Modern Languages

Modern Languages

Language studies at North Delta prepare students to be global-minded citizens. We currently offer French, Spanish and Punjabi courses. Our team of dynamic and enthusiastic language teachers will lead you on an experiential journey through speaking, listening, viewing, writing and reading in the target language and culture through the use of authentic as well as skill-focused activities and resources. Come learn one or several languages at ND! A positive attitude towards diversity is valued and celebrated.

Core French 8

MFR-08

French is an official language of Canada, and is also widely used throughout the world. It is spoken in 50+ countries and can be heard in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. Core French 8 is an introductory course. students will be equipped with the basics in speaking, listening, viewing, reading and writing skills, and will also have the opportunity to engage meaningfully with the cultures of the French- speaking world. Themes include hobbies, food and travel.

Core French 9

MFR-09

Students build upon the skills acquired in Core French 8. Themed units include camping, fashion, sports and music.

Core French 10

MFR-10

This is an interactive, fun-filled and challenging course. Themes include home d├ęcor, job hunting, film and Canadiana. Students will further refine the skills acquired in Core French 8 and 9.

Core French Introductory 11

MFRI-10

This is an introductory French course that has been developed to offer an opportunity for students who did not begin French in earlier grades to study French at the senior level. This is an intensive course, designed to cover essential learning standards from Grades 8 to 10 in an accelerated time frame in order to prepare students for Core French 11. This course does not replace the richness of the Core French 8-10 curriculum, but does provide accelerated language acquisition across skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and offers many opportunities to learn about and engage with francophone culture from Quebec, France and around the globe. It is only open to students who did not have the opportunity to take French while in grade 8, or who have not successfully completed Core French 8. This course is open to students in grades 10 -12. This course does NOT meet the Grade 11 language requirement for university entrance.

Core French 11

MFR-11

Students will continue to grow in their command of the French language, and be able to discuss, listen to, view, write on and read about more complex matters. Themes include vacation, adolescence, consumerism/marketing, leisure activities, fine arts and French-speaking countries of Africa. Note: Students who complete this course will meet the Grade 11 language requirement for university entrance.

Core French 12

MFR-12

Students become increasingly confident and sophisticated in their use of French, and are able to communicate more precisely and engage at a higher level in the target language. Students work to refine oral and written expression, strengthen their listening, viewing and reading ability, and continue to explore cultures of the Francophone world. Themes include geography, slang, careers and immigration.

Punjabi Introductory 11

MIPUN11

This is an introductory level Punjabi course open to Grade 10, 11, or 12 students who have never studied Punjabi. Students who intend to use Punjabi as their language requirement for graduation or university entrance must be highly motivated and of good academic standing. The course is presented at a fast pace. The focus begins with oral skills and progresses increasingly towards reading comprehension and written compositions. Students who already know how to read and write in Punjabi are encouraged to speak to the teacher to discuss appropriate placement.

Punjabi 11

MPUN11

This is an intermediate level Punjabi course open to students who have successfully completed Punjabi Introductory 11 or have language background in Punjabi. Through a variety of communicative activities and projects, students will continue to expand their vocabulary and refine their ability to talk and write about past events as well as express their opinions about more abstract and hypothetical ideas. The themes are relevant and practical in everyday life. Students will be exposed to a variety Punjabi history, literature, and culture. Note: Students who complete this course will meet the Grade 11 language requirement for university entrance.

Punjabi 12

MPUN12

Punjabi 12 builds on the skills of Punjabi 11. The focus is on literature, poetry and grammar, with emphasis on novels and short stories. Culture exploration is also an integral part of this course. The objective is to develop the highest possible degree of fluency in order to enable the student to think, read, write and speak the Punjabi language. Successful completion of regular Punjabi 11 is strongly recommended.

Spanish Introductory 11

MBSP-11

This is an introductory level Spanish course open to Grade 10, 11 or 12 students who have never studied Spanish. Students who intend to use Spanish as their language requirement for graduation or university entrance must be highly motivated and of good academic standing. The course is presented at a fast pace. The focus begins with oral skills and progresses increasingly towards reading comprehension and written expression. Culture is also a major component of the course. Students who choose to take Spanish must be willing to participate energetically in the many fun-filled activities and must be willing to commit considerable time to home study as opportunities to use the language in our community are negligible.

Spanish 11

MSP-11

This is an intermediate level Spanish course open to students who have successfully completed Spanish Introductory 11. Those students who intend to use Spanish as a requirement for graduation or university entrance must be motivated, disciplined and prepared to work at a fast pace as they must complete two years of study in one. Through a variety of communicative activities and projects, students will continue to expand their vocabulary and refine their ability to talk and write about past events as well as express their opinions about more abstract and hypothetical ideas. The themes are relevant and practical in everyday life. Students will be exposed to a variety of Hispanic cultures. Note: Students who complete this course will meet the Grade 11 language requirement for university entrance.

Spanish 12

MSP-12

This is an advanced level Spanish course open to students who have successfully completed two years of intensive study in Spanish. The course will focus on vocabulary building, reading comprehension and composition writing. The aim will be to perfect linguistic skills so that they will be able to communicate with native speakers of Spanish and cope in a Spanish environment.