Sutherland Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Modern Languages
FRENCH
 
The objectives of all French courses are to build a repertoire of vocabulary and grammar concepts, and to develop all communication skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing.
 
The learning outcomes are based on communicating, acquiring information, experiencing creative works and understanding cultural differences.
 
The curriculum will focus on communicative and cultural activities in the context of relevant and authentic situations in the French-speaking world.
 
Workbooks are an integral component of all language programs as they serve to reinforce the concepts taught in class and to provide practice of all communication skills.  As such, workbooks will be loaned to students for the duration of the course.
 
Course outlines are available, upon request, from the department.
 
 
 
FRENCH 8                                                                                                                      (MFR--08)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (MFR--08)
Communication skills are based on the program C’est à Toi!.  In French 8, basic French grammar and vocabulary will be introduced, and students will develop their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It is hoped that students will begin to take risks while engaging in scripted interactions using memorized vocabulary and structures. Students will be required to read, study, analyze, and respond to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. The course will cover such themes as self, school, family, foods, and leisure activities, which will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FRENCH 9                                                                                                            (MFR--09)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (MFR--09)
Communication skills are based on the program C’est à Toi!.  In French 9, more sophisticated grammar will be introduced, and students will continue to work on improving their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It is hoped that students are increasingly able to take risks while engaging in spontaneous interactions using newly acquired vocabulary and structures. In addition, students will be developing descriptive abilities such as the sequencing of writing through the learning of different tenses. Moreover, students will continue to read, study, analyze, and respond to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. Focus is on the themes of fashion, consumer education, domestic activities, health and travel, which will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.
                                                                                                                                                           
 
FRENCH 10                                     (4 credits)                        (MFR--10)                                                              
                                                         (4 credits)                                                (MFR--10)
Communication skills are based on the program, C’est à Toi!.  In French 10, more sophisticated grammar will be introduced, and students will continue to work on improving their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It is hoped that students will continue to take risks while engaging in spontaneous interactions using their ever-growing repertoire of vocabulary and structures. In addition, students will continue their development of descriptive abilities that include linking and sequencing of writing. Students will be required to read, study, analyze, and respond to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. Focus is on the themes of celebrations, Paris, daily routines, leisure and activities which will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.                        
Prerequisite: MFR--09                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                           
FRENCH 11                                                  
             (4 credits)            (MFR--11)                                                                                                       
              (4 credits)           (MFR--11)
Communication skills are based on the program, C’est à Toi!. In French 11, students will continue to enlarge their vocabulary and practice writing, speaking, and listening skills by analyzing and responding to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. It is hoped that students will be able to interact with greater confidence in familiar situations and are able to apply their growing range of vocabulary and grammar more consistently. Themes include traveling, Francophone celebrities, our world and contemporary France .                                                                                              
Prerequisite:  MFR--10           
                                                                                                                                                             
 
FRENCH 12                                                   (4 credits)                                          (MFR--12)                                                                                                                                                                            (4 credits)                                                                                                       (MFR--12)
Communication skills are based on the program, C’est à Toi!. Students will be required to practice various types of writing, including casual and formal letters, articles, and compositions. Students are expected to engage in increasingly complex and spontaneous oral interactions in which they demonstrate their facility with French and the strategies they have developed to sustain and extend communication. Themes such as travel, the arts and careers will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course. Literary selections will also be included.                                               
Prerequisite: MFR--11                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                  
 
 SPANISH
 
The objectives of all Spanish courses are to build a repertoire of vocabulary and grammar concepts, and to develop all communication skills - listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing.
 
The learning outcomes are based on communicating, acquiring information, experiencing creative works and understanding cultural influences.
 
The curriculum will focus on communicative and cultural activities in the context of relevant and authentic situations in the Spanish-speaking world.
 
Workbooks are an integral component of all language programs as they serve to reinforce the concepts taught in class and to provide practice of all communication skills.  Students will use their workbooks to practice and reinforce the concepts learned in class.
 
Course outlines are available, upon request, from the department.
 
 
 
SPANISH9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (MSP--09)
Communication skills are based on the program En Español 1.  In Spanish 9, basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary will be introduced, and students will develop their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It is hoped that students will begin to take risks while engaging in spoken interactions using memorized vocabulary and structures. Students will be required to read, study, analyze, and respond to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. The course will cover such themes as self, school, family, foods, and leisure activities, which will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.                                                                                                               
Prerequisite:  MFR--08    
 
 
                                                                                                                                                             
SPANISH 10
 (4 credits)                                         (MSP--10)                 
Communication skills are based on the program, En Español 1b. In Spanish 10, more sophisticated grammar will be introduced, and students will continue to work on improving their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. It is hoped that students are increasingly able to take risks while engaging in spontaneous interactions using memorized vocabulary and structures. In addition, students are developing descriptive abilities that include linking and sequencing of writing. Students will be required to read, study, analyze, and respond to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. The focus on themes of daily activities, foods, and consumer education will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.                                                                                       
Prerequisite:  MSP--09
                                                                                                                     
 
SPANISH 11                                           
(4 credits)                                                           (MSP--11)
Communication skills are based on the program, En Español 2. In Spanish 11, students will continue to enlarge their vocabulary and practice writing, speaking, and listening skills by analyzing and responding to various reading, listening, and viewing guides. It is hoped that students will be able to interact with greater confidence in familiar situations and are able to apply their growing range of vocabulary and grammar more consistently. Themes of travel, story telling, past experiences, and health will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.                                    
Prerequisite: MSP--10                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                           
 
SPANISH 12                                                                                                                                        
(4 credits)                                                       (MSP--12)
Communication skills are based on the program, En Español 2. Students will be required to practice various types of writing, including casual and formal emails, letters, articles, and compositions. Students are expected to engage in increasingly complex and spontaneous oral interactions in which they demonstrate their facility with Spanish and the strategies they have developed to sustain and extend communication. Themes such as world travel, giving advice and expressing wishes, and the environment will help support the learning outcomes and cultural focuses of the course.          
Prerequisite:  MSP--11