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Second Language Studies

Second Language Studies

Second Language Studies

French as a Second Language

FSF2D0 – CORE FRENCH, Grade 10, Academic

This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of Francophone culture around the world.  Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.
Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic

French Immersion – Grade 10-12

The Certificate of Bilingualism

The Ministry of Education recommends that graduates of this program complete a required number of their courses in French. Students will receive a Bilingual Certificate from the Rainbow Board of Education if they have acquired at least 10 credits in subjects taught in French.  At least 2 of the credits must be at the senior level. At least four of the credits must be in Français.

Students who enrol in the program do so primarily to learn French. All activities, either in the classroom or out of the classroom, are planned to enable students to further their communication skills.

Students should also take advantage of opportunities to interact with their French-speaking peers through exchanges, summer programs or travel.

Grade 10

FIF2DI – FRANÇAIS, Grade 10, Academic (French Immersion)

This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language and to further develop their language skills through the study of twentieth-century European Francophone literature and culture.  Students will participate in oral communications, reading, and writing activities based on a variety of French literary and media works.  They will study at least one novel and a selection of poems, short stories, films, plays, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Prerequisite:        Français, Grade 9, Academic (French Immersion)

CHV2OI – CIVICS, Grade 10, Open (.5 credits) (French Immersion)

This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them. This course is taught in French.
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course is taken with GLC2OI – Career Studies (.5 credits)

Native Studies – Grade 10-12

LNOAO0 (BO0, CO0, DO0)– NATIVE LANGUAGES, LEVEL 1, 2, 3, 4, Open

This course is open to the entire student body and will allow students who have no prior Native language experience to develop an appreciation for a Native language and culture, to explore and experience a unique world view, and to learn to speak a Native language. Students will use the language being studied for greetings and daily routines, become familiar with its writing and sound system, and practise basic vocabulary and phrases. Students will also use information technology during course-related activities. This course will focus upon the Ojibwe language.
Prerequisite: None.


This course emphasizes historical and contemporary issues that affect the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian governments. Students will examine legal, political, social, and economic issues; key aspects of the Indian Act and its revisions that have an impact on the daily lives of Aboriginal persons; the different types of relationships that Aboriginal peoples have established with other nations throughout history; and the methodology of historical inquiry.
Prerequisite: None


This course focuses on the beliefs, values, and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Students will examine world views of Aboriginal peoples and the political, economic, cultural, and social challenges facing individuals and communities. Students will also learn how traditional and contemporary beliefs and values influence the aspirations and actions of Aboriginal peoples.
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Open, or Grade 10 Canadian History Since World War I, Academic or Applied