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Modern Languages

MODERN LANGUAGES QUICK REFERENCE

FRENCH     PUNJABI
French 9    Punjabi 9
French 10   Punjabi 10
French 11   Punjabi 11
French 12     Punjabi 12

 

Students are required to take French in Grade 8.  In Grade 9 students may choose to enrol in French 9 or Punjabi 9.  Students planning to go directly to UBC, SFU or UVic should be aware that the completion of a second language to the Grade 11 level is currently a prerequisite.

FRENCH 9

In French 9 students will continue to learn how to communicate in Canada’s other official language from teachers who specialize in second language instruction.  As well as fulfilling BC university entrance requirements, students will expand their knowledge of one of the most widely used international languages.  French is an official language of the European Economic Community, the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee.  Students considering careers in any of the various branches of the federal government such as the RCMP, the Canadian Military, Immigration, Revenue Canada or Transport Canada would be wise to continue with their studies of French.  Students will learn French through a wide range of interactive reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.  Topics of study may include mystery, the Francophone world, celebrations and holidays, famous Francophone, popular culture, fashion, cars, music and movies.  Students who have not previously studied French may, with permission, enrol in French 9 as beginners.

FRENCH 10

Prerequisite:  French 9

In French 10, students continue progress in all areas of French reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Students will participate in a variety of partner and group activities that will allow them to become more comfortable using French.  Topics of study may include travel, tourism, news, sports, weather, entertainment and art.

FRENCH 11

Prerequisite:  French 10 (Recommended minimum of 70%)

In French 11, students will expand their abilities in areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, especially by learning new verb tenses, grammatical structures and vocabulary that will allow them to express themselves in greater depth.  It is recommended that students have a 70% average in French 10 before enrolling in French 11.  Completion of French 11 will satisfy the language requirement for university entrance in BC.  Topics of study may include childhood memories, advertising and stress.

FRENCH 12                                                                                                                                                                                      

Prerequisite:  French 11 (Recommended minimum of 70%)

French 12 is a course which allows students to further develop their ability to use and understand the French language in all its forms.  In addition to consolidating and refining the grammatical concepts of French 11, new aspects of the language will be presented.  Students of French 12 will be expected to clearly express their ideas in French.  Topics of study may include travel, poetry, urban legends and music.

PUNJABI 9

Punjabi 9 is a beginner’s course introducing students to the language and culture of the Punjabi community.  Students will master the Punjabi alphabet and vowels.  Some grammar concepts will be introduced.  Communication in Punjabi will occur throughout the course.  Topics for conversation include family, school, food, sports and travel.  Various culture activities will be interspersed throughout the course.  Advanced students will focus on reading fluency and writing activities.

PUNJABI 10

Prerequisite:  Punjabi 9

Punjabi 10 students will continue to learn how to communicate with a greater emphasis on reading and writing in Punjabi.  There will also be an emphasis on grammar concepts.  Various cultural activities will be interspersed throughout the course.  Advanced students will focus on reading fluency and writing activities.

PUNJABI 11

Prerequisite:  Punjabi 10

Punjabi 11 students will continue to learn how to communicate with an even greater emphasis on reading and writing in Punjabi. Various cultural activities will be interspersed throughout the course.  Students will focus on reading fluency and writing abilities. Students will be introduced to multilevel projects, they will learn about history in India 1847- 1987. Completion of Punjabi 11 will satisfy the language requirement for university entrance in B.C.

PUNJABI 12

Prerequisite:  Punjabi 11

Punjabi 12 is a continuation of the Punjabi 11 course.  As well as consolidating and refining the grammatical concepts of Punjabi 11, new aspects of the language will be presented.  Students of Punjabi 12 will be expected to clearly express their ideas in Punjabi, both in speaking and writing, they will also use technology to work on community related projects.  Punjabi literature will also be studied.