Core French Courses

Learning a second language in this global age is an advantage for any student and a key factor in academic success. A second language enhances students' overall skills in learning, expands career opportunities, promotes understanding among cultures, and creates multilingual citizens of the world.

Core French is offered to students in the regular English program from Grade 4 to Grade 8 for 40 minutes a day as part of their basic program. Students need one credit in French as a Second Language in Grade 9 for their secondary school diploma. Core French continues to be offered at secondary school from Grade 9 to Grade 12.

Upon graduation, those students successfully completing FSF 4U1 will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

COURSES BY GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
FSF 1D1
FSF 2D1
FSF 3U1
FSF 4U1
FSF 1P1
   

FSF 1D1 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.

FSF 1P1 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.

FSF 2D1 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: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or applied.

FSF 3U1 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.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic.

FSF 4U1 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.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, Academic.