French

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. 

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At Lord Beaverbrook, students are offered the opportunity to learn French. Language and culture programs are intended for students who are beginning their study of the French in Senior High school. These courses help students develop individual potential to be better prepared for daily living, as well as the challenges of national and international work and travel. This program of studies allow students to acquire the language skills in situations that reflect daily life experiences.

“Challenging” International Language Course Credits

A student whose first language is French, or is proficient in French, may challenge the International Language Course credits in the selected language. The procedure to challenge a 30-3Y or 31A level in an International Language course requires: oral testing, written examination and a portfolio of language related work. Contact the International Languages Learning Leader for more information on the challenge process.

A student whose first language is or is proficient in French may challenge International Language course credits in that language.

The procedure to challenge a 30 level International Language course requires:

  1. Oral testing
  2. Written examination, and
  3. A portfolio of language related work.

French

French as a Second Language Course Sequences

1. For students with no previous knowledge of French.


2 . For students who have completed grade 9 French as a Second Language.

3. For students who completed FLA9 (French Immersion) with a mark above 80%.


French 10-3Y

This introduction to French will familiarize the students with the basics of the language. Cultural activities also play a prominent role in the course. There is a general introduction to the French -speaking world. Thematic units are related to the student’s interests and incorporate everyday communicative activities. Students work individually and co-operatively on language activities and projects.

  • Students who enter this course have little or no previous knowledge of French.

French 20-3Y

This course continues to expand on student communication competencies, as well as cultural knowledge. Students have the opportunity to solidify and broaden their knowledge of the language. Students participate in oral and written activities, both individually and co-operatively. Thematic units are related to the student’s interests and incorporate everyday activities. Students may enhance their cultural knowledge through technology and French media.

  • Students who enter this course have completed French 10-3Y or grade 9 French as a Second Language. Students who proceed directly into French 20-3Y, from grade 9 French, receive 10 credits (waived credits for French 10-3Y).

French 30-3Y

This course continues to expand on student communicative competency, as well as cultural knowledge. This also affords students the opportunity to have a career nationally or internationally, have increased post-secondary choices, and to develop a deeper understanding as a bilingual citizen of Canada. Students work individually and cooperatively on language activities and projects. Students also enhance their cultural knowledge through technology and French media. Thematic units are related to the student’s interests and incorporate everyday communicative scenarios.

French 30 students participate in the French for the Future Conference. Students may also opt to write the DELF exam which would give them a permanent certificate of their abilities, recognized worldwide. Students also have many opportunities to go beyond the classroom, including short term immersion opportunities in Canada or travel overseas.

  • Students who enter this course have completed French 20-3Y or grade 9 FLA (French immersion) with a mark above 80%.

French 31

Students who are serious about continuing the process towards fluency are encouraged to enroll in French 31. This course continues to expand on student communicative competency, as well as cultural knowledge. This also affords students the opportunity to have a career nationally or internationally, have increased post-secondary choices, and to develop a deeper understanding as a bilingual citizen of Canada. Students work individually and cooperatively on language activities and projects.

Students may also opt to write the DELF exam which would give them a permanent certificate of their abilities, recognized worldwide. Students also have many opportunities to go beyond the classroom, including short term immersion opportunities in Canada or travel overseas.

  • Students who enter this course have completed French 30-3Y with a mark above 75%.

Meet the Teacher

Mme Julia Wowkodaw

Mme Wowkodaw has a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. She received a Professional Improvement Fellowship from the CBE to study in France in July, 2013. She successfully completed the course and received her DALF C1 level certificate from the French government. She is also an accredited DELF examiner and evaluates CBE students who sit the DELF exams.

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