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Extended French Program

St John Henry Newman offers two different French Programs. In addition to the core French Program offered in all high schools, we have Extended French. The Extended French Program is designed for students who entered a late Immersion program in Grade 5.
The Extended French Program requires students to complete 7 credits in the French language as part of their Ontario’s Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students who meet these requirements will receive a Certificate of Proficiency from the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
The Benefits of the program are:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written French
  • Increased opportunity for future study and scholarship
  • Enhanced employability at home and abroad due to the ability to function fluently in a French-speaking community or work environment
  • Greater understanding and appreciation of the francophone culture in Canada and around the world
  • Appreciation of Canada’s cultural diversity based on personal experience, such as the annual excursion to St. Donat, Quebec
  • Exposure to an international perspective in an increasingly globalized society
  • Development of a sense of accomplishment and pride in having been challenged to master Canada’s other Official Language
  • Achievement of the Extended Certificate from the Toronto Catholic District School Board

The Accomplishments speak for themselves as the program produces:

  • Many university scholarship recipients annually
  • Active participants in student exchange programs – provincially and internationally
  • Annual winners at Regional and Provincial French Young Writers’ Competitions
  • Prominent participants and organizers of the “French for the Future” national conference
  • Annual winners at Regional French Public Speaking Contests
  • Excellent results on French Advanced Placement exams
Top Right: French Display at CSAC Gr.9 Spring Social
Bottom (L to R): French Fall Fair
For more information, visit the French As A Second Language Department webpage.