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Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus

Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus

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French beginners

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

Exclusions: French continuers

The French beginners Stage 6 course is a two year course, which has been designed for students who wish to study French at senior secondary level. It is intended to cater for students who have no prior knowledge or experience of the French language, or whose experience is derived solely from, or is equivalent to, its study for 100 hours or less in Stage 4 or 5.

French is one of the major languages in the world. It is used in parts of Europe, Canada, North America, Africa, the Middle East, the West Indies, the Indian Ocean region and the South Pacific region close to Australia, namely New Caledonia, Tahiti and Vanuatu.

Through this course students learn to appreciate the richness and diversity of the French language and culture.

French is one of the major languages in the world. It is used in parts of Europe, Canada, North America, Africa, the Middle East, the West Indies, the Indian Ocean region and the South Pacific region close to Australia, namely New Caledonia, Tahiti and Vanuatu. French, English and other European languages share a common link with Latin. Communicating in another language expands students’ horizons and can strengthen their command of their first language.

Students develop the communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French as they investigate the prescribed topics.

This course is only for students who have no prior knowledge or experience of the French language, or whose experience is derived solely from, or is equivalent to, its study for 100 hours or less in Stage 4 or 5.

Further information is available on the French beginners syllabus website.

Year 11

Course modules:

  • family life, home and neighbourhood
  • people, places and communities
  • education and work.

Year 12

Course modules:

  • friends, recreation and pastimes
  • holidays, travel and tourism
  • future plans and aspirations.