Nine-year AB FSL Program of studies
Its purpose and intent
“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)
Students will use their knowledge of French to understand and/or to express a message effectively in various situations for a variety of purposes.
Students will use, with accuracy, knowledge of linguistic elements of the French language to fulfill their communicative intents.
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
- 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?
https://erlc.ca/resources/resources/caranalogy/ , Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium