French

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.

What we are doing now!

What We are Working On Now

Ms. Durant’s students from Room 15 successfully completed our unit about the environment, where they listened to, spoke, read and wrote in French about topics including environmental dangers and things we can all do each day to preserve the natural resources we have. 

Mr. Sedore’s students from Room 16 have also just completed our unit about the people, places and things that can be found in and around our school. 

We are now enjoying learning about the fun ways that francophone people celebrate the Winter, with a specific focus on the Carnaval de Québec!

À la prochaine!