Nine-year AB FSL Program of studies

Its purpose and intent

Over-arching Goal

“The overarching goal of this program of studies, then, is to develop students who are sufficiently competent in French so that they can function in the language and culture outside of the confines of the classroom.”


(Page 8, 2004 French as a second language, Nine-Year program of studies (Grade 4 to 12)

General Outcomes

Communication

Students will use their knowledge of French to understand and/or to express a message effectively in various situations for a variety of purposes.


Language

Students will use, with accuracy, knowledge of linguistic elements of the French language to fulfill their communicative intents.


Culture

Students will use their knowledge of different Francophone cultures and their own culture to be able to interact appropriately within these cultures.


Language Learning Strategies

Students will use their knowledge of strategies to enhance learning and to communicate in French.


(Page 11, 2004 French as a second language, Nine-Year program of studies (Grade 4 to 12)

Car Analogy Video

This 8 minute video compares the above components of the FSL program of studies to passengers in a car, all heading to the same destination: functional, authentic communication.


  • Who is the driver?
  • What happens when 'someone' else takes the wheel?
  • How can it be that sometimes after 9 years of FSL, the car still hasn't left the driveway?!
  • What happens if we try to leave a passenger behind?
PS You might recognize a few 'actors'!


https://erlc.ca/resources/resources/caranalogy/ , Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

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Webinar: FSL Nine-year Program of studies

For a more in-depth look at the FSL program of studies, consult this 45 minute webinar created by Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium:


http://erlc.wikispaces.com/Getting+to+Know+Your+FSL+Nine-Year+Program+of+Studies

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