French as a Second Language

French and Latin

Bonjour & Salve,

We are proud to offer Classical and International languages at LP  --  4 levels of Latin and 4 grades of French in three streams --  Core French, Extended French and French Immersion.

Our Languages department is a vibrant faculty.  We have a lot of cultural events, for all of our language students regardless of the program, in and out of the classroom.  Each year, we have :

  • assemblies  (i.e.: Franco-African storytelling & percussionist, magician, motivational speaker, theatre & improv troupes),
  • guest-speakers (i.e.:  First Nations francophone & skypes with authors),
  • conferences, contests, field trips (i.e.:  Etienne Brule, Theatre des Anciens, Cinefranco) 
  • fun classroom opportunities (e.i.:  crêpes, fondues)
  • etc.

We also have & promote exchanges and trips:

  • Week-end trip to Montreal;
  • 10-day trip to Greece or Italy with Mr. Snider; every 3 years; (Latin; room 202);
  • 6-week summer work program through Explore;
  • 2-3 month exchanges to Europe through the CEEF organisation; overseen by Mme Mackie.

 Our Languages department consisting of 14 teachers (most of whom are either francophones or have native-like fluency), come from various parts of the French-speaking world (Ontario, Quebec, France, Africa).  They provide differentiated instruction and celebrate your children’s multiple intelligences with an inquiry-based approach as per the FSL Curriculum.

In the first weeks of September, your children will bring home a Course Outline for each of the courses on their timetable. These documents outline not only the content but also the various major assignments that they are sure to have during the year. The more-detailed version (the Course of Study is available online at the start of each school year).

Should your child experience any difficulties in French (or in a course delivered in French), students can of course have one-on-one time with their teacher but we also have a special French Homework Club called ETUDE. It runs at lunch in room 217 with French-speaking university students under the supervision of Madame Benais (ACL).


Core French students who complete the 4 years of French, will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Core French.

Latin students who complete the 4 levels, will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Classical Languages.

For the Extended and French Immersion programs, your children will obtain a Certificate of Bilingual Studies upon completion of their program package: 4321 for Immersion and 2221 for Extended French

In order to meet the program requirements and to improve their fluency, we strongly recommend that Immersion students take a minimum of 4 courses in in grade 9, 3 in grade 10, etc. and that Extended students take a minimum of 2 courses in grades 9 to 11 and 1 in grade 12.  

NOTE:  The 4 language courses are compulsory (FIF for Immersion and FEF for Extended) and these packages are designed to ensure that students acquire at least the minimum requirements for the Regular certificate. Students can of course take more than the minimum requirements if they wish to obtain the Honours certificate. 

 Choices of courses offered in French (in addition to the language courses) Géographie, Histoire, Education Physique, Arts visuels, Arts dramatiques, Civisme/Carrières, Mathématiques, Introduction à: l'Anthropologie, la Psychologie, la Sociologie. 



Below you will find courses for French and Latin language courses offered at Lawrence Park Collegiate. Please contact the subject teachers for detailed information.  You may also wish to visit the other department pages to see which of their courses are offered in both of Canada's official languages.


Core French

  • FSF 1D1 --  Core French (Gr. 9)
  • FSF 2D1 --  Core French (Gr. 10)
  • FSF 3U1 --  Core French (Gr. 11)
  • FSF 4U1 --  Core French (Gr. 12)

Extended French (for students who have the Extended French pre-requisites)

  • FEF 1D4 --  Extended French (Gr. 9)
  • FEF 2D4 --  Extended French (Gr. 10)
  • FEF 3U4 --  Extended French (Gr. 11)
  • FEF 4U4 --  Extended French (Gr. 12)

French Immersion (for students who have the Immersion pre-requisites)

  • FIF 1D5 --  French Immersion (Gr. 9; Academic)
  • FIF 2D5 --  French Immersion (Gr. 10; Academic)
  • FIF 3U5 --  French Immersion (Gr. 11; Academic)
  • FIF 4U5 --  French Immersion (Gr. 12; Academic)
  • FIF 4O5 --  French Immersion (Gr. 12; Open); this course leads to a Certificate of Bilingual Studies in Immersion                                     but it cannot be used as one of the student's "Top 6" for university applications.

Latin & Classical Civilizations



  • LVLBD1 --  Latin (Level I);  students may take this Level I course in grade 9 or 10
  • LVLCU1 --  Latin (Level II);  students may take this course after completing Level I
  • LVLDU1 --  Latin (Level III);  students may take this course after completing Level II
  • LVV4U1 --  Classical Civilization (Gr. 12); students may take this course after completing gr. 10 English

Latin book



Language teachers

Email and Phone number

Alternate departments

Marie-Hélène Benais    

(ACL of Languages & EF/FI Programs)       

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

French & Dramatic Arts

Armen Alexanian

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

French & History

Karen Daigle

416-393-9500 ext. 20031

French & Physical Education

Kevin Dungca

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

French & Senior Social Sciences

Karim Ennadouri        

416-393-9500 ext. 20085

French & History

Nan Gauvin

416-393-9500 ext. 20105

French & Visual Arts

Evelyn Mackie

416-393-9500 ext. 20080

French, Mathematics & Library

Phil Snider

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

Latin & English

Alex Stamp

416-393-9500 ext. 20105

French & Dramatic Arts

Korina Thomas-Reynolds     

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

French, Math & Physical Education

Tim Tomlinson

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

French & Geography

Stephane Vlachos

416-393-9500 ext. 20075

French & Physical Education

Jess Wilhelm

416-393-9500 ext. 20085

French & Geography

Lindsey Wong

416-393-9500 ext. 20030

French & Physical Education