French 11, 12

Credits: 4

Our senior students will continue learning through the highly engaging and successful method of TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling).  Students will read, and listen actively and attentively for details and information within a range of funny, quirky, and creative stories.  Senior students will be exposed to increasingly complex vocabulary and grammatical structures.  Students will be encouraged to provide more detailed responses in the target language to questions, both personal and textual.  Students will produce work in the target language, the main focus being comprehension of material and successful communication of a message rather than on grammatical rules. Over the course of the two years of senior French, students will gain confidence not only in their ability to comprehend written and spoken language, but also to function within it, holding brief, but spontaneous conversational exchanges.  Please note that while the course is multi-level, the Modern Languages Department stresses the importance of exposure over time to content, meaning that grade 11 students enrolled in the course will not automatically be granted grade 12 credit.