At the Senior High School level, the French Language Arts program of studies aims to develop the students’ ability to think critically and analytically so that they react appropriately to the contents and techniques of what they read or view. Viewing and analyzing media help students cultivate an appreciation of the cultural reality of the Canadian and international “Francophonies.”
The French Language Arts program increases student awareness of the elements that ensure message clarity, such as exact, precise words and expressions and increasingly complex, correct sentences. Students learn to respect the basic language rules in both classroom oral exchanges and written projects. The acquisition of a solid language basis allows them to better understand, clarify and express abstract thoughts. The program is intended to develop their ability to plan and monitor their communication projects, whether they are working individually or with partners in the classroom.
This course is a continuation of Alberta French as a second language curriculum offered in grades 4-7. Upon completion of this course students will have very basic language skills to communicate in French.
French 10H-9Y (Honours)
This course is a continuation of Alberta French as a second language curriculum offered in grades 4-7. Upon completion of this course students will have very basic language skills to communicate in French. French Immersion and late French Immersion students are not permitted to register for this course. They should contact a language teacher to determine proper placement in a language course.
Students will continue to explore the French language and culture as they develop and improve their communication skills in French. Prerequisite: French 10.
French 20 IB-9Y (Ab Initio)
This language course is designed for students enrolled in the IBO program who have very little knowledge of the French language. Students will continue to develop written and oral skills as well as explore French Canadian and international francophone cultures. Pre-requisite: French 10H.
Students will continue to use the oral and written language learning strategies developed in French 10 and 20 in order to improve oral and written productions. Students will be able to research and identify similarities and differences between their own culture and international francophone cultures. Pre-requisite: French 20.
French 30 IB-9Y
Students will continue their progress in the French language both orally and in their written skills. Students will be able to research and identify similarities and differences between their own culture and international francophone cultures. This course fulfills the Alberta Learning curriculum as well as provides students with the skills necessary to complete the IB oral and written exams. Pre-requisite: French 20 IB.