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French as a Second Language (FSL)

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Please remember that not all courses are offered at every OCSB high school. Consult your myBlueprint account for the courses offerings at your school.

A French as a Second Language (FSL) Certificate is awarded to students who have pursued a concentrated study in French. OCSB students have the opportunity to select one of two French Programs. The Core French program consists of one Academic or Applied course of French Language Arts in Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12. The Immersion program consists of 10 courses, 4 language courses and 6 additional courses taught in French. A cooperative education placement, linked to a French credit, may be included toward the six (6) additional credits. See your guidance counsellor for more information.

CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
FSF1OCore French9OpenNone
FSF1PCore French9AppliedMinimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
FSF1DCore French9AcademicMinimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
FSF2PCore French10AppliedGrade 9 Core French, Applied or Academic
FSF2DCore French10AcademicGrade 9 Core French, Applied or Academic
FSF3OCore French11OpenGrade 10 Core French, Open, Applied or Academic
FSF3UCore French11UniversityGrade 10 Core French, Academic
FSF4OCore French12OpenGrade 11 Core French, Open or University
FSF4UCore French12UniversityGrade 11 Core French, University
FIF1DFrench Immersion9AcademicMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
FIF2DFrench Immersion10AcademicGrade 9 French Immersion, Academic
FIF3UFrench Immersion11UniversityGrade 10 French Immersion, Academic
FIF4UFrench Immersion12UniversityGrade 11 French Immersion, University
HRE1OIReligion9OpenMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
PPL1OIVie active et santé9OpenMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
CGC1DIGéographie9AcademicMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
HRE2OIReligion10OpenMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
GLC2OIExploration des choix de carrières10OpenMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
CHV2OIÉducation a la citoyenneté10OpenMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
CHC2DIHistoire du Canada depuis la Première Guerre Mondiale10AcademicMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
HRT3MIEtude des religions - croyances et traditions11University/ CollegeMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent
HRE4MIL’Église et la culture12University/ CollegeMinimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

Course descriptions

FSF1O – Core French

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no knowledge of French or who have not accumulated the minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction. Students will begin to understand and speak French in guided and structured interactive settings, and will develop fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through discussing issues and situations that are relevant to their daily lives. Throughout the course, students will develop their awareness of diverse French-speaking communities in Canada and acquire an understanding and appreciation of these communities. They will also develop a variety of skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF1P – Core French

1 credit, Applied, Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations, with a focus on everyday topics, and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF1D – Core French

1 credit, Academic, Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF2P – Core French

1 credit, Applied, Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about everyday matters and topics of personal interest in real-life situations. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in structured, guided, and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through using language learning strategies for understanding texts and communicating clearly. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF2D – Core French

1 credit, Academic, Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF3O – Core French

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic, Applied, or Open

This course provides opportunities for students to speak and interact in French in real-life situations. Students will develop their ability to communicate, making connections to previous experiences and using newly acquired skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF3U – Core French

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will also broaden their understanding of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF4O – Core French

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation or Open

This course provides a variety of opportunities for students to speak and interact in French. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, use language-learning strategies in a variety of real-life situations and personally relevant contexts, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also broaden their understanding and of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSF4U – Core French

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, apply language learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FSL prerequisite chart

This chart maps out all the courses in the discipline and shows the link between courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible movements from course to course. Note: The prerequisite for Grade 9 Immersion French is the elementary Immersion French program (3800 hours of instruction in French), or equivalent.

FIF1D – French Immersion

1 credit, Academic, Prerequisite: Minimum of 3800 hours of French instruction, or equivalent

This course provides opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently
in a variety of real-life and personally relevant contexts. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well their ability to communicate in French with confidence, by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary French Immersion program. Students will enhance their knowledge of the French language through the study of French Canadian literature. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FIF2D – French Immersion

1 credit, Academic, Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

This course provides students with extensive opportunities to communicate, interact, and think critically and creatively in French. Students will use a variety of language learning strategies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and will respond to and interact with print, oral, visual, and electronic texts. Students will develop their knowledge of the French language through the study of contemporary French literature and historically well-known French European literature. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FIF3U – French Immersion

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 10, Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to consolidate the communication skills required to speak and interact with increasing confidence and accuracy in French in a variety of academic and social contexts. Students will use their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and apply language learning strategies while exploring a variety of concrete and abstract topics. Students will increase their knowledge of the French language through the study of French literature from around the world. They will also deepen their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

 

FIF4U – French Immersion

1 credit, University, Prerequisite: French Immersion, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course provides students with extensive opportunities to communicate, interact, and think critically and creatively in French. Students will consolidate their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and apply language learning strategies while communicating about concrete and abstract topics, and will independently respond to and interact with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will study a selection of French literature from the Middle Ages to the present. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Subjects taught in French

Please refer to your school’s course contract for any other courses taught in French.

CGC1Dl – Géographie
1 Immersion Credit, Academic

HRE1OI – Religion
1 Immersion Credit, Open

PPF1OI – Vie active et santé
1 Immersion Credit, Open

PPM1OI – Vie active et santé
1 Immersion Credit, Open

PPL1OI – Vie active et santé
1 Immersion Credit, Open

CHC2DI – Histoire du Canada depuis la Première Guerre Mondiale
1 Immersion credit, Academic

HRE2OI – Religion
1 Immersion Credit, Open

GLC2OI – Exploration des choix de carrières
0.5 Immersion credit, Open

CHV2OI – Éducation a la citoyenneté
0.5 Immersion credit, Open

HRT3MI – Etude des religions – croyances et traditions
1 Immersion credit, University/College

HRE4MI – L’Église et la culture
1 Immersion credit, University/College