French

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Curriculum

Overall Curriculum Expectations

Grade 6 French as a Second Language curriculum builds on students’ previous knowledge and helps them learn new vocabulary and writing conventions to explore topics related to the social studies curriculum. They explore topics in French Canadian history and learn new vocabulary to describe physical appearances, personalities, sports, hobbies, and more. They learn formal and informal writing conventions, explore various French-speaking cultural traditions, identify environmental issues, and more.

Students are encouraged to use reading, listening, speaking, and writing strategies to communicate information about French Canadian songs, artwork, cuisine, and more. They follow the writing process, brainstorm to activate prior knowledge, revise their work using authentic examples, and verify grammatical structures and spelling. With teacher modelling, they learn to produce written work that follows the conventions of a personal and official letter. They are encouraged to ask questions to clarify understanding, deepen ideas, and make connections to the ideas of others. When speaking, they create more complex sentences by describing past and future personal experiences and events.

The expectations for FSL are organized into four distinct but interrelated strands:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing


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