Chat Recap

Has French immersion become too popular?

Many parents across Ontario want their children to learn French while they are young. An education expert joined us in a live chat to discuss the pros and cons of French immersion.

Demand for French language training high at public schools across Ontario

French immersion is popular across Canada. In Newfoundland, parents lined up at an elementary school to enrol their children for next year's French immersion program. (Cecil Haire/ CBC )

Many parents across Ontario want their children to learn French while they are young. An education expert joined our web chat to discuss the pros and cons of French immersion.

Michael Barrett is the president of the Ontario Public School Board Association. (Supplied photo)
Michael Barrett, president of the Ontario Public School Board Association, was the guest on CBC Radio's Ontario Today on Wednesday and took your calls about how French immersion is affecting the province's education system — for better or for worse.

After the program, Barrett took part in a live web chat here to talk about how the French immersion education system is or isn't working for you. You can view a recap of the chat below.