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Department of French and International Languages 402
Department of French and International Languages

Bienvenue! Welcome!  ¡Bienvenidos!

We live in an increasingly connected world. Your options for education, work, and travel become much wider if you learn other languages.  Take our courses to improve your French ... and learn Spanish!

Our department offers a Core Program in French as a Second Language.  By completing 4 years of study from Grades 9-12, students will receive a French Certificate of Merit at Graduation.
However, in addition to our usual Core French program, this coming school year 2019-20, we will be offering something new: an Introduction to Spanish Course! Students will be introduced to the Spanish language and culture through fun and interactive activities.
By studying French and other languages you will:IMG_1057.PNG
  • develop your understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures
  • increase your competitive edge -and salary!- in a global job market
  • enhance your first-language and overall literacy skills
  • understand Canada's history and develop an appreciation of French culture
  • improve your memory
  • travel with ease


In our Core French classes, students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.   We accomplish this through action-oriented classrooms and an inquiry-based approach to learning. 

Students will demonstrate their language competency through spontaneous and prepared conversations, dramatizations, media projects, individual oral and written tasks, and collaborative group work. The interdisciplinary nature of language will allow students to gain a greater understanding of the divLangues de Demain Logo.svgersity of cultures through the study and exploration of media, film, music, poetry, novels, plays, history, geography, and world issues.


Our department promotional video (below )was produced by Tiffany T., one of our Grade 12 French students.  As part of the Gr 12 French Unit on Media, students also designed a new logo for the department, 'Langues De Demain' -  Languages of Tomorrow (right).

Get Microsoft SilverlightLangues de demain French Department Promo Video

21st Century ‘Deep Learning’ Global Competencies

The study of languages helps students to express themselves with confidence and develops their ability to solve problems and to think creatively. These skills enable students to analyze and use information from around the world and to communicate effectively.  Learning languages is a catalyst for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens!  It is clear that learning languages strengthens student 21st Century Global Competencies:
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Michael Fullan, Education Plus: A Whitepaper, July 2014



Our Teachers:

​Mrs. A. Tsatsos
​Ms. J. Ayanoglou
​Mrs. A. Brady
​Ms. C. Goodridge
​Mrs. E. McGann-Golding
Our office is located in Rm 1031. Please come by to see us if you have any questions!



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