Havergal's Uncalendar, 2019-20 Academic Year

GRADE 9 FSF1D – Core French, Grade 9, Academic 1 CREDIT Grade 9 French invites you to a new level of independence as a French speaker. You will learn to define yourself as you explore what interests you, what you care about and what is fun for you. You will extend and refine your skills with past tenses and pronouns and master reflexive verbs and the simple future. You will read a mystery novel, turn yourself into a monster, an interior designer, a time-traveller and an environmental activist. FSF1D students frequently report experiencing their first thoughts or dreams in French. Welcome to the adventure! Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent GRADE 10 FSF2D – Core French, Grade 10, Academic 1 CREDIT The Grade 10 French course invites you to explore the many faces of the Francophone world. through such themes childhood memories as what people eat, the stories they tell, food and the music they create and the way they celebrate. Basically, you will find out what it means to be a Francophone. You will spend a lot of time telling, listening, reading and watching stories since it’s the best way to gain a better appreciation of other people. As the French novelist Marcel Proust said: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” And so, you will see things differently through conversations about your discoveries and through improvisations where thinking on your feet and putting yourself into someone else’s shoes are the name of the game. This course also deepens the skills you learned in Grade 9 French so that you can speak and write more like a native speaker. By the end of the course, you will be able to describe your own childhood stories, navigate your way through Francophone menus, cuisines, and traditional festivals, imagine and describe your dream home, use French teens’ lingo in conversation and, like Dr. Phil, help other people solve their problems. Along the way, you will read short stories, magazine articles and two novels meeting such interesting characters as Nicolas and his gang of endearingly mischievous friends, the timeless and heart wrenching characters of Victor Hugo’s Les misérables , enigmatic Petit Prince and a teenaged psychologist named Ariane who has a few issues of her own to solve. Prerequisite: FSF1D – Core French, Grade 9, Academic or FSF1P – Core French, Grade 9, Applied

GRADE 11 FSF3U – Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation 1 CREDIT Learning a language is learning to function with different worldviews. Grade 11 French invites you to develop your skills with analysis and empathy. This goal is met best when classmates, who feel at ease with one another, learn from each other through discussions. As a class, we will determine together how best to build the learning community the class wants. Along the way, you will play word games and explore things you love in French; write in a variety of forms from letters to essays; and read poems, stories, two novels, a play, multiple news articles and historical documents. You will prepare a speech or memorize a poem, keep a listening journal, read a novel independently and play the role of a character in a play in a few different contexts. To help you in all of these tasks, you will learn to use more sophisticated language tools as you refine your ideas on the themes of language play, imagining a different reality, knowing the other and moving toward freedom. You will review all simple verb forms before adding the compound forms, and you will master the 50 most frequently used verbs in all their forms. Similarly, you will review pronoun forms from previous grades before adding new pronouns, which will allow you to express ideas with a wider range of nuance. Prerequisite: FSF2D – Core French, Grade 10, Academic

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