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Department Head: Ms. N. Côté
Ms. J. Marsden

 

FRENCH

FSF 1D: Core French
 

This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, writing, and listening skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, trends, and careers. Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities.

FSF 1P: Core French
 
This course further emphasizes the further development of oral, listening and communication skills, using the theme of the media; the development of oral communication skills will be integrated with the development of reading and writing skills. Students will expand their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. They will also read media-related short stories, articles, poems, and songs and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues, and invitations.
 
FSF 2D: Core French
Prerequisite: FSF 1D or FSF 1P.
 
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French Language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.
 
FSF 3U: Core French

Prerequisite: FSF 2D.

This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various writing assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
 
FSF 4U
Prerequisite: FSF 3U.
 
This course draws on a variety of themes that promote extensive development of French-language skills. Students will consolidate their oral skills as they discuss literature, culture, and current issues. They will read a variety of texts and will write a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.

 

SPANISH

LWS BD: Spanish

 

This course provides students with the language learning experience that will enable them to communicate in the Spanish language. Students will develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken by taking part in community sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of Spanish language and structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
 
LWS CU: Spanish
Prerequisite: LWS BD.
 
This course offers students opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the Spanish language and to enhance their communication skills. Students will use increasingly sophisticated language in a variety of activities that will enable them to speak and write with clarity and accuracy. Students will also enhance their thinking skills through the critical study of literature, and continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources.

 
 

LWS DU: Spanish

Prerequisite: LWS CU.

This course prepares students for university studies in the international language. Students will enhance their ability to use the language with clarity and precision, and will develop the language skills needed to engage in sustained conversation and discussions, understand and evaluate information, read diverse materials for both study and pleasure, and write clearly and effectively. Students will also have opportunities to add to their knowledge of the culture of countries where the language is spoken through the use of community resources and computer technology.

 

  

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