|Jennifer Taylor||Jenniferj.Taylor@burnabyschools.ca||French 8|
|Amanda Underwood||Amanda.Underwood@burnabyschools.ca||French 8, 9|
Learning French can open many doors in the future. In French 8, you will learn to communicate in a second language in various situations. You will also engage in many cultural activities such as cooking French recipes, eating in French restaurants and possibly travelling to French-speaking regions and countries. Students do not need a high level of French language exposure in elementary school to be successful in French 8. We will explore themes such as world travel, food, family, school life, and social awareness as we learn the course requirements. Join French 8 today and discover the language and culture. An independent supplementary “Honours Distinction” program option is available to all students enrolled in French 8.
French 9 is a course that builds on the units introduced in French 8. In French 9, you will learn to communicate in a second language through various classroom and cultural experiences. We will explore themes such as the French-speaking world, sports, eras of the past, and music as we learn the course requirements. “Honours Distinction” option is available to all students enrolled in French 9, specifically to those who would like an opportunity to improve their oral and linguistic skills in French through independent studies at an advanced level.
In French 10, increasingly sophisticated oral and written communication skills are studied. We will explore program themes such as travel, art, future careers, media and science as we learn the course requirements. An increased emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and oral fluency will be among the areas of focus in French 10. “Honours Distinction” option is available to all students enrolled in French 10.
FRENCH 9 HONOURS / 10
This course is designed for high-achieving, motivated, and enthusiastic students who wish to pursue an academically excelled French program. In this course, students will complete all curricular requirements for both French 9 and French 10 in one year. Upon teacher recommendation, students will complete a separate application form to be considered as a candidate for this course. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to enrol directly into French 11 in the following year.
This course is a more rigorous study of all aspects of written and oral communication as well as Francophone culture. All students will have the opportunity to improve their linguistic skills while expanding their exposure to French-speaking activities. We will explore themes such as gourmet food, childhood, media, and stress management as we learn the course requirements. There will be an increased focus on listening, writing, and speaking skills, along with an intense study of advanced level grammar. “Honours Distinction” option is available to all students enrolled in French 11.
This course is the culmination of five years’ study of French language and culture. More complex facets of the language and study of creative works are introduced to complement the skills acquired in previous courses. “Honours Distinction” option is available to all students enrolled in French 12. There will be a heavy emphasis placed on practical use of the language that will include mastering a high level of speaking and listening skills. Students may take FSL (French as a Second Language) 12 concurrently with the AP French course.
AP FRENCH 12
This course is a college (university) level course and designed for University students that have taken French as a Second Language (FSL). This course can be taken by French Immersion 12 students or strong French as a Second Language 12 students. A minimum score on the AP exam is required to receive the 4 AP credits that will be accredited to your post-secondary education. This is a challenging course consisting of reading comprehension, comparative analysis of different works, an established knowledge of grammatical concepts, dialogue comprehension, essay writing, email responses and comprehensive speaking. Much of this course is based on the students’ prior knowledge of French culture and Francophonie. This course can offer some further supplement to the material being taught in Français langue seconde 12. The AP exam would be administered in May. Enrollment in this course is arranged in October of the current school year based on demand. See the French Immersion Department for further details.
This course is intended for all who wish to begin the study of the Spanish language. This course is the first of a four-year program offered at Cariboo Hill. This introductory course will expose students to the diverse cultural and linguistic aspects of Spanish. Honours Distinction option is available to all students enrolled in Spanish 9.
This course is a continuation of Spanish 9 and fulfills the second year requirements of our four-year program. This course offers students the opportunity to speak in more complex sentences as well as learn more complicated vocabulary and verbs. Students will not only continue to be exposed to more of the present tense, but will also be introduced to forms of the future and the past tenses. There will be many opportunities to converse and do oral skits and dialogues. Exposure to the Spanish culture by way of its music, art, dance and geography will also be part of this course.
INTRO SPANISH 11
Introduction to Spanish – This course is intended for all who wish to begin the study of the Spanish language who did not take the course in grade 9. This course allows students to finish the Spanish program in three years. This introductory course will expose students to the diverse cultural and linguistic aspects of Spanish. Honours Distinction option is available to all students enrolled in Intro Spanish 11.
This course is the third year of Spanish offered at Cariboo Hill and is taken after Spanish 10 or Intro Spanish 11. Students who enrol in Spanish 11 will continue to be exposed to a variety of verb tenses including different forms of the past tense and the subjunctive. There will be a cultural research component to the course which involves learning more about the people of Spain and Latin–America. Students will be expected to converse in Spanish as more emphasis will be put on oral communication skills in this course.
This course is the final year of Spanish offered at Cariboo Hill. This course is demanding and requires dedication and commitment from all students in order to ensure success. Many verb tenses will be learned in this course in addition to a wide range of vocabulary. Students will also perform skits in Spanish and be exposed to Spanish films, songs, dance and other cultural aspects of the language. In addition to the examination of culture, there will be a great emphasis put on oral communication skills.