French at Ashbury

Grade 4 Core French 
At the start of the school year, students in Grade 4 are given a diagnostic exercise and, based on their results, may be placed in the Core French group. The Core French class is geared toward beginners as well as those who have had Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Échos Pro 1) which includes themes such as self, family and friends, animals, sports, weather, school, food and drink, students are given an opportunity to develop their communication skills. Small classes enable all students to enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students make use of iPads to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Complementary activities, such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital and International Day, help students to acquire knowledge of francophone cultures within Canada and around the globe.

Grade 4 Extended French 
At the start of the school year, students in Grade 4 are given a diagnostic exercise and, based on their results, may be placed in the Extended French group. The Extended French class is geared toward students who interact primarily in French with francophone family members, who have had significant immersion experiences, or who have received extensive French instruction. Through a thematic approach students are given an opportunity to further develop their communication skills. Conducted completely in French, small classes enable all students to enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Various genres of literature are explored, and students make regular use of iPads to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources from francophone communities within Canada and around the globe. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Complementary activities, such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital and International Day, also help broaden the students’ language experience.

Grade 5 Core French  
The Grade 5 Core French program is geared toward students having had at least one year of Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Échos Pro 2) that includes themes, such as self, family and friends, shopping for food, transportation, holidays, school life, and weather, students are given an opportunity to develop their communication skills. Small classes enable all students to enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students make regular use of iPads to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Complementary activities, such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day, help students to acquire knowledge of francophone cultures within Canada and around the globe.

Grade 5 Extended French 
The Grade 5 Extended French program is geared toward students who interact primarily in French with francophone family members, who have had significant immersion experiences, or who have received extensive French instruction. Through a thematic approach that includes such themes as French in Canada, theatre, communication, francophone Maghreb, music, and aviation, students are given an opportunity to further develop their communication skills. Conducted exclusively in French, small classes enable all students to enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Various genres of literature are explored, and students make regular use of iPads to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources from francophone communities within Canada and around the globe. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Complementary activities, such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital and International Day, also help broaden the students’ language experience.

Grade 6 Core French 
The Grade 6 Core French program is geared toward students having had at least two years of Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Tricolore Total 2) that includes themes such as food and restaurants, travelling, clothes, parts of the body, emotions, sports, and activities, students are given an opportunity to develop their communication skills. Small classes enable all students to enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students make regular use of iPads to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language learning through role plays and games. Complementary activities, such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day, help students to acquire knowledge of francophone cultures within Canada and around the globe.

Grade 6 Extended French 
The Grade 6 Extended French program is geared toward students who interact primarily in French with francophone family members, who have had significant immersion experiences, or who have received extensive French instruction such as that offered in the Grade 4 and Grade 5 Extended classes. Through a thematic approach that includes themes such as francophone islands and tourism, totems from Canada’s indigenous cultures, sports in the world, the Mayans, natural disasters, explorers, and the United Nations, students are given an opportunity to further develop their communication skills. Conducted exclusively in French, small classes enable all students to enhance their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Various genres of literature are explored, and students make regular use of iPads to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources from francophone communities within Canada and around the globe. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role plays and games. Complementary activities, such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital and International Day, also help broaden the students’ language experience.

Grade 7 Beginner / Débutant French  
When numbers permit, newcomers to Canada and the French language are grouped into a small section of learners. While themes are in keeping with the Grade 7 Core program (Mon Réseau, Ma Vie 1), skills and content are presented with additional support and a sensitivity to students’ language background.

Grade 7 Core French  
At the start of the school year, students in Grade 7 are given a diagnostic exercise and, based on their results, may be placed in the Core French group. The Core French class is geared toward students with previous Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Mon Réseau, Ma Vie 1) that includes themes such as the Francophone world, Paris, leisure and activities, Quebec and other parts of the world, school life, careers and work experience, theme parks, health, and holidays, students are given an opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students make regular use of technology to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Complementary activities such as the French club, International Day, and an annual immersion trip to St. Donat, Quebec help the students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

Grade 7 Extended French  
At the start of the school year, students in Grade 7 are given a diagnostic exercise and, based on their results, may be placed in the Extended French group. The Extended French class is geared toward students who have received substantial French instruction and have demonstrated the ability to interact in French during class with considerable comfort and accuracy. Through a thematic approach (On y va 1) including virtual galaxies, rhythms of life, microbes, the wax museum, winter destinations and past-times, students are given an opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students make regular use of technology to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Complementary activities, such as the French club,bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital, International Day, and an annual immersion trip to St. Donat, Quebec, help students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

Grade 7 French Immersion 
At the start of the school year, students in Grade 7 are given a diagnostic exercise and, based on their results, may be placed in the Immersion French group. The Immersion French class is geared toward students who have a strong French background, typically acquired through Extended French, French immersion, or francophone schools. This program provides students with the opportunity to refine their expression and understanding of the French language, and to enrich their vocabulary. Classes are conducted entirely in French, and a thematic approach is used including telecommunication, cybercrime, revenge, and borders. Students make regular use of technology to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Complementary activities, such as the French club, bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital, International Day, and an annual immersion trip to St. Donat, Quebec, help students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

Grade 8 Core French 
The Grade 8 Core French program is geared toward students with previous Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Mon Réseau, Ma vie 2) that includes themes such as school life, hotel accommodations, theme parks, and holiday travel, students are given an opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students make regular use of technology to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Complementary activities, such as the French club, International Day, and an annual immersion trip to Quebec City, help students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

Grade 8 Extended French 
The Grade 8 Extended French program is geared toward students who have received substantial French instruction and have demonstrated the ability to interact in French during class with considerable comfort and accuracy. Through a thematic approach (On y va 2), including snack bar menus, detective work, the animal kingdom, the arts, legends, modes of transportation, and shipwrecks, students are given an opportunity to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students make regular use of technology to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games.Complementary activities, such as the French club,bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital, International Day, and an annual immersion trip to Quebec City, help students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

Grade 8 French Immersion
The Grade 8 French Immersion program is geared toward students who have a strong French background, typically acquired through Extended French, French immersion or francophone schools. This course provides students the opportunity to refine their expression and understanding of the French language and to enrich their vocabulary. Classes are conducted entirely in French, and a thematic approach is used including friendship, games and gaming, francophone musicians, Montreal, and the global francophonie . Once per cycle, students participate in Mises en jeu, a drama-based program emphasizing language-learning through role play and games. Students make regular use of technology to build skills as well as access authentic cultural resources. Complementary activities, such as the French club, bilingual public speaking, bilingual poetry recital, International Day, and an annual immersion trip to Quebec City, help students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

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