Intended for students who wish to further their French language study while appreciating francophone culture around the world, the Extended French program challenges students’ knowledge, language skills, cultural understanding, and world experience through an exciting combination of study, field trips, exchanges, and trips abroad.
Smaller class sizes, additional exposure to the French language, opportunities for French exchanges and immersion trips all make this an exciting course of study.
After completing seven credits (four French language classes and three courses taught in French), students will receive a Ministry of Education Certificate in Extended French.
Students entering St. Andrew's after grade 9 may join the Extended French program provided they have sufficient and appropriate credits. Full participation in the program is an expectation.
- FEF1D – Extended French
- BTT1O – Introduction to Information Technology in Business
- FEF2D – Extended French
- CHC2D – Canadian History since World War I
- FEF3U – Extended French
- EPS3O - Presentation and Speaking Skills
- FEF4UP – Extended French (Advanced Placement)
When studying languages, it is imperative that each student have the opportunity to test their language skills in an authentic environment. Travel, culture, and language exposure all contribute significantly to greater learning opportunities and life experiences.
To supplement our vibrant Extended French program, each student will have the opportunity to travel within Canada and overseas. We have adopted the following model to allow students entering our program in grade 9 to enjoy one significant cultural experience per year on a rotating basis. Under this model, each trip would be open to all Upper School students enrolled in Extended French, though for certain classes it would be mandatory. In publishing these trips years ahead of time, we hope that students and parents can plan ahead and make informed choices regarding trip participation.
2017 - Extended French trip to Quebec City (dates to be determined)
- Mandatory for grade 11 Extended French students
- Optional for all other Extended French classes (grades 9, 10, and 12)
2018 - Extended French trip to France (early to mid-June - post exams)
- Offered to grades 9, 10, and 11
- Optional for all Extended French students
2019 - Extended French trip to Saint Donat, Quebec (early February - four days)
- Mandatory for grade 9 Extended French students
- Optional for all other Extended French classes (grades 10, 11, and 12)
2020 - Extended French trip cycle restarts
Students enrolled in the Extended French program are expected to participate in at least one trip before they graduate.
The goal of the program is to equip graduates with the ability to communicate naturally in French using a wide range of skills. As with any academic endeavour, the personalities and abilities of students will have an impact on individual outcomes. If you would like your son to be enrolled in this program, please contact Carolyn Bilton
, Co-ordinator of the Extended French program, or Michael Paluch
, Assistant Headmaster, Academics; admission is selective as there is a limited class capacity.