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Core French Pathways at Norwell
FSF1D CORE FRENCH, Academic 1 credit in French
FSF2D CORE FRENCH, Academic
Prerequisite: Grade 9 French, Academic or Applied 1 credit in French
This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and
academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas,
and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to
develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective
communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking
communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.
FSF3U CORE FRENCH, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Core French, Academic 1 credit in French
This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with
greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and
exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of
diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.
FSF4U CORE FRENCH, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 French, University Preparation 1 credit in French
This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students
will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their
creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts.
Students will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking
communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.
LWSBD INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES, (Spanish) Academic Level 1
Prerequisite: None 1 credit in International Languages
This introductory course is designed to enable students to begin to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Students will participate in interactive activities in which they can apply their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including formal and informal forms of address, naming practices, family life and relationships, and celebrations.
LWSCO INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES, (Spanish) Open Level 2
Prerequisite: LWSBD 1 credit in International Languages
This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in the language of study. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken by taking part in community-sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.
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