French

Bonjour et Bienvenue au Programme du Français Langue Seconde

The French Program offers Core and Immersion, in Grades 9 to 12. There is an emphasis on both oral and written competencies through the study of literature, film and culture. For our Immersion students, in addition to the French language courses, we offer a broad range of subjects such as dramatic arts and social sciences. New this year we will be introducing Food and Nutrition in grade 10.

We also organize a yearly French Night at our school where students have the opportunity to showcase all of the wonderful work they do and to highlight things learned in French classes throughout the school year (currently postponed due to health protocols in place for the COVID-19 pandemic).

French as a Second Language Initiatives For Core French & French Immersion

The program follows the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by focusing on action-oriented tasks in a variety of authentic situations. Our instruction centres on communication in French with a balance of Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing Activities, making our learning activities highly interactive for students while emphasizing on the importance of learner autonomy and transferable skills (Transforming FSL).

Grade 9

  • ALL students must take Grade 9 French (unless exemption for 600 hours of elementary French Instruction)

  • Offered in the academic, applied, & open streams

How do I know which one to take?

If ALL of your courses are Academic (English, Math, Science and Geography) your French must ALSO be Academic.

Academic

  • Built for student success in a positive learning environment

  • Promotes oral proficiency

  • Activity-based learning

  • Authentic tasks

  • Flexible and varied assessments

Applied/Open

  • Designed to improve student confidence, experience and success in French

  • positive learning environment

  • Activity-based learning

  • Authentic tasks

  • Flexible and varied assessments

Grade 10, 11 and 12

  • Follow Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

  • Action oriented tasks in a range of authentic situations

  • Opportunity to write the DELF Exam in Grade 12

  • All Grade 12 students in Core have the opportunity to complete the DELF Exam

  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an official international certification awarded by the French Ministry of Education indicating the level of proficiency of candidates from outside France in the French language.


Immersion à MD

French Immersion has been a curriculum program offering at MD for over 30 years.

Grade 9

  • Langue Française (French Language)

  • Géographie (Geography)

  • Arts dramatiques (Drama)

Grade 10

  • Langue Française (French Language)

  • Histoire (History)

  • Carrière/ civisme (Civics/Careers)

  • Alimentation et nutrition (Food and Nutrition)

Grade 11

  • Langue Française (French Language)

  • Introduction à la psychologie, à la sociologie et à l’anthropologie (Introduction to Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology)

Grade 12

  • Langue Française (French language)

  • All Grade 12 students in Immersion have the opportunity to complete the DELF Exam

  • Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) is an official international certification awarded by the French Ministry of Education indicating the level of proficiency of candidates from outside France in the French language.