French Immersion

FRENCH IMMERSION

 

FRENCH IMMERSION

 

French Immersion students will select required courses and also have the opportunity to enrich their studies with a number of optional courses.

Students must take at least one of the (*) optional courses in the grade 10, 11 or 12 year but may take more than one Immersion option if desired. Students may take a course only once for credit.

AVAILABLE FRENCH IMMERSION COURSES

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GRADE 9

*Required

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 9

COURSE CODE:  (FFRAL-09)

The French language arts curriculum focuses on Communication, Culture and Society. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking while developing increasingly sophisticated grammar and vocabulary.

SCIENCES HUMAINES 9

COURSE CODE:  FSCHF09

Students will study the development of Canada from pre-contact First Nations peoples, to the history of early contact between Europeans and natives. They will also study some European history, especially the concept of revolution as illustrated through the English Civil War and the French and Industrial Revolutions. Other topics include the geography of North America and some mapping.

CONVERSATION 10

COURSE CODE:  YLOE-0A

This course is required for Grade 9 Immersion students. Students will have the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills in a variety of creative ways in order to feel more comfortable and be more accurate with the language. This first semester course will be followed with Français Langue 9 in second semester.

ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE 9

COURSE CODE: FEPSF09

This course will include an introduction and exposure to a wide variety of team, partner and individual activities with emphasis on basic skill development, fitness and sportsmanship. Activities may include volleyball, football, lacrosse, wrestling, minor games, basketball, dance, ultimate, badminton, track and field and softball. The health component is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that students need for lifelong physical and mental well-being. It focuses on personal coping skills in the areas of stress, technology, mental health, healthy relationships, and conflict. Students will also gain knowledge and skills surrounding the physical, emotional, and social aspects of psychoactive substance use and potentially addictive behaviours. This course will be taught in French with an emphasis on content-specific vocabulary.

*Optional

ARTS MÉDIATIQUES 10

COURSE CODE: FVAMF10

Arts Médiatiques 10 is a new elective course in the French Immersion Department. In this class, students will have the chance to learn, create, and communicate through principles of design and media production. By using various tools and technologies, students will develop new skills in photo and video production in order to express their creative thinking in novel ways. Students will be demonstrating their learning by applying the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course in a variety of short films and digital images.

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 10

COURSE CODE:  (FFOOD-10)

It’s time you learned your way around the kitchen! Surprise your family and friends with lots of delicious treats. We have yummy breakfasts, terrific lunches, sensational snacks and delicious dinners on the menu. Principles of food preparation are introduced and applied with an emphasis on healthy food choices. We start simple and work up to all your favourites. Grab an apron and join us in Food Studies 10. Only one of Foods Studies 10 or Études des Aliments 10 may be taken for credit.

GRADE 10

*Required

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 10

COURSE CODE:  FFRAL10

The French language arts curriculum focuses on Communication, Culture and Society. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking while developing increasingly sophisticated grammar and vocabulary.

SCIENCES HUMAINES 10

COURSE CODE:  FSCH-10

This course’s focus is three-folded: first, it outlines and analyzes the first steps towards the building of our nation including social and political unrest; second, it explores the dynamics of the relationship between French-Canadians and English-Canadians during the 19th century and the years preceding World War I; and third, this course offers a view on the beginnings of the development of the West during the 19th century through to 1914 and Canada’s economic activities and accomplishments. This includes the relationships between Canada and the Pacific region.

ÉDUCATION À LA CARRIÈRE 10

COURSE CODE:   FCLE-10

This required course is designed to help students develop the skills they need to establish goals and make thoughtful decisions in these areas: education planning, career development, healthy decision-making and financial literacy. In addition, students will begin to work on the required components of the Career Life Connections and Capstone 12 program. *French Immersion Students only.

*Optional

ARTS MÉDIATIQUES 10

COURSE CODE: FVAMF10

Arts Médiatiques 10 is a new elective course in the French Immersion Department. In this class, students will have the chance to learn, create, and communicate through principles of design and media production. By using various tools and technologies, students will develop new skills in photo and video production in order to express their creative thinking in novel ways. Students will be demonstrating their learning by applying the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course in a variety of short films and digital images.

