General Outcomes: Language Programs

  1. Students will develop proficiency in the following skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and problem solving in a second language.

  2. Students will develop communicative strategies in the above skills.

  3. Students will develop strategies which will enable them to communicate effectively in real life situations in the target language.

  4. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the target language culture.

Grade Ten Courses



Core French 10 Academic 1.0 Credit
As Canada’s second official language, French is increasingly important in the global workplace. Job opportunities with government, the travel industry and education are enhanced by successful completion of these language courses.
This program is designed for students who successfully have completed Grade Nine Core French. This course provides a strong level of competency, which will allow students to further their oral and written communication skills in French.Topics covered include “Souvenir d`enfance”, “À table” and “La simulation” as well as grammar activities including the Passé Composé, La Futur and Le Présent.

Spanish 10 Academic 1.0 Credit
This course is designed for students wishing to begin the study of Spanish at the high school level. Through interesting and useful situational dialogue, the four-skill approach promotes language acquisition while at the same time providing in-depth cultural study of the Spanish-speaking world.
Students who study Spanish will learn a language spoken daily by over 250 million people around the world [including 13 million in the United States]. Spanish is the official language of twenty countries and it is one of the five official languages of the United States. Prerequisite: previous success and interest in language is a definite asset.

Grade Eleven Courses



Core French 11 Academic 1.0 Credit
The course will follow the outcomes for High School Core French by focusing on communicative activities, French culture and reviewing written material. Students will read short stories and magazine articles, participate in group work and projects and do creative writing.
Themes to be covered include cinema, travel in France, adolescence and la francophonie. New grammar topics include the futur simple, conditionnel présent, pronoms interrogatifs and expressions négatives.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Core French 10 or permission of the Department Head.

Spanish 11 Academic 1.0 Credit
This course is a continuation of Spanish 10, which is a prerequisite.

Grade Twelve Courses



Core French 12 Academic 1.0 Credit This program is designed for students who have successfully completed Core French 11. Themes to be explored include “Les carrières”, “La liberté de la presse” and “L’ésprit Français”. Students will engage in letter writing, research, class presentations, individual and group dialogues. Students will also engage in creating a French environment with roleplaying activities such as “l`Immeuble”. New grammar topics include le subjonctif, les pronoms rélatifs and le conditionnel passé.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Core French 11 or permission of the Department Head
NOTE: Core French 12 can be used as a university preparatory credit.

Spanish 12 Academic 1.0 Credit
This course is the continuation of SPANISH 11, which is a prerequisite.