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French 8 is a required course at the grade 8 level (exceptions below). The general aim of this course is to introduce students to basic French vocabulary and grammar structures relating to every-day situations. There is an emphasis on the development of listening and reading comprehension skills. Students will also be expected to communicate simple ideas in familiar situations in speech and writing.
This course is appropriate for students having extensive experience with French in their elementary school years (ex: French Immersion). The course is taught in French and students are expected to communicate entirely in French. A variety of activities will be offered to strengthen students' Fench language skills, in particular, the accuracy and effectiveness of their oral and written communication.
Students develop their ability to communicate in everyday situations in French. Spoken French continues to be emphasized and written French becomes increasingly important. Students work with a variety of authentic French language documents to develop their skills and learn more about French cultures around the world.
Prerequisite: FFral 8 (French Immersion 8)
This course is taught using only French. Students will engage in a variety of activities to strenghten their French language skills. There is emphasis on increasing the effectiveness of students' ability to communicate in French by acquiring a range of idiomatic vocabulary and learning to use correct grammar when speaking and writing.
FRENCH 10 (FR-10)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of French 9, or permission of the teacher.
This course places equal emphasis on oral and written skills. Students will use a growing repertoire of language strategies, vocabulary and structures to express themselves in the past, present and future time. They will also participate in short conversations, explore a variety of authentic French language resources, and increase their knowledge of French culture.
Prerequisite: 67% of higher in Fancais Langue 9, or permission of teacher.
This course is taught using only French, and continues the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to enable students to become stronger readers, writers and speakers. Students will explore, analyze and interpret a variety of texts, including various literary genres to enable students to increase their repertoire of language tools and communication strategies, as well as experience and gain a deeper appreciation of Francophone culture.
FRENCH 11 (FR 11)
Prerequisite: 67% or higher in French 10, or permission of teacher
This course incorporates the four main language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on communicating with growing fluency in a range of situations and for different purposes. There is an increased emphasis on written language. Students will learn to use increasingly complex vocabulary and language structures to develop writing skills, engage in conversations, explore and respond to a variety of authentic texts, and recognize connections between language and culture.
FRENCH 12 (FR 12) *Provincially examinable course
Prerequisite: 67% or better in French 11, or permission of teacher
French 12 students continue to improve their communication skills in order to express themselves effectively, with fluency and accuracy using complex vocabulary, sentence structures and timeframes. Students will work with a wide variety of texts to develop their oral and written skills, and gain an appreciation of cultural features and influences.
Prerequisite: Good work habits
Introductory German 11 is an accelerated introduction to German and requires that students have good work habits, as this course covers learning standards from both German 9 and 10. It is ideal for students who require a second language credit for post-secondary studies. It is also appropriate for those who have a personal travel interest, and/or cultural background in German. Emphasis is on practical everyday use of German, as well as learning about German culture. Please note: Simon Fraser University accepts Introductory German 11 as a second language requirement for admission.

GERMAN 11 (GER 11)
Prerequisite: 67% in Introductory German 11 or teacher's permission based on prior knowledge of German
After successful completion of this course students receive second language credit necessary for admission to many post-secondary institutions across the country. Students will learn to use increasingly complex vocabulary and language structures to develop communication skills in a variety of situtations and for different purposes, engage in conversations, explore and respond to a variety of authentic texts and further their understanding of German culture.
GERMAN 12 (GER 12)
Prerequisite: 67% in German 11, or teacher's permission
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed German 11 or have prior knowledge of German. Students will refine their oral and written skills to communicate with increasing proficiency and complexity, using a wide range of vocabulary and language structures. Students will also have the opportunity to explore authentic texts (poems, short stories, various on-line media) to deepen their cultural knowledge and appreciation.