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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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LANGUAGES

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FRENCH DEPARTMENT

Our aim over the three year program is to provide the students with a reasonable knowledge of all phases of the French language and to promote a greater interest in the appreciation of French as well as of French people and their culture.

IB FRENCH

IB FRENCH COURSES ARE BASED ON THE IB THEMES OF GROUP, CHANGES AND ACTIVITIES. STUDENTS MAY WITH PERMISSION SIT FOR THE IB FRENCH EXAM, STANDARD LEVEL, IN THEIR GRADE 11 YEAR. SEE THE IB COORDINATOR FOR DETAILS.

 

FRENCH 10 SA PRE IB - FRE 10 IB

This course is designed for students from a French Immersion, Integrated French or Francophone background. It is designed to facilitate the acquisition of strong communication skills in the following four areas: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Materials and activities will be employed including literature, magazines, newspapers and music. A strong emphasis is placed on oral and written communication, and French is the language of the classroom.

FRENCH 11 IB – FRE 11 IB (Advanced)

(Prerequisite: FRENCH 10 SA PRE IB or permission)

Students in this course should be able to communicate at a more advanced level. The reading program includes both current topics and literary selections. A strong emphasis is placed on oral and written communication, and French is the operative language in the classroom.

FRENCH 12 IB - FRE 12 IB (Advanced)

(Prerequisite: FRENCH 11 IB or permission)

This course is an extension of FRE 11 IB. The students in this course should be able to both read and speak French at an advanced level. A strong emphasis is placed on oral and written communication, and French is the operative language in the classroom.

 

Integrated French Program

Sydney Academy offers students an Integrated French Program. To obtain the Integrated French Certificate, students must successfully complete the French Language Arts course in grades 10, 11, and 12, as well as one other course at each grade level where the language of instruction is French (a total of six credits of study in French).

This certificate is open to all students with an interest in French, as well as students from immersion, Integrated French and Francophone backgrounds.

It is possible to earn both the International Baccalaureate Program diploma and the Integrated French Certificate.

FRENCH 10 CORE - FRE10 (Academic) Prerequisite: Gr. 9 French or Permission

This course, although having a prerequisite, will involve a review of even the simplest elements of the French language. Emphasis will be placed on all aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Supplementary materials and activities may include music and song, biographies of personalities and a variety of French language games.

FRENCH 11 CORE - FRE11 (Academic) Prerequisite: Gr. French 10

A continuation of the program begun in Grade 10. Emphasis is placed on all phases of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

FRENCH 12 CORE - FRE12 (Academic) Prerequisite: Gr. French 11

This program is a continuation of the program offered at the Grade 11 level. As with the previous levels of the French program, emphasis is placed on all phases of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

ART DRAMATIQUE 10 - ART DRA 10 (Academic)

This course is open to students with a background in French Immersion or Integrated French. L’Art Dramatique aims at strengthening the linguistic abilities of students studying French, through speech, movement, deriving script from text and production. L’Art Dramatique develops greater student understanding for the nuances of French language and culture worldwide.

GÉOGRAPHIE PLANÉTAIRE 12 - GÉOPL12INT 12 (Academic)

The main focus of this course is global geography which uses major themes to help us understand the nature and origins of the complex relationship between humanity and our environment. There are thematic units that are fundamental to developing an understanding and awareness of how the world is now in its present state. By using the appropriate geographic skills and techniques, and applying them to real-world situations, students will become informed about our planet and how fragile it really is.  The language of instruction for this class is French.  This course is required for the Français Intégré Certificate and may be used to satisfy the Global Studies requirements for successful completion of the high school program.

 

OTHER LANGUAGES

MI’KMAQ LANGUAGE - MKL 10/11/12 (Academic)

A full credit academic course in Mi’kmaq as a second language. Main components of the program include: Oral skills (basic conversational Mi’Kmaq, literacy skills (reading and writing in Mi’Kmaq), and using thematic units which incorporate Mi’kmaq cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. This course does not fulfill the Can. History requirement.

SPANISH AB INITIO IB11 and IB 12 (Advanced)

The overall objective of this course is for students to achieve communicative competence in a variety of everyday situations. It is an intense 2 year study of Spanish, intended to create linguistic and cultural competence. At the end of the IB Spanish an initial course in grades 11 and 12 candidates will be expected to demonstrate ability to:

  • communicate information and some basic ideas clearly and effectively, in a limited range of situations

  • understand and use accurately the essential spoken and written forms of the language in a limited range of situations

  • understand and use a limited range of vocabulary in common usage

  • use a register that is generally appropriate to the situation

  • Show an awareness of some elements of the culture(s) related to the language studied.

This course will satisfy the second language requirement for IB Diploma candidates and may also be taken as an IB Certificate course.

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The main focus of this course is global geography which uses major themes to help us understand the nature and origins of the complex relationship between humanity and our environment. There are thematic units that are fundamental to developing an understanding and awareness of how the world is now in its present state. By using the appropriate geographic skills and techniques, and applying them to real world situations, students will become informed about our planet and how fragile it really is.  The language of instruction for this class is French.  This course is required for the Français Intégré Certificate and may be used to satisfy the Global Studies requirements for successful completion of the high school program.