Language B: French

French Higher Level: FSF3U and FSF4U

French Standard Level: FSF3U and FSF4U

French Ab Initio: FSF2D and FSF3U

At the end of the Language B French course, Standard Level candidates are expected to demonstrate ability to: communicate clearly and effectively in a range of situations; understand and use accurately oral and written forms of the language that are commonly encountered in a range of situations; understand and use a range of vocabulary in common usage; select a register that is generally appropriate to the situation; express ideas with general clarity and some fluency; structure arguments in a generally clear, coherent and convincing way; understand and respond appropriately to written and spoken material of average difficulty; assess some subtleties of the language in a range of forms, styles and registers; show an awareness of, and sensitivity to, some elements of the culture related.

French Ab Initio is a course for beginners, designed to be followed over two years by students who have little or no previous experience of the language. The main focus of the course is on the acquisition of language required for the purposes and situations usual in everyday social interaction. The course aims to develop a variety of linguistic skills, and a basic awareness of Francophone culture.  At the end of Year 1, students will receive the Academic Level FSF2D credit because they will have satisfied the expectations of this course.  At the end of Year 2, they will receive FSF3U.