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Modern Languages

Last updated on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Languages Department Course Codes

French

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
FSF1D1
Core French
Academic
FSF2D1
Core French
Academic
 
FSF3U1
Core French
University
FSF4U1
Core French
University
FSF1P1
Core French
Applied
FSF2P1
Core French
Applied
   

 

German

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
  LWGBD1
German
Academic
LWGCU1
German
University

 

Spanish

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
 
LWSBD1
Spanish
Academic
LWSCU1
Spanish
University
LWSDU1
Spanish
University

Course Description

French

FSF1D1 – Core French, Grade 9, Academic
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, social trends, and careers. Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping-stones to oral and written activities.

FSF1P1 – Core French, Grade 9, Applied
This course emphasizes the concurrent development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills, using a broad-based theme such as the media. Students will enhance their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. They will also read short stories, articles, poems, and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues, and invitations.

FSF2D1 – Core French, Grade 10, Academic
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing. Prerequisite: FSF1D1 or FSF1P1

FSF2P1 – Core French, Grade 10, Applied
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills using a broad-based theme such as adolescence. Students will expand their knowledge of French by studying a series of theme-related topics, such as students’ rights and responsibilities, relationships with peers and adults, and part-time jobs. Prerequisite: FSF1D1 or FSF1P1

FSF3U1 – Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.

FSF4U1 – Core French, Grade 12, University Preparation
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of French- language skills. Students will consolidate their oral skills as they discuss literature, culture, and current issues. They will read a variety of texts and will write a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.

German

LWGBD1 – German, Academic
This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in German. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where German is spoken by taking part in community-sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.

LWGCU1 – German, University Preparation
This course offers students opportunities to further develop their knowledge of German and to enhance their communication skills. Students will use increasingly sophisticated language in a variety of activities that will enable them to speak and write with clarity and accuracy. Students will also enhance their thinking skills through the critical study of literature, and continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where German is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources.

Spanish

LWSBD1 – Spanish, Academic
This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in Spanish. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken by taking part in community-sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.

LWSCU1 – Spanish, University Preparation
This course offers students opportunities to further develop their knowledge of Spanish and to enhance their communication skills. Students will use increasingly sophisticated language in a variety of activities that will enable them to speak and write with clarity and accuracy. Students will also enhance their thinking skills through the critical study of literature, and continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources.

LWSDU1 – Spanish, University Preparation
This course prepares students for university studies in the Spanish language. Students will enhance their ability to use the language with clarity and precision, and will develop the language skills needed to engage in sustained conversations and discussions, understand and evaluate information, read diverse materials for both study and pleasure, and write clearly and effectively. Students will also have opportunities to add to their knowledge of the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken through the use of community resources and computer technology. Prerequisite: LWSCU1

 

LWIBO1 – Italian, Open

This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in Italian. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where Italian is spoken by taking part in community-sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.

 

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