International Spanish Academy at Saint Francis
This program is a continuation of the K-9 Spanish Bilingual Program. Students will have the opportunity to continue to perfect their Spanish skills in the following classes; Lengua Española, and Film Studies. This program is not limited to academic courses but also exposes students to the Spanish culture.
Students enrolled in the Spanish Bilingual program will receive the foundation to become functionally bilingual by Grade 12.
Students in Grade 10-12 receive a total of 25 credits in Spanish. Subjects taught in Spanish are Spanish Language Arts 10, 20 and 30; and Film Studies 15 and 25.
The Spanish program allows students to gain insight into the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. Students receive recognition in Grades 6, 9 and 12 from the government of Spain.
Previous Spanish experience is not required to enrol and parents do not need to know the language. Students typically enter the program in kindergarten or Grade One. Students wishing to enter the program for the first time at any other grade level must take a language proficiency assessment.
Coordinating Teacher (CT)
Ms. Marielle Kitchen
DELE EXAMS FROM INSTITUTO CERVANTES TBA
Saint Francis offers the following Spanish courses to the International Spanish Academy students: All courses are taught in Spanish.
FILM STUDY 15 SP (5 credits)
Film Studies Spanish 15 will allow students to study various Hispanic films, to learn both the art of film making, and more about culture and society of Spanish speaking countries.
FILM STUDY 25 SP (5 credits)
Film Studies Spanish 25 will continue to develop an advanced understanding of film making, enhance critical appreciation of films, and facilitate students' understanding of film as a form of art, technology and visual media.
SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10-1 (5 credits)
Students taking this course extend the level of Spanish proficiency they have already achieved in Junior high while exploring the theme of identity through literature, film and personal experience.
SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 20-1 (5 credits)
Building on knowledge and skills acquired in Spanish Language Arts 10-1, students will explore the theme of community using literature, film and personal experiences in their local and wider communities.
SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 30-1 (5 credits)
This course has been developed to support the intellectual, social, emotional, creative, linguistic and cultural development of students in Spanish bilingual programming.