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. 

Grades 5/6 Complementary Programs 

French as a Second Language 5/6

Students use their life experiences, knowledge, skills and attitudes as a basis for developing their second language communicative abilities for real-life purposes; that is, students comprehend oral and written French, and they express and negotiate meaning, orally and in written form, in French.

Since language is embedded in culture, students will also acquire cultural knowledge in order to gain a better understanding of French culture and their own. The themes to be covered are:

Grade 5Grade 6
My Elementary School
Our Friends – The Animals
My Home
Holidays and Celebrations
My Health and Well Being
My Neighborhood
Alberta My Province
The Environment
Holidays and Celebrations

Grades 7 - 9 Complementary Programs 

French 7
Students will explore and engage in the French language through a variety of diverse activities. Through the use of skits, presentations, brochures, videos, posters, etc., students will study the topics of weather, school, and people in the community. These activities will integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will be exposed not only to language and grammar, but to culture and language learning strategies.

French 8
Students will engage in projects that build on their previous French language experience. Students will learn about clothing, food, animals, and create projects to demonstrate their learning through the use of presentations, videos, scripts, posters, and brochures. In this interactive class, students will integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing, and be exposed to French culture throughout the term.

French 9
Students explore topics such as sports and sports injuries, home design, and communities (urban, rural, community businesses, services, and clubs). These units of study are covered in an interactive, hands-on environment that focuses on acquiring and perfecting language skills. Students will extend their knowledge of grammar, verb conjugations and tenses, as well as enhancing their vocabulary. French culture will continue to be a focus, as well as holidays and celebrations.

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