The study of French is an important part of the secondary school curriculum. French is not
only one of Canada’s two official languages, but is also widely used around the world.
Knowledge of a second language is valuable for a number of reasons. Through learning a second
language, students can strengthen their first-language skills and enhance their critical and
creative thinking abilities; they also tend to become more tolerant and respectful of other cultures.
In addition, the ability to communicate in another language provides students with a
distinct advantage in a number of careers, both in Canada and internationally.
The aim of the Modern Languages Department is to prepare students to
perform effectively in the challenging world they will face by providing them with the skills
they will need to communicate in second language. To make the curriculum relevant to students’
lives, knowledge and skills are taught in contexts that reflect their interests and experiences.
Students will be able to choose from courses that lead to study at the postsecondary
level or to the workplace, depending on their individual interests, strengths, and aspirations.
M. Marciano (department head)
FSF 1P0 Core French Applied
FSF 1D0 Core French Academic
FSF 2P0 Core French Applied
FSF 2D0 Core French Academic
FSF 3U0 Core French University
FSF 4U0 Core French University