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FEF1D Extended French, Grade 9, Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills by using language-learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

FSF1D Core French, Grade 9, Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations on everyday topics and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

FSF1O Core French, Grade 9, Open

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no knowledge of French or who have not accumulated the minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction. Students will begin to understand and speak French in guided and structured interactive settings, and will develop fundamental communication skills through discussing situations and issues that are relevant to their daily lives. Throughout the course, students will develop their awareness of diverse French-speaking communities in Canada and acquire an understanding and appreciation of these communities. They will also develop a variety of skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: None

FSF1P Core French, Grade 9, Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations on everyday topics and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent.

FEF2D Extended French, Grade 10, Academic

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to use their communication skills in French and to apply language-learning strategies. Students will respond to and interact with French oral and written texts in a variety of real-life contexts, using their creative and critical thinking skills to explore and evaluate information and ideas in the texts. Students will increase their knowledge of the language through the study of French-Canadian authors. They will also continue to increase their understanding and appreciation of French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Extended French, Grade 9, Academic

FSF2D Core French, Grade 10, Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

FSF2P Core French, Grade 10, Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about everyday matters and topics of personal interest in real-life situations. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in structured, guided, and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the consolidation of language-learning strategies for interpreting texts and communicating clearly. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

FSF2O Core French, Grade 10, Open

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no knowledge of French or who have not accumulated the minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction. Students will begin to understand and speak French in guided and structured interactive settings, and will develop fundamental communication skills through discussing situations and issues that are relevant to their daily lives. Throughout the course, students will develop their awareness of diverse French-speaking communities in Canada and acquire an understanding and appreciation of these communities. They will also develop a variety of skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: None

FEF3U Extended French, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate about concrete and abstract topics in various situations. Students will consolidate languagelearning strategies and apply them in a variety of real-life contexts in order to enhance and refi ne their communication skills, and will continue to develop creative and critical thinking skills. Students will develop their knowledge of the language through the study of contemporary and well-known French European authors. They will also continue to deepen their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Extended French, Grade 10, Academic

FSF3O Core French, Grade 11, Open

This course draws on a broad theme, such as leisure activities, to develop oral communication, reading, and writiting skills. Students will give presentations, read a selection of short stories and articles, and produce a variety of written assignments. 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 or Applied.

FSF3U Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10,Academic

FEF4U Extended French, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course further emphasizes the consolidation of communication skills required to interact in French for various purposes about concrete and abstract topics. Students will independently apply language-learning strategies in a variety of real-life and personally relevant contexts, and will broaden their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and analysing oral and written texts. Students will increase their knowledge of the language through the study of Canadian and international French literature. They will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners. Prerequisite: Extended French, Grade 11, University Preparation

FSF4U Core French, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and  interact in French independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation

FSF141 Introductory French, Grade 9, Locally Developed (pending Ministry approval)

This course builds on students' previous education and language knowledge to introduce French. Students will develop the ability to use oral and written French for daily needs, acquire basic conversation skills and vocabulary, and use simple sentence patterns orally and in writing. The thematic approach will focus on work applications and fundamental social skills Prerequisite: None

 

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

LWIBD1 International Languages (Italian) Level 1/2, Academic

This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in the language of study. Students will 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 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 expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple. Prerequisite: None

LWICU1 Italian, Level 3, University Preparation

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their communication skills in the international  language and to increase their confidence in applying them in a variety of practical situations, including contexts related to future employment. Students will engage in a variety of activities and use resources that will allow them to use the language in various real-life situations. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language is spoken, and investigate careers that require facility in the language. Prerequisite: LWIBD1.

LWIDU1 Italian, Level 4, University Preparation

This course prepares students 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. Prerequisite: LWICU1

 

NATIVE STUDIES

NAC1O Expressions of Aboriginal Cultures, Grade 9, Open

This course will explore a variety of contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit art forms such as new media, storytelling, installation and performance art. Students will examine the interrelationships between Aboriginal art forms and individual and cultural identities and values. They will create art works to express their own ideas and understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Prerequisite: None

NBE3C English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary and media works, and will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays, and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice andusing business and technical language with prescision and clarity. Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied.

NBE3U English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course. Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied.

NDA3M Current Aboriginal Issues In Canada, Grade 11, University/ College Preparation

This course focuses on existing and emerging issues of national and regional importance of concern to Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will analyze diverse perspectives from a variety of sources such as media, academic works and public opinion polls on events and developments related to land, community, governance, identity and culture. Using political thinking concepts and the political inquiry process students will explore their own and others’ ideas, investigate an issue to determine what needs to change, why and appropriate problem-solving strategies. Prerequisite: A Grade 10 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples in Canada, Open, or Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic or Applied.​