2. Core French programmes as they currentlyexist are not effective in reaching the targetproficiency goal.3. Although these statistics do not specificallyaddress attrition rates, we know that there is still aproblem with attrition in French Immersion at thesecondary level, a fact mirrored at the nationallevel (Rehorick, 2004).4. The numbers of students dropping Core Frenchat the secondary level are astronomical.** This high attrition can be attributed to students’ perception of lack of success and courses which are “boring, irrelevant and repetitious” (APEF, 2003).
In QUALITY LEARNING IN FRENCH SECOND LANGUAGE IN NEW BRUNSWICK, Sally Rehorick, D.A., C.A.S., Director and Professor, Joseph Dicks, Ph.D, Professor, Paula Kristmanson, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Fiona Cogswell, M.Ed, Faculty Associate, April 2006: