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French as a Second Language

The Department of French is committed to providing instruction at all levels to those who wish to begin or continue their studies of the French language.

French is one of the most widespread international languages, second only to English.

These courses emphasize the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, social 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.

Alexandre Macedo-Windsor

Sheryl Adams

Jamie Cuffley

(Department Head) Leighann Horner

Course Descriptions

French as Second Language
French Immersion FIF1D.
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 skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well 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 French language through the study of French Canadian literature. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
COURSE NOTE: This French course is for any student previously in an immersion program in grade 8.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 3800 hours of instruction in elementary French Immersion, or equivalent
Core French FSF1D.
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 develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing 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 skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
COURSE NOTE: This French course is for any student previously in core French programming in grade 8.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent
Core French FSF1O.
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no knowledge of French or who have not accumulated the minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction. Students will begin to understand and speak French in guided and structured interactive settings, and will develop fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through discussing issues and situations that are relevant to their daily lives. Throughout the course, students will develop their awareness of diverse French-speaking communities in Canada and acquire an understanding and appreciation of these communities. They will also develop a variety of skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
Core French FSF1P.
This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations, with a focus on everyday topics, and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading,and writing 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 communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
COURSE NOTE: This French course is for any student previously in core French programming in grade 8.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Applied GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent
French Immersion FIF2D.
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 French literature and historically well-known French European literature. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FIF1D. - French Immersion
Core French FSF2D.
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
develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing 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 develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1D. - Core French or FSF1P. - Core French
French Immersion FIF3U.
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 use their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and apply language learning strategies while exploring a variety of concrete and abstract topics. Students will increase their knowledge of the French language through the study of French literature from around the world. They will also deepen their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FIF2D. - French Immersion
French Immersion - Advanced Placement FIF3UH
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 use their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and apply language learning strategies while exploring a variety of concrete and abstract topics. Students will increase their knowledge of the French language through the study of French literature from around the world. They will also deepen their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FIF2D. - French Immersion
Core French FSF3U.
This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with
greater independence. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their
creative and critical thinking skills, through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They
will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop
skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2D. - Core French
French Immersion FIF4U.
This course provides students with extensive opportunities to communicate, interact, and think critically and creatively in French. Students will consolidate their listening, speaking,reading, and writing skills and apply language learning strategies 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 enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FIF3U. - French Immersion or FIF3UH - French Immersion - Advanced Placement
Core French FSF4U.
This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently.
Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, apply language learning strategies in a
wide variety of real-life situations, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and
interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of
diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3U. - Core French

 

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Ministry of Education French Curriculum

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