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Why study languages?

Students at St Patrick Catholic Secondary School are strongly encouraged to continue French throughout their four years of secondary education and even pick up a second or third international language as they explore various postsecondary paths and career choices. A student who embraces the study of languages acquires many more skills and opportunities for potential careers in a variety of sectors.

 

The focus of every course in the Moderns Department is to develop the written and oral skills necessary to become life-long language learners.​

 
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COURSES OFFERED

GRADE 9

FSF1D1 - In this Grade 9 Academic course, students are encouraged to communicate in French as they try to improve their written and oral skills. Students will also acquire a better understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities.

FSF1P1 - This Grade 9 Applied course emphasizes the practical application of the same knowledge and skills taught in the FSF1D1.


GRADE 10

FSF2D1 - This course allows students to communicate more independently about real-life situations while encouraging personal opinions and spontaneous spoken interactions.


GRADE 11

FSF3U - Throughout this course, the creative and critical thinking skills in French will improve through the exploration of various oral and written texts, and students will continue to broaden their appreciation of French culture and lifestyles.


GRADE 12

FSF4U - This course provides extensive opportunities for the student to gain more independence and interact in French and also acquire a better appreciation of French literature and culture.


*After successfully completing grades 9-12 French, the student will be awarded THE TCDSB FRENCH CERTIFICATE.