Several members of the Core French Writing Team returned to Victoria this week to begin writing curriculum for the province's first Core French Introductory 11 Course. It is expected that this course will be ready before school year's end for teachers to pilot beginning in September 2018.
Core French Introductory 11 is ideally designed for students who have no previous knowledge of French but wish to begin studying French. This course would be ideal for International students who are studying in BC and would like to study one of Canada's two official languages. As well, this course is well suited for students who studied another language other than French in Grades 5-8. Students who complete this intensive and accelerated course should have sufficient ability and preparedness to continue their studies with French 11 and 12 as students who studied French since Grades 5, but they are not expected to have the same French proficiency and range of vocabulary.
Work will continue this week to draft the course goals by comparing and contrasting the other Introductory Language 11 courses, as well as the current Core French curriculum. The Writing team will also draft the Big Ideas, Content, Curricular Competencies, and Front Matter. Be sure to visit our Curriculum Info page for all the latest updates!
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