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Junior French

Year 9 French

Year 9 French students are introduced to the language through games, role play, songs, technology and collaborative work. Speaking French is emphasised from the beginning and a variety of communicative activities help develop confidence in the language. Topics covered include: basic greetings, how to talk about yourself and your family, personal interests, film study, ordering food and drinks at a café and life at school. Cultural studies and projects about Paris are integrated within the course.

Year 9 French 

Year 10 French

Year 10 French aims to further the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to enable students to communicate with confidence in a variety of everyday situations. Topics covered include: housing, holidays in France, hotel booking, shopping for clothes, ordering at a restaurant, cooking regional dishes, recounting a trip to Paris using the past tense. Cultural studies and projects about regions of France are integrated within the course.

Senior French

Opportunities for Years 9 and 10 students:

French is learnt in and beyond the classroom where the language is used in the real world. Students are able to view films through the film festivals, enjoy international food, meet with exchange students from French-speaking countries and compete in competitions.

Students who continue studying French will have the opportunity to utilise their French language in real life through the bi-annual trip to New Caledonia.

Students may choose to sit the internationally recognised DELF examination which assesses the four language skills. The A1 Level best corresponds to Year 10 French.

 

Senior French


Students will be able to gain credits in the internally and externally assessed NCEA Achievement Standards.
Every two years an immersion trip to New Caledonia will be offered to Senior French students whose applications are accepted. This trip takes place during the April holidays.

 

Year 11 French


With the main grammatical structures of French having been covered in Years 9 and 10, the Year 11 course is one of consolidation and reinforcement of the skills learnt during the previous years. Topics covered include:  personal and family life, leisure interests, housing, schooling, daily life, hometown and New Zealand. Students are also equipped with the language needed when travelling in a French-speaking environment such as complaining (at a hotel or restaurant for instance), shopping, eating and drinking, health and communications.
Special Optional Assessments:
DELF-students may choose to sit the internationally recognised DELF examination which assesses the four language skills. The A2 Level best corresponds to Year 11 French. 
ALC-Students can also opt to sit the ALC Tests (Assessment of Language Competence). They assess listening and reading skills.

 

Year 12 French

The course aims to build further on the skills of oral and written communication by dealing with more complex structures and wider vocabulary which will enable students to express and justify their opinions in French on a wide range of subjects of interest to young people. Topics covered include: health and well-being, fashion, music, relationships, technology, as well as the study of a French-speaking country and its colonial past.
Special Optional Assessments:
DELF -students may choose to sit the internationally recognised DELF examination which assesses the four language skills. The B1 Level best corresponds to Year 12 French. 
ALC- Students can also opt to sit the ALC Tests (assessment of Language Competence). They assess the listening and reading skills.


Year 13 French

The course aims to further build on the skills of oral and written communication by dealing with more complex structures and texts which will enable students to express and justify their opinions in French and analyse the perspectives of others. Topics covered include: future prospects, humanitarian aid, environmental issues, the impact of tourism, immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination, and aspects of French literature.
Special Optional Assessments:
DELF-students may choose to sit the internationally recognised DELF examination which assesses the four skills. Depending on their ability students can sit the B1 or B2 Level.
ALC- Students can also opt to sit the ALC Tests (assessment of Language Competence). They assess the listening and reading skills.
French Scholarship- students have the option of preparing for the Scholarship Examination. A wide variety of topical issues are discussed, and students are encouraged to use critical thinking to analyse them using complex language.
 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Morton, TIC French on mrt@northcote.school.nz

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