FSL & Moderns

FSL & International Languages

French as a Second Language, Grades 9 – 12

Core French, FSF 1D 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. Students will listen actively and critically to understand and learn in light of Gospel values.
Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

Core French, FSF 1P 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. Students will listen actively and critically to understand and learn in light of Gospel values.
Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

Core French, FSF 2D 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. By 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. This course helps students meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each student to become an effective communicator.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

Core French, FSF 3U 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. This course encourages students to present information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to others.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic

Core French FSF 4U Grade 12, University Preparation
This 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. This course helps students meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each student to become an effective communicator. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University

Extended French FEF 3U & 4U Grades 11 & 12, University Preparation
(no longer offered after June 2021)
These course emphasize the refinement of French-language skills through the study of Canadian and International Francophone literature. Students will interpret literary works, product written assignments in a variety of genres, and conduct research on a major topic for a written and oral presentation. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: None

International Languages, Grades 9 – 12

Spanish and/or Italian
LWS (Spanish) ADBD Levels 1 and 2, Academic
LWI (Italian) ADBD Levels 1 and 2, Academic

These courses provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in the language of study. 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 the language under study 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. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a responsible citizen who respects and affirms the diversity and interdependence of the world’s peoples and cultures.
Prerequisite: None

Spanish and/or Italian
LWSCU / LWICU Level 3, University Preparation
These courses offer students opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the international language 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 the language is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a responsible citizen who respects and understands the history, cultural heritage and pluralism of today’s contemporary society.
Prerequisite: Level 1 and 2, Academic Spanish and/or Italian LWSBU / LWIBU

LWSDU/LWIDU Level 4, University Preparation
These courses prepare student for university studies in the international 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 the language is spoken through the use of community resources and computer technology. This course will enable the student to present information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to others.
Prerequisite: Level 3, University Prep Spanish and/or Italian LWSCU /LWICU