French Programming at Glengarry

Glengarry is a diverse community with a strong French heritage. Students come to GDHS with a wide variety of French Instruction including Extended French, Early Immersion and Français. We are committed to offering engaging French programming through an on-going emphasis on:

  • providing experiential learning opportunities
  • the use of technology
  • incorporating relevant instructional strategies
  • refining assessment practices
  • differentiation

Grade 7/8: Core and extended French programs

Grade 9/10: Core French courses (Applied and academic)

Grade 9to 12: Extended and immersion French programs

            -students have many French language course choices that include French (4),

            Éducation physique(2), Coop, Orientation (civics/careers), Géographie, Histoire,          

            Psychologie/sociologie and Hotellerie/tourisme.

*Program descriptions:

French Immersion

The aim of the French Immersion program is to develop and refine students’ ability to communicate in French as well as to expand their knowledge of the language through the study of francophone literature.  By the end of the secondary four-year program, students will participate easily in conversations and discussions; will be able to take courses at the college or university level in which French is the language of instruction; and will be able to accept employment in which French is the working language (total 10 credits).

Policy and Program Requirements for the French Immersion Program

Elementary: In a French Immersion Program, French must be the language of instruction for a minimum of 50 per cent of the total instructional time at every grade level for the program.  Immersion programs must include the study of French as a Second Language and the study of at least two other subjects taught in French.  Immersion programs must provide a minimum of 3800 hours of instruction in French by the end of grade 8.

Secondary: Schools may grant a certificate in French Immersion if the student has successfully completed the sequence of four courses in French Immersion and a minimum of six courses in other subjects taught in French.

Extended French

The aim of the Extended French program is to develop students’ French-language knowledge and skills and to provide them with an understanding and appreciation of francophone culture in Canada and around the world.  By the end of the four-year secondary program, students will be able to converse freely on familiar topics; will be able to read – with the occasional help of a dictionary – books, magazines, and newspapers in French; and will be able to function in a French-speaking community.

Policy and Program Requirements for the Extended French Program

Elementary: Extended French programs must include the study of French as a Second Language and the study of at least one other subject taught in French. Extended French programs must provide a minimum of 1260 hours of instruction in French by the end of Grade 8.

Secondary: Schools may grant a certificate in Extended French if the student has successfully completed the sequence of four courses in Extended French and a minimum of three courses in other subjects taught in French (total 7 credits)

Core French

The aim of the Core French program is to provide students with fundamental communication skills in French and an understanding of the nature of the language and its culture. Core French offers students the chance to develop a usable command of the French language that can be expanded through further study or through contact with French-speaking people.  By the end of the secondary four-year program, students will be able to participate in a straight-forward conversation in French; will be able to read – with the help of a dictionary – books, magazines, and newspapers in French; and will be able to understand the general meaning of radio and television news and other programs.

Policy and Program Requirements for the Core French Program

Elementary: Core French is mandatory for all students in English-language elementary schools.  Policy and program requirements for elementary schools Core French programs dictate that students must have a minimum of 600 hours of French instruction by the end of Grade 8.

Secondary: In Core French, one secondary school credit in French is compulsory.

 
 
 
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