The goals of the French Communication and Culture course are to give students the opportunity to acquire the necessary language skills to communicate in French, to value the learning of French as a tool for personal, intellectual, and social growth, to demonstrate an appreciation of francophone cultures and to further develop intercultural communication skills that are essential to all global citizens.
From grades 9 to 12, a balanced literacy approach (speaking, reading, writing), enriches the students’ ability to communicate in French. Students express themselves orally and engage in conversation in a variety of situations pertaining to everyday life, social trends and global issues. To do this, students are expected to express opinions and feelings, make predications and judgements and use language to communicate complex ideas in all verb tenses and moods.
Students interested in advancing their French communicative skills have the option of registering for a French credit at each grade level. Students requiring more information regarding any of the listed credits are asked to speak to their respective counselor or any member of the French Department.