North Coast Distance Education School
Teacher: Estelle Mitchell
Summary and Description
It is recommended that students complete: French 8 or have an equivalent level of basic fluency in French.
French 9 is based on the British Columbia curriculum for core French 9 and emphasizes the communicative-experiential language learning approach: “the focus of instruction is the purposeful use of the language to perform real-life tasks, share ideas, acquire information, and get things done. Grammar instruction plays a supportive role only—to provide useful strategies to facilitate communication and comprehension.”
Section 1: Music; music stars—discussing musical tastes; stating preferences and justifying choices; asking for/giving information; describing.
Section 2: Films; film publicity; actors and actresses— stating one’s opinion; describing; narrating;expressing temporal relations.
Section 3: Viewing and responding to a video (Pour tout dire, Junior 3—Episode 1)
Section 4: Reviewing and preparing for Module 1 Test
The Module 1 test covers the work of Sections 1, 2, and 4.
Section 1: Celebrations; parties; invitations—inviting; accepting/declining; sharing information; making a list; negotiating; reacting
Section 2: Friends; friendship; characteristics; problems facing teenagers—describing/expressing opinions; making comparisons; stating criteria/giving advice; reacting to a statement; sharing information; making suggestions
Section 3: Viewing and responding to a video (Pour tout dire, Junior 3—Episodes 2 & 3)
Section 4: Reviewing and preparing for Module 2 Test
The Module 2 test covers the work of Sections 1, 2, and 4.
Section 1: Buying and selling; buying habits; budgets; needs and desires; advertising—evaluating price; asking for/giving pricing information; accepting/refusing to make a purchase; stating/understanding factual information; asking for/giving details; describing condition; expressing need
Section 2: Pen pals; correspondence—introducing oneself; justifying choices; corresponding by letter; talking about one’s own personal experiences
Section 3: Viewing and responding to a video (Pour tout dire,Junior 4—Episode 3)
Section 4: Reviewing and preparing for Module 3 Test
The Module 3 test covers the work of Sections 1, 2, and 4.
Section 1: The family; family relationships; permissions and restrictions; responsibilities—describing actions; stating frequency; discussing permissions; stating an obligation or responsibility; giving and justifying an opinion
Section 2: The environment; pollution; conservation— identifying environmental concerns; making generalizations;
asking for and giving information; expressing emotion; making suggestions, offering alternatives, and expressing consequences
Section 3: Viewing and responding to a video (Pour tout dire, Junior 4—Episodes 5 & 6)
Section 4: Reviewing and preparing for Module 4 Test
The Module 4 test covers the work of Sections 1, 2, and 4.