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International Languages

This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the links between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course.


InternationalLanguages


Options for Grades 9-12

The following courses may be offered in some schools. For course descriptions, see the appropriate International Language description (by 4th and 5th characters).
 

Options:
LWG German
LBG Greek
LWI Italian
LKJ Japanese
LKM Mandarin
LKA Mandarin
LWS Spanish
 

Notes:

Boards and schools may choose to offer their program in international languages beginning at level 1 or 2.
 

Codes will be assigned to identify courses for students who have no knowledge of the international language and courses for students who have some knowledge of the language.
 

Prerequisites for Level 2 International Languages, Academic or Open, will be determined by school boards, depending on the structure of their international language program.
  

International Languages, Level 1 LBABDLDYBD
NA 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 which they can apply and develop 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 social customs, naming practices, family life and relationships, food, sports, music, popular festivals and celebrations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
International Languages, Level 1 LBABOLDYBO
NA 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 and develop 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 social customs, naming practices, family life and relationships, food, sports, popular festivals and celebrations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
International Languages, Level 2 LBACOLDYCO
NA 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 in a variety of practical situations in daily life (e.g., travel, shopping, contexts related to future employment) 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 and the arts. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, with an emphasis on real-life applications of the language, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the international language is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: LBABDLDYBD - International Languages, Level 1 or LBABOLDYBO - International Languages, Level 1
International Languages, Level 2 LBACULDYCU
NA 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 daily lives of youth, 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, music and dance. 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: LBABDLDYBD - International Languages, Level 1
International languages, Level 3 LBADOLDYDO
NA This course focuses on the consolidation of communication skills in the international language being studied that students can use in a variety of workplace sectors, including business, health care, hospitality and tourism. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these skills in a wide range of practical contexts. Using a variety of sources, student will refine their language skills as they use a few 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 linguistic communities in Canada, entertainment, politics, history, geography, and the arts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: LBACOLDYCO - International Languages, Level 2 or LBACULDYCU - International Languages, Level 2
International Languages, Level 3 LBADULDYDU
NA 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: LBACULDYCU - International Languages, Level 2