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Languages

Why study languages?

http://www.french-future.org/~frenchf/wp/services/

https://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org/en/study-continuing-education/study-training/german-studies/

Exchange Opportunities

Explore A 5 week intensive French course for students who have their grade 11 French credit. Offered in different locations across Canada www.myexplore.ca
ISE International Student Exchange 3 month reciprocal exchange programs in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and Switzerland. Individual summer exchanges available. www.iseontario.on.ca
CEEF – Canadian Education Exchange Foundation CEEF offers a school-based exchange program for students ages 14-17. 3 months abroad and 3 months hosting. www.ceef.ca
Summer Work Student Exchange A 6 week program finds jobs for students 16 – 17 in a federal riding in another province. Students live with a host family, share, learn and grow with their local student partner. Organized by the YMCA. http://exchanges.gc.ca; http://www.summer-work.com

 

Language Teachers

Teacher Voice Mail Website
Sherie Viola (Department Head) Ext. 466
Ms. Catherine Newsome Ext. 423
Mr. Joel Eidt Ext. 402
Mr. Byron Boniface Ext. 407

Awards

The Ella Sinclair Memorial Award – Presented to an outstanding language student who is continuing studies in the field at a Canadian University.

The Howard D. Hanson Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating student who is conscientious, diligent and gentle of nature. The recipient must have a love of languages and different cultures. Post secondary placement must include language studies.

 

Department Trips

St. Donat – 4 day ski/snowboard/cultural immersion experience open to all French language students within the UGDSB. For further information, ask your French teacher.
France & Spain – experience the culture of these 2 countries. Offered every second year during March Break. For further information, ask your French or Spanish teacher.