Menu St. Mary's High School
General
Disciplines
Modern Languages
(French, Spanish, Italian)

modern languages

Core French (Academic) FSF1DI
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as social trends, technology, mystery, movies and the environment. Thematic readings which include a selection of short stories, articles, poems, and a short novel will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities.
Please Note: Students who are taking a majority of academic courses should take academic French.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF1DP - Core French (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Pre-AP) FSF1DP
This enrichment course in French emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes using francophone culture, technology and focusing on oral communication targeting the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
COURSE NOTE: A Pre-AP French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges.
It is recommended that students have an 80% average in grade 8 French. Referral from your grade 8 teacher is recommended.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF1DI - Core French (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Applied) FSF1PI
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, integrated with the development of reading and writing skills. Students will expand their ability to understand and speak French through conversations and presentations. They will also read a selection of short stories, articles, poems. Written work will include brief descriptions, letters, dialogues and invitations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
International Languages - Spanish Level 1 LWSAOI
This introductory course is designed to enable students to begin to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities in practical situations 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.
COURSE NOTE: this course is not available to students who have already taken LWSBOI
This course is open to all grade levels.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Core French (Academic) FSF2DI
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 develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing 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 develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF1PI - Core French (Applied) or FSF1DP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF2DP - Core French (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Pre-AP) FSF2DP
This enrichment 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.
COURSE NOTE: A Pre-AP French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF1DP - Core French (Pre-AP) or FSF1PI - Core French (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF2DI - Core French (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Languages - Italian Level 1 LWIAOI
This course introduces students to the language elements they will need to begin to communciate in Italian. Studnts will participate in practical activities in which they can apply their knowledge and skills learning the vocabulary and language structures needed to communicate with a native speaker. They will explore aspects of the culture, including social customs, music, and food.
COURSE NOTE: This course does not take place of a grade 9 French credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
International Languages - Spanish Level 2, Open LWSBOI
This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in Spanish.Students will 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 explore the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken. They may take part in community sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. the students will aquire vocabulary and language structures to begin to communicate with native speakers.
COURSE NOTE: this course is not available for students who have already completed LWS AOI. This course is open to all grade levels.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Core French FSF3UI
This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF2DP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF3UP - Core French (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Pre-AP) FSF3UP
This enrichment 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.
COURSE NOTE: A Pre-AP French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF2DP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF3UI - Core French is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Languages - Spanish Level 3, University LWSCUI
This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities (e.g., discussions about literature, travel, shopping) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including fashion, historical figures, art, and architecture. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, including original literature, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the international language is required.
COURSE NOTE: Students wishing to take Level 3 Spanish without the prerequisite Spanish course must PLAR the grade 9 or 10 course. See your guidance counselor for assistance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: LWSAOI - International Languages - Spanish Level 1 or LWSBOI - International Languages - Spanish Level 2, Open
Core French FSF4UI
This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, apply language learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI - Core French or FSF3UP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF4UP - Core French (Advanced Placement) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Languages - Spanish Level 4, University LWSDUI
This course prepares students for postsecondary studies in the international language being studied. Students will continue to refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these communication skills in a variety of personal, academic, and professional contexts. Using a wide variety of sources, including original texts in the language, students will consolidate their language skills as they use increasingly complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including issues related to popular culture, linguistic communities in Canada, literature, history, geography, and the arts.
COURSE NOTE: Students wishing to take the Level 4 Spanish course without the prerequisite Level 3, LWSCUI must PLAR the grade 11 course. Please see your guidance for assistance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LWSCUI - International Languages - Spanish Level 3, University
Core French (Advanced Placement) FSF4UP
This enrichment course in French, certified by the American Advancement Placement College Board, is a first year university equivalency course that focuses on oral communication through a variety of authentic learning activities. Students will study contemporary works of literature, will use technology to enhance their comprehension skills and take an in-depth look at francophone culture around the globe. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be greatly emphasized throughout the course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI - Core French or FSF3UP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF4UI - Core French is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.