The French Program offers three streams, Open, 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 visual and dramatic arts and social sciences such as geography and history. 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.
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.
Built for student success if students put in a solid effort and self-manage
Activity-based learning every day, new approaches
Short and long term projects
Flexible due dates
Designed to improve student confidence, experience and success in French
Activity-based learning every day, familiar and comfortable
Flexible testing and due dates
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.
The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) is an official international diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education indicating the CEFR level of proficiency of candidates for whom French is a second language. It is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which defines language proficiency along six global levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
Immersion à MD
French Immersion has been a curriculum course at MD for over 30 years
Follow Common European Framework of Reference
Opportunity to write the DELF Exam in Grade 12
Introduction à la psychologie, à la sociologie et à l’anthropologie
(currently on leave)