Language Courses Available to Grade 12 Students
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 10
In French 10, students continue to develop their language skills by reading and listening to easily comprehensible stories and then creating their own. All course materials are available free of charge on- line. Students will be exposed to stories, films, and music in French. By the end of French 10, students can expect to speak and write comfortably about celebrations, the community, the home, health, travel, and shopping.
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 11
By Grade 11, students are now able to carry on brief conversations in French. We will continue to develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The teacher will start using French for basic instruction and French will gradually become the language of communication for students as well. Students will continue to be exposed to music, film, on-line materials and a variety of authentic documents. All course materials are available free of charge on-line. While the themes may be similar to the previous years, in French 11 there is greater attention to precision and sophistication in sentence structure and vocabulary.
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 12
By the end of French 12, students begin to express themselves with greater fluency including slang, idioms and expressions from the Francophonie. Most instruction will be in French, and students are expected to use French as the language of communication in the classroom. We will use music, film, literature and the internet to explore the richness of French culture from around the world and to prepare students to interact in realistic situations. The course workbook is available in PDF on-line or a hard copy may be purchased. Students are encouraged to take the International DELF exam (Diplôme d’étude de la langue française).
ITALIAN 11 – INTRODUCTION
COURSE CODE: MBIT-11
This course is an introduction to the Italian language at an accelerated pace. Students from grades 9-12 are welcome to take this course. It covers the curricular competencies of Italian 9 and 10 using the T.P.R.S. (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) strategy. The philosophy of TPRS is based on research that shows that language is acquired and mapped onto the brain through high exposure to comprehensible language input and that acquiring a language needs to take place in a low stress environment where students can feel safe to freely take risks and be creative. The course covers the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian through this highly interactive manner. Students will also learn about the Italian Culture through music, film, and culinary experiences where they get to make and try traditional Italian food. *Grades 9-12 welcome
COURSE CODE: MIT – – 11
This advanced course continues with the study of the Italian language using the T.P.R.S. (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) strategy. Introductory Italian 11 is a pre-requisite for this course as these experienced Italian students will continue to grow their fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian in order to be self sufficient when travelling to the Italian speaking world. We will continue to explore more of the Italian Culture through music, film, and culinary experiences where they will make and try traditional Italian food.
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 10
Spanish 10 will help you build on the skills and knowledge acquired in Spanish 9 while experiencing more of the Spanish-speaking world in Mexico, Spain and Ecuador. This course explores themes such as getting around as a tourist, eating in restaurants and cafes and shopping in markets to develop a greater independence and proficiency in communicating in Spanish for travel.
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 11
The objective of this advanced level course is to provide the experienced Spanish student with the language skills necessary to travel by plane, to stay in hotels, to shop in tourist locations and to discuss sports. We visit new countries and explore the music, food, and cultures of the Caribbean and South America in greater depth. Student should have completed Spanish 10 or Intro Spanish 11 prior to taking this course.
SPANISH 11 – INTRODUCTION
COURSE CODE: MBSP-11
This course is an introduction to the study of Spanish at an accelerated pace. Covering all of the prescribed learning outcomes of Spanish 9 and 10, this fast-paced course covers the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish in order to travel in the Spanish-speaking world. Introductory Spanish 11 is an ideal route for motivated senior students who need to acquire grade 11 language credits for university.
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 12
The themes of Spanish 12 are films, food and the future. In this course, the experienced Spanish student will learn to communicate using more complex language. In discussion we learn to converse more proficiently and to adapt language to different situations.
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