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 10

COURSE CODE:  FFOOD-10

It’s time you learned your way around the kitchen! Surprise your family and friends with lots of delicious treats. We have yummy breakfasts, terrific lunches, sensational snacks and delicious dinners on the menu. Principles of food preparation are introduced and applied with an emphasis on healthy food choices. We start simple and work up to all your favourites. Grab an apron and join us in Food Studies 10. Only one of Foods Studies 10 or Études des Aliments 10 may be taken for credit.

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 11

COURSE CODE:  FFOOD11
  

This course is taught in French. With a quick review of the basics, it’s time for some real taste treats. Sticky cinnamon buns and fresh pies and pastry will test your will power. Meal planning and nutrition will provide the background to creating full course meals to tempt your palate. Bon appétit! Only one of Foods Studies 11 or Études des Aliments 11 may be taken for credit.

COMMUNICATION ORALE 11

COURSE CODE:  FSPLG11
 

This course has been developed to give students an opportunity to improve their French oral and writing skills and gain confidence in using the French language through their participation in a variety of communicative activities. Students will take part in discussions about various literary works where they learn to express their ideas and opinions. The approach supports student skill development and encourages meaningful methods of demonstrating communication in French.

GRADE 11

*Required – one of the following:

FRANÇAIS 11- Langue et culture de la francophonie

COURSE CODE:  FLCF-11

The course is designed for students to think about how language and culture affect their personal perceptions and values. The class will allow the students to discover and explore the linguistic diversity and customs of the British-Columbian, Canadian and World Francophonie. The student will develop awareness of the diversity of the different Francophone communities. Through different themes, the student will practice their language skills and will investigate different areas of the Francophonie to deepen their understanding.

FRANÇAIS 11 - Médias et communication numerique

COURSE CODE:  FNMD-11

This course is designed for the student to explore, discover, interpret and analyse the changing role and increasing influence of digital and print media in today’s society. This course recognizes that digital literacy is essential to the development of the digital citizen. This course will bring the students to think critically. Students will have many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding and communicate their ideas through a variety of digital media and communications.

FRANÇAIS 11 - Étude du cinéma et de la littérature francophone

COURSE CODE:  FLTST-11

The course is designated to encourage students to discover, explore, analyze and interpret film and literacy works from the Francophonie. By studying a variety of texts, the students will acquire a certain knowledge of the Francophone culture that will contribute to the development of their identity. The film component will enable the student to discover a variety of cinematographic works from different times, cultures styles and genres. Several film genres will allow students to explore their imagination and develop their creativity, writing style and speaking skills. The literacy component will enable the student to discover a variety of texts and literary works from different times, cultures, styles and genres.

*Required – one of the following taken in Grade 11 or Grade 12:

(HISTOIRE 12) L’HISTOIRE DU MONDE AU 20EME SIECLE

COURSE CODE:  FWH-12
 

The course will explore the 20th Century World History from the immediate effects of World War I on the new geopolitical realities to the post-World War II global realignments of the economic, political, and social landscapes. Furthermore, History 12 will look upon the more recent events that shaped the world after the end of the Cold War and Canada’s role as a strong international voice of peace and progress. History 12 is designed to develop the students’ ability to use historical inquiry, recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgements, understand events and facts inside and outside their historical context, make reasoned ethical judgments, and assess the value of various historical accounts. Correspondingly, students are expected to achieve a high level of competency in elaborating minute analyses and construct solid syntheses. The course is based on both collaborative and inter-active activities including: discussions, critical debates, projects, jigsaw activities, roundtables, brainstorming, blogs, etc. * FRIM students must take this either in grade 11 or Cultures Comparées 12.

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12

COURSE CODE:  FCMCL-12
 

This is the course where everything you have learned in History and Socials comes together! BUILD A CULTURAL PROTOTYPE FOR THE YEAR 3,000, based on the cultures presented in this course. Comparative Cultures 12 presents, compares and discusses various cultures: France, Rome-Italy, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan. We will investigate these cultures’ origins and historical evolution, religions, customs and arts, their music and cinema and their current influences on the world. The presentations of each culture will use ample video and audio examples, as well as a representative film for each. All along this course, students will be involved in research, discussions, and debates in order to CREATE A NEW FUTURE CIVILIZATION, resulted from a symbiosis of the previous ones. . * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

