The study of French helps students to develop their awareness and knowledge of the diversity of expression among cultures. It also confronts students with a different way of seeing and experiencing the world in which we live.  In that light, language study is a means of fostering respect and building community among different cultures around the world.  It is an important part of fulfilling our calling as Christians to love and serve others beyond our own small community.

The French program aims to give students the tools to learn to communicate in another language.  In doing so, it gives them a better understanding of language itself, its structure and its role and helps them to gain transferable academic and cognitive skills.

Course Title Course Details Grade
Core French - FSF 1D/P/O 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. Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent 9
Core French - FSF 2D 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 10
Core French - FSF 3U 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 11
Core French - FSF 4U 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, University Preparation 12