Learning a second language is an advantage for any student and a key factor in academic success. A second language enhances overall skills in learning, expands career opportunities, promotes understanding among cultures, and creates multilingual citizens of the world. Maingate Islamic Academy offers French as a Second Language beginning in Junior Kindergarten (JK). From JK to Grade 3 the emphasis is placed French skills related to speaking and listening to ensure that students does not become confused whilst perfecting their English language skills. Intensive French focusing on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills begins at Grade 4 and continues to grade 8.