​French as a Second Language (Core & Immersion) at St. Michael

French & French Immersion

​​Mr. M. Buckley - Department Head
​Mr. K. Hall
Ms. L. Parks
Mr. G. Vivian

​Welcome to the French department...

Bienvenue!  Içi on parle français.

The French Department endeavors to promote an appreciation of the French language and culture in Canada and around the world while also supporting the development of the whole learner.

In a bilingual country the knowledge the French language has many benefits for learning, career,  and travel opportunities.  By using authentic communication tasks, students learn to communicate for various purposes to a variety of audiences. ​

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​Courses in French as a Second Language

We offer courses in core French and French Immersion.  A minimum of one credit in French is required for graduation from an Ontario secondary school.

In French Immersion, students study 4 language courses (FIF - one per grade) and 6 other courses in French, which include Grade 9 religion and geography, Grade 10 history and religion, Grade 11 religion, and Grade 12 religion.   To learn more about the courses offered and the core and immersion programs, check out our course calendar​.


​Students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.

In all French as a second language programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive to:
  • use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings;
  • learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures;
  • appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community;
  • be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups;
  • use effective language learning strategies;
  • become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.