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Last updated on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Welcome to the LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT at Orchard Park Secondary School !
In a world where nations and people depend on each other for economic survival and social stability, communication and knowledge of languages are invaluable assets.  The communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are more important than ever. Learning more than one language develops one’s ability to think creatively and to problem-solve effectively. Language learners also increase their awareness and develop a greater understanding of the perspectives of different cultures.
 
The Orchard Park’s Modern Language Department offers:
  • French  (Grades 9/10 Academic and Applied, Grades 11/12 University );
  • Rich Performance Tasks with an emphasis on oral skills;
  • Participation in the HWDSB Concours Oratoire (French Speech Contest);
  • Cultural activities to reinforce learning that include but are not limited to French cuisine, drama and games;
  • Excursions to culturally-rich destinations, events, and universities;
  • Annual EUROPE Trips that inspire students and change lives;
  • European Cafés @ Grades 7/ 8 Open Houses
  • International 3 month Exchange Program to France; and 
  • Language Bursary Applications for Summer Study in Quebec.

 

 


EXPERIENCE FRENCH AT OP WITH VERY QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATING FRENCH TEACHERS!

  MODERN LANGUAGES STAFF : 

  Ms. Stella Morettin (Dept. Head)                      smoretti@hwdsb.on.ca
  Mrs. Nancy Mostacci                                                     nmostacc@hwdsb.on.ca
   Mrs. Pauline Miller                                                        pmiller@hwdsb.on.ca
  • If you wish to speak ly to direct any member of the Language Department,  you may call the school at (905) 662-3838.   
Grade Course Code Course Name
9 FSF1D1 Core French, Academic
9 FSF1P1 Core French, Applied
10 FSF2D1 Core French, Academic
10 FSF2P1 Core French, Applied
11 FSF3U1 Core French, University
12 FSF4U1 Core French, University

 

Grade: 9
Course Code: FSF1D1
Course Name: Core French, Academic
Description: 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 enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.  

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

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Grade: 9
Course Code: FSF1P1
Course Name: Core French, Applied
Description: 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 life-long language learners.  

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

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Grade: 10
Course Code: FSF2P1
Course Name: Core French, Applied
Description: 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 life-long language learners.  

P rerequisite:   FSF1D1 or FSF1P1 

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Grade: 10
Course Code: FSF2D1
Course Name: Core French, Academic
Description: 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.  

Prerequisite: FSF1D1 or FSF1P1

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Grade: 11
Course Code: FSF3U1
Course Name: Core French, University
Description:  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.  

Prerequisite: FSF2D1

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Grade: 12
Course Code: FSF4U1
Course Name: Core French, University
Description: 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.  

Prerequisite: FSF3U1 

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