Core French 1200 and 2200
In September 2011 the Department of Education will implement the second course in the new secondary Core French program. The new program consists of three academic courses as follows:
- Core French 1200 Implementation took place in September 2010 and is available to all schools.
- Core French 2200 This new course will be implemented in September 2011 and will replace the current Core French 2200.
- Core French 3200 (remains the public examination course) This new course will be implemented in September 2012.
In this new high school Core French program, Core French 1200 is not a pre-requisite for Core French 2200. Students who wish to go straight into Core French 2200 can still do so directly from Grade 9. Students who are unsure about going directly into Core French 2200 can select Core French 1200, a course which will provide them with the opportunity to consolidate their learnings from the Intermediate grades and still obtain 2 academic credits in Core French at the high school level.
Core French 1200
Core French 1200, an academic course, is designed to enable all students who have completed Intermediate Core French to experience success at second language learning at the high school level.
The course provides students with the opportunity to consolidate their language skills from the Intermediate Core French program. The focus of learning is the purposeful use of language to perform real life tasks through listening speaking reading and writing. Because language and culture are intertwined, socio-cultural and linguistic goals are interrelated throughout the course.
Assessment reflects instructional goals and is based on performance.
The curriculum guide and the resources provided will enable teachers to make this course accessible to a broad range of learners and a variety of learning styles. Students who complete all required class work, assignments and assessments will meet with success in this course.
Core French 2200
Core French 2200, an academic course, is appropriate for all students who have completed Intermediate Core French. Core French 1200 is not a prerequisite for Core French 2200.
Core French 2200 consists of four modules: Visual Arts; Music Appreciation; Drama and Movement; Media and Cultural literacy.
Multicultural content, social responsibility, technology and career components are integrated throughout the course. The course covers the arts in general but highlights Francophone artists and the arts in NL in each module.
A student can receive credit for both Core French 1200 and Core French 2200.
Updated information on the new high school Core French courses and the credit requirements that these courses can satisfy will be forwarded to districts and schools very shortly.