French

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Curriculum

Overall Curriculum Expectations

In Grade 7 French as a second language, students will build upon their prior knowledge and learn new vocabulary and writing conventions to explore topics related to the global French-speaking community. As beginning language learners, they will acquire new vocabulary to describe their daily life, express themselves using formal and informal conventions, and explore environmental issues, among other topics.

Students will also learn useful vocabulary for travel, such as ordering food at a restaurant or understanding public service announcements. They will apply their familiar and new vocabulary to produce a wide range of written and rehearsed oral communication. Additionally, they will practice listening strategies and apply their prior knowledge to identify French-speaking communities in North and South America.

The students will learn to produce spoken and written responses reflecting on the lives of various francophones in Canada and around the world, such as the Acadians and Mรฉtis. They will also learn to produce clear and concise messages to share personal information, simulate conversation, and ask questions to clarify information while applying new language conventions that are used to persuade, inform, and introduce someone formally and informally.

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

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing


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