French and Spanish

Learn Basic French and Spanish in a dynamic, culturally rich environment!

 

M. Welham – Department Area Representative & J. Burbella

French & Spanish Teachers

  

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FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 20G , 30S , 40S
Lord Selkirk Regional School is pleased to offer the final 3 years of a 9 year program of Basic French language study in our school division. Upon graduating with a credit in Basic French 40S, successful students will be extremely well-prepared for post-secondary studies in French, as well as possess very advanced communication skills in French necessary for study, employment, travel and pleasure.

During the final 3 year course of study from grade 10 through 12, students will explore the music, food and culture of French-speaking peoples all over the world through various in-class learning activities and field trips. Our school offers a professionally guided 10 – 12 day trip to France and Spain every 2 years for students enrolled in French and / or Spanish for the duration of grades 10 through 12. The trip is open to students of French and / or Spanish in grades 11 or 12 of the travel year.

SPANISH 20G , 30S , 40S
Lord Selkirk Regional School is pleased to offer a 3 year program of Spanish language study to students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Upon graduating with a credit in Spanish 40S, successful students will be extremely well-prepared for post-secondary studies in Spanish, as well as possess advanced communication skills in Spanish necessary for study, business, travel and pleasure.

During the 3 year course of study from grade 10 through 12, students will explore the music, food and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples all over the world through various in-class learning activities and field trips. Our school offers a professionally guided 10 – 12 day trip to France and Spain every 2 years for students enrolled in Spanish and / or French for the duration of grades 10 through 12. The trip is open to students of Spanish and / or French in grades 11 or 12 of the travel year.

Why should one study a second language?
1. French and English are the two official languages in Canada, a fact which should be embraced and celebrated. It is an exceptional talent to be able to speak both of the official languages of one’s own country.

2. Study of a second language is proven to improve the fluency in and comprehension of a person’s first language.

3. Study of a second language fosters excellent communication skills in more than one language.

4. Many businesses, government agencies and fields of work are looking for bilingual employees to fulfill specific needs on the job.

5. Knowledge of a second language provides confidence in traveling to foreign countries.

6. Speaking French or Spanish makes you more attractive… universities, colleges and employers will love you!