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Modern Languages

Welcome to the Department of International Languages!

Discover a world of opportunities, learn a language!
At Middlefield Collegiate Institute, we encourage our students to learn and continue the study of languages in secondary school and beyond.  Languages are the gateway to the world beyond our doorstep.  Not only do students learn to communicate better with people in Canada and in the rest of the world, but studying languages also builds understanding of different people and cultures and provides great job opportunities!
Knowing French, Canada’s 2nd official language, is particularly important for young Canadians.  It opens pathways to more career opportunities, and students who learn French are at an advantage when looking for work and are more likely to be paid more.  Read on for more details!
Why learn French and other international languages?
  • Better career opportunities
  • Strong advantage over non-bilingual job candidates
  • Builds reading and writing skills and promotes literacy
  • Fosters an understanding of cultural differences
  • Enjoyable and rewarding experience

Courses offered


FSF 1D1 - Grade 9 French, Academic
FSF 1P1 - Grade 9 French, Applied
FSF 1O1 - Grade 9 French, Open
FSF 2D1 - Grade 10 French, Adademic
FSF 3U1 - Grade 11 French, University Preparation
FSF 4U1 - Grade 12 French, University Preparation

LWS BD1 – Grade 10 Spanish, Academic
LWS CU1 - Grade 11 Spanish, University Preparation


Complete the 4-year French program and receive the French Certificate of Merit.
Grade 12 students who finish Grade 12 French receive a Certificate of Completion upon graduation.

Take 1 Spanish course and receive a Spanish Certificate of Merit.

International Languages Staff

Mme. Aspevig - ext. 138/311
(French teacher)
*currently on leave

Mme. Istanbul - ext. 311
(French & Spanish teacher)
*currently on leave

Mme. Korres - ext. 311
(French teacher)​

Mme. Lane - ext. 311
(Department Head, French teacher)

Opportunities to improve students’ language skills

Useful links for students and parents


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