French immersion has been extensively researched throughout Canada. Those studies clearly show that immersion students do just as well academically as they would have done in the regular English stream (with the exception that they tend to do somewhat better than their peers in English language arts). Further, French immersion has been shown to be appropriate for students with special needs provided they have access to relevant learning assistance. Immersion is a program for all."
Martine Pellerin, University of Alberta