Core French

French 9

Prerequisite: French 8 or permission of the instructor



In French 9, emphasis is put on verbal communication.  Topics include: Communication in the future and past tenses about music, cinema, celebrations and friendship, publicity, communication, family, and environment.


French 10 

Prerequisite: French 9 (C+ recommended) or permission of the instructor.



Now that you’ve mastered some basic skills in French, enhance your linguistic journey by continuing on in French 10.  Often called the most creative year in core French studies at CHSS, French 10 takes you on a voyage through fairy tale lands, French cuisine, embarrassing body ailments, and how annoying your siblings can be around the house.  Explore your hopes and dreams as you plan your future career opportunities.  Step into the shoes of Van Gogh and create a masterpiece in his artistic style.  Have fun, and expand your fluency!


French 11

Prerequisite: French 10 or permission of the instructor



There’s a reason why the topics covered in French 11 are for older students:  in this class, we learn about and discuss issues surrounding friendship, love, drug use, and  French wine culture.  We learn new vocabulary and tenses so that you can express your opinions and discuss points of view.  Imagine the role play that could be done with our French 11 topics!  On a slightly less exciting note, we also learn about ecological issues, and write a play which we take on the road (to the middle school).  Continue your path to fluency through our peek into some fascinating

aspects of French culture.


French 12

Prerequisite: French 11 or permission of the instructor



FSL12A and B will have as its primary content area the history, culture, and present-day activities of the Haida Nation, all in French.  Our Haida neighbours are an inspiration to all in the areas of art, music, land stewardship, and language revitalization.  FSL12 will explore the history of the Haida people as well as their past and current contribution to the global cultural fabric.  If possible, a capstone trip over to Haida Gwaii will take place at the end of the final trimester.