Languages

Learning a language empowers you to think, act and speak in diverse cultural settings and to move from one cultural setting to another with confidence. 

The Second Languages department encourages its students to develop an awareness and tolerance of the culture inherent in the chosen language. This is accomplished through student generated cultural presentations, which often include food, music, art, and history.

French 10-3Y (5 credits)

This entry-level course provides a practical learning experience using a theme-based approach. Students do not need previous language experience. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary building through conversation and simulated real life situations. Basic grammar is developed through oral and written components. If students have successfully completed junior high school French 7, 8 and 9 they should enroll in French 20-3Y.

French 20-3Y (5 credits)

This course is a continuation of French 10-3Y and is designed for students who have already developed the vocabulary and grammar basics of the beginner level. Students must have basic proficiency in both oral and written components of the language. Using a thematic approach, this course will continue to enhance students’ conversational skills.

Spanish 10 (5 credits)

Spanish 10 is a beginner’s course designed to equip students with a practical knowledge of Spanish using a theme-based approach. It allows students the opportunity to use basic language structures in simulations of everyday conversations. No previous Spanish is required. 

* Grade 9 students from a bilingual program or French and/or Spanish background should meet with the respective Second Language teacher to determine course placement. Those wishing to challenge the French 30-3Y or Spanish 30 course MUST see the appropriate teacher at the beginning of the semester.

Note | Course availability for all complementary courses is subject to a minimum number of requests.

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