French

Core French, Grade 9 – Academic FSF1D

Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent
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.

Core French, Grade 9 – Open 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. Prerequisite: None

Core French, Grade 10 – Academic FSF2D

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Open
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.

Core French, Grade 11 – University Preparation FSF3U

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic University Preparation FSF4U
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.

University Preparation FSF4U

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation
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.

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