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French As A Second Language

Core French

FSF1D1

Core French • Grade 9 • Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills by using language-learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways, They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

FSF1P1

Core French • Grade 9 • Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations on everyday topics and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will continure to develop language knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communitites, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

FSF2D1

Core French • Grade 10 • Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: FSF 1D

FSF2P1

Core French • Grade 10 • Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about everyday matters and topics of personal interest in real-life situations. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in structured, guided, and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills though the consolidation of language-learning strategies for interpreting texts and communicating clearly. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: FSF 1D or FSF 1P

FSF3U1

Core French • Grade11 • University

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.

Prerequisite:  FSF 2D

FSF3O1

Core French • Grade 11 • Open

This course draws on a broad theme, such as leisure activities, to develop oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will give presentations, read a selection of short stories and articles, and produce a variety of written assignments. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course. 

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Core French, Academic or Applied

FSF4U1

Core French • Grade 12 • University

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.

Prerequisite: FSF 3U

FSF4O1

Core French • Grade 12 • Open

This course focuses on the development of French-language skills that students can use in the business world or the workplace. Students will give presentations, read a selection of materials appropriate to the topics under study, and produce a variety of written assignments. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course. 

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Core French, Open or University

French Immersion

In order to receive a French Immersion Certificate a student must successfully complete FIF 1DF, FIF 2DF, FIF 3UF, FIF 4UF and a minimum of 6 other courses offered in French.

FIF1DF

French Immersion • Grade 9 • Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently in a variety of real-life and personally relevant contexts. Students will develop their ability to communicate in French with confidence by using language-learning strategies introduced in the elementary French Immersion program. Students will enhance their knowledge of the language through the study of French-Canadian literature. They will also continue to increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 3800 hours of instruction in elementary French Immersion, or equivalent

FIF1PF

French Immersion • Grade 9 • Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and exchange information in French in a variety of real-life situations, with support as appropriate. Students will develop the key listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills introduced in the elementary French Immersion program. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

French Immersion • Grade 10 • Academic

This course provides students with extensive opportunities to communicate, interact, and think critically and creatively in French. Students will use a variety of language-learning strategies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and will respond to and interact with print, oral, visual, and electronic texts. Students will develop their knowledge of the French language through the study of contemporary and historically well-known French European literature. They will also continue to increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

FIF2PF

French Immersion • Grade 10 • Applied

This course emphasizes the development and use of skills and strategies in communication and interaction in French. Students will acquire literacy skills by using creative and critical analysis processes in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in real-life contexts. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 

Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

FIF3O1F

French Immersion • Grade 11 • Open

This course provides opportunities for students to speak and interact in French in real-life situations for practical purposes. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and will explore and create a variety of texts, with a particular focus on using skills related to the study of French that can be applied in the workplace and beyond. Students will also deepen their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. 

Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

FIF3U1F

French Immersion • Grade 11 • University

This course provides opportunities for students to consolidate the communication skills required to speak and interact with increasing confidence and accuracy in French in a variety of academic and social contexts. Students will apply language-learning strategies while exploring a variety of concrete and abstract topics, and will increase their knowledge of the language through the study of French literature from around the world. They will also continue to deepen their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 10, Academic

FIF4O1F

French Immersion • Grade 12 • Open

This course provides opportunities for students to consolidate communication and critical and creative thinking skills related to the study of French that can be applied in the workplace and beyond. Students will develop collaborative skills and self-confidence through hands-on activities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, using French in real-life contexts and new and familiar situations. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 11, University Preparation or Open

FIF4UF or FIF4UP

French Immersion • Grade 12 • University

This course provides students with extensive opportunities to communicate, interact, and think critically and creatively in French. Students will consolidate language-learning strategies and apply them while communicating about concrete and abstract topics, and will independently respond to and interact with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will study a selection of French literature from the Middle Ages to the present. They will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 11, University 

In their grade 12 year students in the French Immersion Program are encourage to write the DELF exam.  In some cases a trip will be organized to do so.