*Optional

(HISTOIRE 12) L’HISTOIRE DU MONDE AU 20EME SIECLE

COURSE CODE:  FWH-12
 

The course will explore the 20th Century World History from the immediate effects of World War I on the new geopolitical realities to the post-World War II global realignments of the economic, political, and social landscapes. Furthermore, History 12 will look upon the more recent events that shaped the world after the end of the Cold War and Canada’s role as a strong international voice of peace and progress. History 12 is designed to develop the students’ ability to use historical inquiry, recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgements, understand events and facts inside and outside their historical context, make reasoned ethical judgments, and assess the value of various historical accounts. Correspondingly, students are expected to achieve a high level of competency in elaborating minute analyses and construct solid syntheses. The course is based on both collaborative and inter-active activities including: discussions, critical debates, projects, jigsaw activities, roundtables, brainstorming, blogs, etc. * FRIM students must take this either in grade 11 or Cultures Comparées 12.

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12

COURSE CODE:  FCMCL-12
 

This is the course where everything you have learned in History and Socials comes together! BUILD A CULTURAL PROTOTYPE FOR THE YEAR 3,000, based on the cultures presented in this course. Comparative Cultures 12 presents, compares and discusses various cultures: France, Rome-Italy, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan. We will investigate these cultures’ origins and historical evolution, religions, customs and arts, their music and cinema and their current influences on the world. The presentations of each culture will use ample video and audio examples, as well as a representative film for each. All along this course, students will be involved in research, discussions, and debates in order to CREATE A NEW FUTURE CIVILIZATION, resulted from a symbiosis of the previous ones. . * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

COMMUNICATION ORALE 11

COURSE CODE:  FSPLG-11
 

This course has been developed to give students an opportunity to improve their French oral and writing skills and gain confidence in using the French language through their participation in a variety of communicative activities. Students will take part in discussions about various literary works where they learn to express their ideas and opinions. The approach supports student skill development and encourages meaningful methods of demonstrating communication in French.

ARTS MÉDIATIQUES 10

COURSE CODE: FVAMF10

Arts Médiatiques 10 is a new elective course in the French Immersion Department. In this class, students will have the chance to learn, create, and communicate through principles of design and media production. By using various tools and technologies, students will develop new skills in photo and video production in order to express their creative thinking in novel ways. Students will be demonstrating their learning by applying the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course in a variety of short films and digital images.

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 11

COURSE CODE:  FFOOD-11
 

This course is taught in French. With a quick review of the basics, it’s time for some real taste treats. Sticky cinnamon buns and fresh pies and pastry will test your will power. Meal planning and nutrition will provide the background to creating full course meals to tempt your palate. Bon appétit! Only one of Foods Studies 11 or Études des Aliments 11 may be taken for credit.

PEER TUTORING 11 (Immersion)

COURSE CODE:  YED-1A-FR
 

This course is available to French Immersion students who have an aptitude for working with others, and top achievement in Français Langue, or Sciences Humaines. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Peer tutors may have opportunities for one to one tutoring and/or in-class tutoring. This program requires a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes and is strongly recommended for those students interested in a teaching career. A signature from a French Immersion teacher in an academic area is required.

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GRADE 12

*Required

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 12

COURSE CODE:  FFRAL-12

The French language arts curriculum focuses on Communication, Culture and Society. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking while developing increasingly sophisticated grammar and vocabulary. Students are encouraged to take the International DELF exam (Diplôme d’étude de la langue française) and are required to sit the BC Provincial Exam in Français Langue Seconde – Immersion 12.

*Required if not taken in Grade 11
then one of:

(HISTOIRE 12) L’HISTOIRE DU MONDE AU 20EME SIECLE

COURSE CODE:  FWH-12
 

The course will explore the 20th Century World History from the immediate effects of World War I on the new geopolitical realities to the post-World War II global realignments of the economic, political, and social landscapes. Furthermore, History 12 will look upon the more recent events that shaped the world after the end of the Cold War and Canada’s role as a strong international voice of peace and progress. History 12 is designed to develop the students’ ability to use historical inquiry, recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgements, understand events and facts inside and outside their historical context, make reasoned ethical judgments, and assess the value of various historical accounts. Correspondingly, students are expected to achieve a high level of competency in elaborating minute analyses and construct solid syntheses. The course is based on both collaborative and inter-active activities including: discussions, critical debates, projects, jigsaw activities, roundtables, brainstorming, blogs, etc. * FRIM students must take this either in grade 11 or Cultures Comparées 12.

