Second Languages

The Second Languages 7 course allows for students to choose between 3 languages: French, Spanish and Japanese.

Through the use of the website Mango Languages and Moodle course assignments, we advocate the communicative experiential approach. Focusing the language learning on performing real-life tasks and acquiring information through listening, speaking, and interacting.

In this course, students will be introduced to and will learn basic American Sign Language. They will be encouraged to appreciate the interconnectedness of language and culture.

Our goal is to expand their understanding and appreciation of other cultures, understand the educational, travel, and career opportunities that acquiring an additional language offers, and recognize the benefits of language-learning. Students are expected to demonstrate their learning by submitting written and video evidence of their learning.

For students who have Spanish 8

Expanding on the knowledge gained in Spanish 8, this course this language course is exploring communication, acquiring information, experience creative works and understanding cultural influences. The activities and exercises cover oral/writing expression/comprehension.  Students learn communication relevant to meeting others, gendered adjectives, expressing likes and dislikes, interactions related to family and asking directions.

This course is for students who have knowledge of French such as students who have attended French Immersion (from kindergarten to grade 11), Intensive French (grades 6 to 11) or who are Francophone.

Prerequisite courses are any of the BC French Immersion Grade 11 courses. Students should be at least at a B1 level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to complete this course. “French Immersion 12 is required to receive a bilingual diploma. The objective of this course is to help students to integrate and enhance the linguistic competencies and linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired during past learning experiences. French Immersion 12 will enable students to gain an overview of the various factors that shape their bilingual identity. It offers many opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge of themselves and others in a changing world. In addition, students will explore different types and genres of texts, from various sources, that reflect Francophone and First Peoples perspectives. The course will encourage students to use critical and creative thinking to analyze various communication situations and refine their communication skills in diverse contexts in order to achieve their personal and career objectives”. (French Immersion Language Arts Curriculum, Province of British Columbia, 2018)

This class offers a variety of tasks focusing on French language development.

There are several units, covering many aspects of the French language and culture. The work includes watching clips, listening to audio files, producing audio files, and reading and writing.

French 11 is a prerequisite for entrance into certain B.C. Universities and colleges.

Français 11 is a continuation of learning you have done in French 10. Students will be exploring communication, acquiring information, experience creative works and understanding cultural influences. The activities and exercises cover oral, writing expression and comprehension.

Français 12 is a continuation of learning you have done in French 11.

Students will be exploring communication, acquiring information, experience creative works and understanding cultural influences. The activities and exercises cover oral, writing expression and comprehension

The Core French curriculum endorses, what is commonly referred to as, the communicative experiential approach. In this approach, the focus of instruction is the purposeful use of the language to perform real-life tasks, share ideas, acquire information, and get things done. Grammar instruction plays a supportive role – to provide useful strategies to facilitate communication and comprehension. In this, course students develop the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and interacting.  They also learn about the important role grammar and culture play in gaining a deeper understanding of language.

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