Students will start “from the beginning” in French 9 as it is considered an entry level course. All course materials are available free of charge on-line. Students will be exposed to comprehensible stories, films, and music in French. By the end of French 9, you can expect to speak and write comfortably about yourself, your interests, and your family. As well, you will know the vocabulary for food, days, months, seasons, and the weather — and be able to count and spell en français.
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
Spanish 9 will set you on the path to acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to understand and converse in Spanish – no experience necessary! We’ll explore themes like sports, high school and making friends to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. We’ll use a variety of resources to prepare to travel through Mexico, Central and South America.