MODERN LANGUAGES QUICK REFERENCE
Students are required to take French or Punjabi in Grade 8. In Grade 9 students may choose to enroll in French 9 or Punjabi 9. Students planning to go directly to post- secondary should be aware that the completion of a second language to the Grade 11 level is often a prerequisite. Please check with the individual post- secondary institution.
In French 9, we offer students the opportunity to learn through basic, oral and written communication skills while being introduced to unique French cultures across the globe. French is not just spoken in France and in Quebec, it is also a national language in many African countries as well as other locations in Europe and across the world. As well as fulfilling BC university entrance requirements, students will expand their knowledge of one of the most widely used international languages. Students considering careers in any of the various branches of the federal government such as the RCMP, the Canadian Military, Immigration, Revenue Canada or Transport Canada would be wise to continue with their studies of French. Students in this course will take an active role in learning the French language. French experience is NOT necessary for French 9.
In French 10, students continue progress in all areas of French reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will participate in a variety of partner and group activities that will allow them to become more comfortable using French.
Prerequisite: French 9
In French 11, students will expand their abilities in areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, especially by learning new verb tenses, grammatical structures and vocabulary that will allow them to express themselves in greater depth. Students who successfully complete this course will have met the requirements for entrance to a B.C. university.
Prerequisite: French 10
French 12 is a course which allows students to further develop their ability to use and understand the French language in all its forms. Students will have the opportunity to improve their fluency and proficiency in French. Graduating French 12 students have the possibility of entering second year French courses in their future chosen university or college.
Prerequisite: French 11
Punjabi 9 is a beginner’s course introducing students to the language and culture of the Punjabi community. Students will master the Punjabi alphabet and vowels. Some grammar concepts will be introduced. Communication in Punjabi will occur throughout the course. Topics for conversation include family, school, food, sports and travel. Various cultural activities will be interspersed throughout the course. Advanced students will focus on reading fluency and writing activities. Punjabi experience is NOT necessary for Punjabi 9.
Punjabi 10 students will continue to learn how to communicate with a greater emphasis on reading and writing in Punjabi. There will also be an emphasis on grammar concepts. Various cultural activities will be interspersed throughout the course. Advanced students will focus on reading fluency and writing activities.
Prerequisite: Punjabi 9
Punjabi 11 students will continue to learn how to communicate with an even greater emphasis on reading and writing in Punjabi. Various cultural activities will be interspersed throughout the course. Students will focus on reading fluency and writing abilities. Students will be introduced to multi-level projects; they will learn about history in India 1847- 1987. Completion of Punjabi 11 will satisfy the language requirement for university entrance in B.C.
Prerequisite: Punjabi 10
Punjabi 12 is a continuation of the Punjabi 11 course. As well as consolidating and refining the grammatical concepts of Punjabi 11, new aspects of the language will be presented. Students of Punjabi 12 will be expected to clearly express their ideas in Punjabi, both in speaking and writing, they will also use technology to work on community related projects. Punjabi literature will also be studied.
Prerequisite: Punjabi 11