French 10-9Y, 20-9Y, 30-9Y

For students in grades 10 to 12, the intent of the program of studies is to develop and further refine the four language skills by providing language learning experiences that are both concrete and abstract in nature. Students at this level express their messages in the past, the present,and the future, while using discourse elements to present their ideas in a more elaborate and coherent fashion. This means that the types of learning activities these learners encounter require more sophisticated language use.

As students review the various linguistic elements they acquired in junior high, they draw on an expanded vocabulary and language concepts base to deepen their linguistic knowledge, while further developing their ability to use French language. They increase their cultural knowledge and interpersonal skills by acquiring more information about Francophone cultures and the subtle nuances of the French language, in addition to recognizing the importance of globalcitizenship in new and emerging economies.

For the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years, students will be admitted to French 10-9Y if they have completed two years of French as a Second Language at the junior high level.

French 10-9Y, 20-9Y, and 30-9Y courses are designed for students who have studied French prior to attending high school. These courses are not recommended for students coming from immersion situations. A 30 level French course will be accepted for university entrance.

French 30 students are encouraged to take the DELF (Diplôme d’études et Langue Française) exam in April/May. This diploma certificate offers advantages for post-secondary education and enhances one’s resume.

*Note: Students who study French qualify for the Spring Break Travel Club, the J’Explore Canada exchange program, or the Quebec summer work exchange offered by the YMCA.*