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12

COURSE CODE:  FCMCL-12
 

This is the course where everything you have learned in History and Socials comes together! BUILD A CULTURAL PROTOTYPE FOR THE YEAR 3,000, based on the cultures presented in this course. Comparative Cultures 12 presents, compares and discusses various cultures: France, Rome-Italy, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan. We will investigate these cultures’ origins and historical evolution, religions, customs and arts, their music and cinema and their current influences on the world. The presentations of each culture will use ample video and audio examples, as well as a representative film for each. All along this course, students will be involved in research, discussions, and debates in order to CREATE A NEW FUTURE CIVILIZATION, resulted from a symbiosis of the previous ones. . * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

*Optional

(HISTOIRE 12) L’HISTOIRE DU MONDE AU 20EME SIECLE

COURSE CODE:  FWH-12
 

The course will explore the 20th Century World History from the immediate effects of World War I on the new geopolitical realities to the post-World War II global realignments of the economic, political, and social landscapes. Furthermore, History 12 will look upon the more recent events that shaped the world after the end of the Cold War and Canada’s role as a strong international voice of peace and progress. History 12 is designed to develop the students’ ability to use historical inquiry, recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgements, understand events and facts inside and outside their historical context, make reasoned ethical judgments, and assess the value of various historical accounts. Correspondingly, students are expected to achieve a high level of competency in elaborating minute analyses and construct solid syntheses. The course is based on both collaborative and inter-active activities including: discussions, critical debates, projects, jigsaw activities, roundtables, brainstorming, blogs, etc. * FRIM students must take this either in grade 11 or Cultures Comparées 12.

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12

COURSE CODE:  FCMCL-12
 

This is the course where everything you have learned in History and Socials comes together! BUILD A CULTURAL PROTOTYPE FOR THE YEAR 3,000, based on the cultures presented in this course. Comparative Cultures 12 presents, compares and discusses various cultures: France, Rome-Italy, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan. We will investigate these cultures’ origins and historical evolution, religions, customs and arts, their music and cinema and their current influences on the world. The presentations of each culture will use ample video and audio examples, as well as a representative film for each. All along this course, students will be involved in research, discussions, and debates in order to CREATE A NEW FUTURE CIVILIZATION, resulted from a symbiosis of the previous ones. . * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

COMMUNICATION ORALE 11

COURSE CODE:  FSPLG-11
 

This course has been developed to give students an opportunity to improve their French oral and writing skills and gain confidence in using the French language through their participation in a variety of communicative activities. Students will take part in discussions about various literary works where they learn to express their ideas and opinions. The approach supports student skill development and encourages meaningful methods of demonstrating communication in French.

COMMUNICATION ORALE 12

COURSE CODE:  FSPLG-12
 

This course has been developed to give students an opportunity to extend the language concepts and skills they have developed so far and prepare them for post- secondary language study. The course will also encourage senior students to synthesize the French language skills they have mastered to date and apply these skills in an intense oral milieu. Students will: gain a better understanding of the art of elocution; master the format and practice of formal debate; grasp the nuances of radio and TV programs; develop the ability to assume the role of toast master/mistress; conduct interviews; perceive the impact of body language and performance skills on oral communications; participate effectively in panel discussions; and, demonstrate facility in participating in sophisticated conversation which is the oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas.

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 11

COURSE CODE:  FFOOD-11
 

This course is taught in French. With a quick review of the basics, it’s time for some real taste treats. Sticky cinnamon buns and fresh pies and pastry will test your will power. Meal planning and nutrition will provide the background to creating full course meals to tempt your palate. Bon appétit! Only one of Foods Studies 11 or Études des Aliments 11 may be taken for credit.

PEER TUTORING 11 (Immersion)

COURSE CODE:  YED-1A-FR
 

This course is available to French Immersion students who have an aptitude for working with others, and top achievement in Français Langue, or Sciences Humaines. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Peer tutors may have opportunities for one to one tutoring and/or in-class tutoring. This program requires a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes and is strongly recommended for those students interested in a teaching career. A signature from a French Immersion teacher in an academic area is required.

Click here to fill out an online application