In the Intermediate Division, students continue their French language studies with a focus on reinforcing simple conversations and constructing more complex conversations. Students will also learn about the placement of parts of speech within the context of a sentence. The focus of French language studies is sentence construction, grammar rules, and oral competency as a part of the learning goal of French proficiency.
The Grade 5/6 curriculum allows students to use common phrases and expressions to have simple and structured conversations. Students learn about grammar and vocabulary associated with common themes such as personal preferences and interests, asking and answering questions, and Franco-Canadian communities in Quebec and other areas of Canada.
In Grades 7/8, students are conducting fuller conversations in French. They are engaging in spontaneous conversation and using compound sentences to express their opinions about themes such as media and shopping. Students are reading longer, more complex texts, and are producing paragraph responses. Students are also creating detailed presentations about the francophone cultures they are studying.