Why Core French?
Core French is an opportunity for students to not only learn to speak, read, and write the French language but also to learn about French people and their culture.
Please take a moment to consider exactly why studying French is so important, especially in our increasingly global community:
- French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, spoken in over 55 countries across 5 continents by over 220 million people!
- French provides the base for more than 30% of modern English vocabulary and is used in many professions
- Knowledge of French greatly enhances both professional and travel experiences in French-speaking countries
Core French Goals
First and foremost, the primary goal of Core French is to inspire and instill a love for French language and culture in all of our Junior students!
Students begin studying Core French in Grade 4 and continue into High School. The 3 strands of study in the Core French Curriculum are Oral (both speaking and listening), Reading and Writing.
With a focus on Oral French, students take part in daily activities including singing a variety of fun and motivating songs, reading and listening to French books and poetry, acting out dialogues, and studying thematic-based units focused on topics like Environmental Awareness and Communities Around the World.