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French as a Second Language

 
         In Canada, where French and English have equal status as official languages, there are significant advantages to being able to communicate in both languages. French is recognized and valued as an integral component of Ontario’s educational system. The ability to speak and understand French allows students to communicate with French speaking people in Canada and around the world, to understand and appreciate the history and evolution of their cultures, and to develop and benefit from a competitive advantage in the workforce.
 
In all French as a Second Language Programs, students realize the vision of the FSL​ curriculum as they strive to:​​​
  • use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings;
  • learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures;
  • appreciate the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community;
  • be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups;
  • use effective language learning strategies;
  • become lifelong language learners to grow and to actively ​participate as world citizens.
 
French ​is a mandatory subject from Grades 4 to 9.  
  • Any FSL course will meet the secondary school diploma requirements for a mandatory credit in French as a second language​
  • Students are strongly encouraged to continue the study of French following Grade 9.
  • A maximum of 2 credits in FSL can count as mandatory credits (one from Group 1 and one from either Group 2 or Group 3)

Core French
FSF1D1 (Grade 9 Academic, 1 credit)
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 dive​rse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become lifelong language learners.

​​​PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent 

Core French FSF1P1 (Grade 9 Applied, 1 credit)
This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations on everyday topics and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and 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 the skills necessary to become lifelong language learners

​​​PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent 

Beginner French FSF1O1 (Grade 9 Open, 1 credit)

​​​New to French? Do you have less than 600 hours of French instruction at the elementary school level? This introductory French course is offered at the Grade 9 level and focuses on basic communication skills in French. Let’s get ready to start the journey to knowing both of Canada’s official languages.

Allons-y!      

Course Note: This course is a beginner course. Students must have less than 600 hours of French instruction.

Core French FSF2D1 (Grade 10 Academic, 1 credit)
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 lifelong language learners.

​​​PREREQUISITE: FSF1D1 - Core French or FSF1P1 - Core French

Core French FSF2P1 (Grade 10 Applied, 1 credit)
​​This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about everyday matters and topics of personal interest in real life situations. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in structured, guided, and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the consolidation of language-learning strategies for interpreting texts and communicating clearly. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become lifelong language learners.

PREREQUISITE: FSF1D1 - Core French or FSF1P1 - Core French

Core French FSF3U1 (Grade 11 University, 1 credit)
​​​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 lifelong language learning.

PREREQUISITE: FSF2D1 - Core French

Core French FSF4U1 (Grade 12 University, 1 credit)
​​​​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 lifelong language learning.

PREREQUISITE: FSF3U1 - Core French
 
​ ​ ​Spanish

 
         Spanish is one of the fastest growing languages, and is the official language of over 20 countries.  Come and join us in our beginning Spanish language course.  Please see Mrs. Parkin with any questions, or if you already speak Spanish at home and are trying to decide on the appropriate level.
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Spanish LWSBD1 (Grade 10 Academic, 1 credit)
This beginner Spanish course will offer students the opportunity to develop communication skills in Spanish which they will be able to use in practical, real life situations. Students will be given many opportunities to participate in cultural hands-on activities such as making piñatas and trying authentic dishes.  If you have always wanted to learn Spanish and have never had the chance then come and join us......... ¡Vámonos y bienvenidos! 
 
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Italian

***New for 2018-2019

 Beginner Italian  ​LWI BD1 (Grade 10 Academic, 1 credit)
 
This course enables students to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian. Students will participate in interactive activities in which they can apply and develop their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where Italian is spoken, including social customs, food, sports and leisure activities, popular festivals, and music. Although students will expand their vocabulary and knowledge of linguistic elements, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
 

 

ESL Courses

 

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English as a Second Language,
Level 1
ESLAO1 (Grade 9 Open, 1 credit)
This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language and help them adjust to the diversity in their new environment. Students will use beginning English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes. They will engage in short conversations using basic English language structures and simple sentence patterns; read short adapted texts; and write phrases and short sentences. The course also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada. Students are required to see a Guidance Counsellor and the ESL Department Head (Mrs. Parkin) before choosing an ESL course.

 
 
 
 
English as a Second Language, 
Level 2
ESLBO1 (Grade 10 Open, 1 credit)
​​This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics; read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners; expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns; and link English sentences to compose paragraphs. The course also supports students’ continuing adaptation to the Ontario school system by expanding their knowledge of diversity in their new province and country. Students are required to see a Guidance Counsellor and the ESL Department Head (Mrs. Parkin) before choosing an ESL course.
 
​PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 1 or equivalent​​

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English as a Second Language, 
Level 3
ESLCO1 (Grade 11 Open, 1 credit)
This course further extends students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program. This course also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship, and to a variety of current Canadian issues. Students are required to see a Guidance Counsellor and the ESL Department Head (Mrs. Parkin) before choosing an ESL course.
 
​COURSE NOTE: This course applies to ​​students from Grade 9 to Grade 12.
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 2 or equivalent

 
 
 
 
English as a Second Language, 
Level 4
ESLDO1 (Grade 12 Open, 1 credit)
​​This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts. Students are required to see a Guidance Counsellor and the ESL Department Head (Mrs. Parkin) before choosing an ESL course.
 
​COURSE NOTE: This course applies to ​​students from Grade 9 to Grade 12.
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English as a Second Language, 
Level 5
ESLEO1 (Grade 12 Open, 1 credit)
This course provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts. Students are required to see a Guidance Counsellor and the ESL Department Head (Mrs. Parkin) before choosing an ESL course.
 
​COURSE NOTE: This course applies to ​​students from Grade 9 to Grade 12.
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 4 or equivalent​

 

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