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. 

Course Descriptions

French as a Second Language 

FSL-10-20-30 also called French-10-20-30

These courses are not designed for French Immersion students coming from Junior High. 

All students taking FSL-10 will be tested in class at the beginning of the semester in order to know the right placement.

Given that language learning is a gradual, developmental process, it is important to provide students with an opportunity to develop and solidify, in stages, the basic core language elements needed in order to communicate effectively. 

To ensure this language development, the units meld together four components: communication, language, culture and language learning strategies, and the four language skills: listening, reading comprehension, and oral and written production. This provides students with an interesting and enriching means of learning languages at all levels. The activities in the units engage students in communication opportunities that eventually move to real‐life tasks. These tasks involve students in authentic French interaction. 

French as a Second Language 10.3y and 10.9 are combined together (5 credits) 

All students taking FSL-10 will be tested in class at the beginning of the semester in order to know the right placement. 

All Grade 10 students start in FSL 10 with previous  or no previous FSL experience will study the themes  that develop all goals of studies are:  Salut! Ça va?, Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?, Au café, A l’école,  En famille, Tu viens d’où?

Prerequisite

No previous experience in a French class is necessary. The intent of this beginning French course is to develop the following skills, understandings and attitudes in students: as a desire and interest to learn French for personal benefit and as a life‐long learning about people and culture; an awareness that the French language is used in other parts of the province, country and world as a medium for learning and communication consequently respecting cultural linguistic diversity;  an awareness of the skills and strategies required for intercultural communication; an awareness that through technology, students can access many different Francophone cultures ;  a growing ability to direct one’s own learning by reflecting on one’s progress and autonomously selecting appropriate learning strategy;  an expansion of students’ knowledge and awareness of experiences and perceptions of other people beyond their immediate experience. 

French as a Second Language 20 (5 credits) & French as a Second Language 30 (5 credits) 

We are continuing with the goals of program and we continue to study using the method C’est atoi! 2. The goal of the program is the progressive development of effective oral and written comprehension and communication skills. Learning is achieved in a collaborative, supportive, positive environment where every student’s participation is fundamental to the process. A variety of sources will be used in the classroom including literature, textbooks, audio‐visual materials, and online technologies. 

Themes develop all goals of studies for FSL-20 are: On fait les magasins, On fait les courses, A la maison, La santé, En vacances, A Paris. Themes develop all goals of studies for FSL-30 are; Les fêtes, Paris, En France, La vie quotidienne, Sports et loisirs et les pays du Maghreb.


Spanish Language and Culture (SLC)

Spanish 10-3y 

(5 credits)

Not for Bilingual Students

In this introductory course, students will learn basic vocabulary and expressions. Using this knowledge they will be able to participate in conversations and to write fundamental paragraphs. Some areas of study include: personal interests, family and friends, sports, food and travel. Most conversations will be in the present and future tenses. Some information will be given using Spanish as the language of instruction. There is a non‐line component to the course which gives students many ways of practicing.

Spanish 20-3y

(5 credits)

Not for Bilingual Students

Students will improve their writing and speaking skills and will advance their comprehension of written and spoken Spanish. Other themes will be studied. The past tense will be introduced. Students will also develop a better understanding of Hispanic cultures. More lessons will be taught using Spanish. There is a non‐line component to the course which gives students many ways of practicing.

Spanish 30-3y

(5 credits)

Not for Bilingual Students

Students will improve their proficiency in Spanish by using the target language to communicate factual information, to explore opinions and to express ideas. They will speak with clear pronunciation and intonation in rehearsed and spontaneous situations, select appropriate words and phrases and communicate with reasonable grammatical accuracy. They will learn advanced verb forms (conditional, subjunctive) and complex sentence structures. There will be a focus on development of cultural awareness. Spanish 30 students will have the opportunity to take the DELE exam for International Recognition of Language Proficiency.

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