Languages

Why should students try to take a language other than English in their high school program? Taking another language is a great way to be exposed to other cultures and it opens up possibilities for travel, correspondence, and future careers. Learning another language also provides students with the opportunity to meet the entrance requirements of many post-secondary institutions in Alberta and across Canada. It provides students with the foundation that will allow them to consider opportunities for further studies abroad. Reciprocal linguistic and cultural exchanges to Québec, Germany, Mexico or Spain are available to Central Memorial High School language students who wish to participate in Alberta Education’s World of Student Exchange Program.

ASL - American Sign Language 15/25/35 (5 credits each) 

Offered through the neighboring Alternative High School

ASL is considered a three-dimensional ‘language in motion’. This beautiful, colourful, and complex language has been used throughout North America for centuries. As students learn ASL they will begin to develop an awareness and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity as well as an appreciation for preserving cultural identity. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to identify, question, and challenge their cultural assumptions, values, and perspectives as they explore ways to contribute positively to society.

French 10-3Y (5 credits), 20-3Y (5 credits), & 30-3Y (5 credits)

The French as a Second Language (FSL) three-year Program (3Y) is intended for those students with little or no previous experience in French. There is a focus on all four skills necessary to communicate in a new language: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. The program is design to promote French language learning through a variety of linguistic and cultural experiences. Interested FSL 30-3Y students may also have the opportunity to earn a DELF diploma (Diplôme d’études en langue française). Students who have completed a three-year program in junior high school must register in French 20 3-Y. Native French speakers must register in French 30-9Y or challenge the course.

Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y (5 credits), 20-3Y (5 credits), 30-3Y (5 credits)

The Spanish Language and Culture three-year Program is intended for those students with little or no previous experience in Spanish. There is a focus on all four skills necessary to communicate in a new language: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. The program is designed to promote Spanish language learning through a variety of linguistic and cultural experiences. Interested Spanish 30-3Y students may also have the opportunity to earn a DELE diploma (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera). Students who have completed a three-year program in junior high school must register in Spanish 30 9-Y. Native Spanish speakers must register in Spanish 30 3-Y or challenge the course.

Placement Interview

Native speakers of French or Spanish are required to complete a placement interview before registering in order to ensure appropriate placements. Please contact the Guidance Counsellor before registration if you have any doubts regarding your placement.

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