French at Ashbury

The Grade 4 Core French program 
At the start of the school year, all 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 (Tricolore Total 1) that includes themes such as self, family and friends, animals, sports, weather, school, food and drink, the 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. Complementary activities such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day help the students to acquire knowledge of francophone cultures within Canada and around the globe.

The Grade 4 Extended French program 
At the start of the school year, all 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 (Milles Mots 4ième), the 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. Complementary activities such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day also help broaden the students’ language experience.

The Grade 5 Core French program  
The Grade 5 Core French program is geared toward students having had at least one year of Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Tricolore Total 2) that includes themes such as self, family and friends, shopping for food, transportation, holidays, school life, and weather, the 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. Complementary activities such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day help the students to acquire knowledge of francophone cultures within Canada and around the globe.

The Grade 5 Extended French program 
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 (Mille Mots 5ième) that includes such themes as French in Canada, theatre, communication, Istanbul, music, and aviation, the 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. Complementary activities such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day also help broaden the students’ language experience.

The Grade 6 Core French program 
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, the 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. Complementary activities such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day help the students to acquire knowledge of francophone cultures within Canada and around the globe.

The Grade 6 Extended French program 
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 (Mille Mots 6ième) that includes themes such as francophone islands and tourism, native peoples of the West Coast and totem poles, sports in the world, the Mayans, natural disasters, explorers, and the United Nations, the 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. Complementary activities such as theatre performances in the National Capital Region, French club, and International Day also help broaden the students’ language experience.

The Grade 7 Débutant French program 
At the start of the school year, all students in Grade 7 are given a diagnostic exercise and, based on their results, may be placed in the Débutant French group. The Débutant French class is geared toward students who have had little to no French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Discovering French Today!) that includes themes such as getting acquainted, everyday life in Paris, leisure and activities, and people and possessions, the 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.

The Grade 7 Core French program  
At the start of the school year, all 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 (Tricolore Total 3) 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, the 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.

The Grade 7 Extended French program  
At the start of the school year, all 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, the 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.

The Grade 7 French Immersion program 
At the start of the school year, all 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 (Recueil de Lecture 7ième) including telecommunication, cybercrime, revenge, and borders. 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.

The Grade 8 Core French program 
The Grade 8 Core French program is geared toward students with previous Core French instruction. Through a thematic approach (Tricolore Total 3) that includes themes such as school life, hotel accommodations, theme parks, and holiday travel, the 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 the students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

The Grade 8 Extended French program 
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, the 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 the students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

The Grade 8 French Immersion program
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 (Recueil de Lecture 8ième) including friendship, sports, francophone musicians, Paris, and the changing Francophonie. 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 the students to build skills and knowledge of francophone cultures beyond the classroom setting.

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