Second Languages skills increase employment and advancement opportunities and promote a better understanding of the world’s cultures. The International Languages Department at Father Lacombe offers programs in French and Spa-nish. Grade twelve language courses may be used for university entrance requirements.

French 10 or 10 Honours (5 credits) Prerequisite: None

The French 10 / 10 Honors program is a beginner level French as a Second Language course designed for students with limited knowledge of the French language. It is highly recommended that students have completed some French in Junior High. However, new students who are looking to study French are welcome, with the understanding that they will be expected to review basic language skills at a fast pace and higher level. This is not a course for French Immersion or Francophone students. This course is designed to develop basic language skills in reading, writing, speaking listening comprehension. Students will have the opportunity to explore and appreciate French culture. Themes covered in this course include Daily Activities, Shopping, Vacations, and Fine Arts. French 10 Honors: Students with a background in French Immersion may be asked to make an alternate language choice to satisfy IB requirements .

French 20 or 20 IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: French 10 or approved challenge

A continuation of French 10, French 20/20 IB is designed for students with some background in learning French as a Second Language. Basic language skills will be further developed in reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension to the intermediate level. Students will continue to explore and appreciate French Culture. Themes covered in this course are Senses and Feelings, Close Friends, Fads and Fashion, and Consumerism.

French 30 or 30 IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: French 20 or approved challenge

A continuation of French 20 / 20 IB, French 30/30 IB is designed for students with intermediate levels of French as a Second Language. Language skills will continue to develop, with an emphasis on oral and written communication. The study of French Culture will also continue. Themes covered during this course are The World of Work, Travel and Tourism, The Role of the Media and the Environment.

Spanish 10 or 10 Honours (5 credits) Prerequisite: None

This is an introductory course available to all students with very limited or no knowledge of the Spanish language. This course is not designed for students who speak, write and understand the Spanish language. In this course you will acquire basic communication skills in Spanish and you will develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course focuses its fields of experience on greetings, and personal information, describing people, school, activities, family, professions/occupations, basic geography of Spanish speaking countries and intercultural elements.

Spanish 20 or 20IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 10 or approved challenge

This course is available to all students who have obtained a passing grade in Spanish 10 or those with limited knowledge of the Spanish language. This course is not designed for students who can write and speak the Spanish language with significant proficiency or who are bilingual in Spanish. In this course you will acquire intermediate communication skills in Spanish and you will develop intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course focuses its fields of experience on foods, restaurants, markets, shopping, fashion, sports and exercise, social life, health and safety (physical states/visit to the doctor), daily routine, vacations and travel.

Spanish 30 or 30 IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 20 or approved challenge

This course is available to all students who have obtained a passing grade in Spanish 20 or those with intermediate knowledge of the Spanish language. In this course you will acquire advanced communication skills in Spanish and you will develop intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course is not recommended for students who are bilingual in Spanish and who can understand, write and speak the Spanish language with significant proficiency. This course focuses its fields of experience on the following areas: arts, entertainment, literature, music, relationships, celebrations (cultural), folk tales, legends, fables, technology, the world of work, and the environment.

International Languages

Second Languages skills increase employment and advancement opportunities and promote a better understanding of the world’s cultures. The International Languages Department at Father Lacombe offers programs in French and Spa-nish. Grade twelve language courses may be used for university entrance requirements.

French 10 or 10 Honours (5 credits) Prerequisite: None

The French 10 / 10 Honors program is a beginner level French as a Second Language course designed for students with limited knowledge of the French language. It is highly recommended that students have completed some French in Junior High. However, new students who are looking to study French are welcome, with the understanding that they will be expected to review basic language skills at a fast pace and higher level. This is not a course for French Immersion or Francophone students. This course is designed to develop basic language skills in reading, writing, speaking listening comprehension. Students will have the opportunity to explore and appreciate French culture. Themes covered in this course include Daily Activities, Shopping, Vacations, and Fine Arts. French 10 Honors: Students with a background in French Immersion may be asked to make an alternate language choice to satisfy IB requirements .

French 20 or 20 IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: French 10 or approved challenge

A continuation of French 10, French 20/20 IB is designed for students with some background in learning French as a Second Language. Basic language skills will be further developed in reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension to the intermediate level. Students will continue to explore and appreciate French Culture. Themes covered in this course are Senses and Feelings, Close Friends, Fads and Fashion, and Consumerism.

French 30 or 30 IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: French 20 or approved challenge

A continuation of French 20 / 20 IB, French 30/30 IB is designed for students with intermediate levels of French as a Second Language. Language skills will continue to develop, with an emphasis on oral and written communication. The study of French Culture will also continue. Themes covered during this course are The World of Work, Travel and Tourism, The Role of the Media and the Environment.

Spanish 10 or 10 Honours (5 credits) Prerequisite: None

This is an introductory course available to all students with very limited or no knowledge of the Spanish language. This course is not designed for students who speak, write and understand the Spanish language. In this course you will acquire basic communication skills in Spanish and you will develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course focuses its fields of experience on greetings, and personal information, describing people, school, activities, family, professions/occupations, basic geography of Spanish speaking countries and intercultural elements.

Spanish 20 or 20IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 10 or approved challenge

This course is available to all students who have obtained a passing grade in Spanish 10 or those with limited knowledge of the Spanish language. This course is not designed for students who can write and speak the Spanish language with significant proficiency or who are bilingual in Spanish. In this course you will acquire intermediate communication skills in Spanish and you will develop intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course focuses its fields of experience on foods, restaurants, markets, shopping, fashion, sports and exercise, social life, health and safety (physical states/visit to the doctor), daily routine, vacations and travel.

Spanish 30 or 30 IB (5 credits) Prerequisite: Spanish 20 or approved challenge

This course is available to all students who have obtained a passing grade in Spanish 20 or those with intermediate knowledge of the Spanish language. In this course you will acquire advanced communication skills in Spanish and you will develop intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This course is not recommended for students who are bilingual in Spanish and who can understand, write and speak the Spanish language with significant proficiency. This course focuses its fields of experience on the following areas: arts, entertainment, literature, music, relationships, celebrations (cultural), folk tales, legends, fables, technology, the world of work, and the environment.