Languages

Second Languages

In our Language and Culture courses, students develop basic levels of communicative competency. Performance-based programs offer students diverse and multiple means of developing their communication skills, linguistic knowledge, cultural understanding, intercultural competence and language learning strategies. Students use their life experiences, knowledge, skills and attitudes as a basis for developing their second-language communicative abilities for real-life purposes.

All language programs share common goals such as the development of cultural and intercultural competencies, metalinguistic awareness and communicative capacity for personal needs. The development of cultural and intercultural competencies supports students in becoming responsible global citizens. Second language education promotes personal development by encouraging students to take risks and persevere with challenges in the learning process.

Learning an additional language provides students with opportunities to develop the competencies required of engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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RT @UsihChristopher: Today, I had the pleasure to announce the CBE students receiving a Youth Achievement Award from the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) Congratulations to all the Award Recipients & schools! @ForestLawnHigh @HenryWiseWood @yycJamesFowler @JGDChief @MandelaUnited @yycbridge

Wishing the Mandela community a joyful and safe Diwali! https://t.co/F1aXaEjidp

Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we recognize the past and present contributions of Indigenous service members in the military. https://t.co/By1Arc2UwQ

We are so lucky to have such a great custodial team led by Mr. Ghuman! https://t.co/3wMp8QQ6KX

Some phenomenal sugar sculptures by our students in Culinary! #wearecbe https://t.co/toga73xFVi

Check out some of the programming provided by @TrellisYYC https://t.co/KVpci0x1Vt

Today, we remember and honour all the children who attended residential schools, both those who never returned home and those who were forever impacted. #wearecbe https://t.co/fIi2gVb3Yr

Hey Mandela families, please check your emails for an important update.

RT @chandnim14: Yesterday, in my math class @MandelaUnited our teacher started off with showing us Gr. 12 students the same exact thing to prove that there is more than one way to solve. Of course, the gr 5s had more ways than we did! This shows that as we get older we don’t explore as much!!