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French Immersion courses are offered in Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12. Please speak with French Immersion Teachers if you are interested in additional exchange opportunities.
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With the successful completion of the French Immersion Program, students will earn their Dual-Language Dogwood Diploma. This is useful for post-secondary application and for employability opportunities. The following courses are required as part of the EMCS French Immersion program:

  • Grade 9: Sciences, Français Langue, Sciences Humaines, Career-Life Assignments
  • Grade 10: Sciences, Français Langue, Sciences Humaines, Career-Life Assignments
  • Grade 11: Langue et Culture De La Francophonie, ExplorationseEn Sciences Humaines Et Socials
  • Grade 12: Français Langue (required), AP French 12 (strongly recommended)

Students will learn communication skills which will enable them to engage in spontaneous communication in real life situations. The following competencies in French form the basis of this course: aural and reading comprehension of French - listening and reading oral and written production of French - speaking and writing. The students learn to refine their oral and written language skills through applied grammar and the following project-based activities: literary studies (short stories and poetry), media studies (films, videos and songs), social interactions (dialogues and excursions) francophone culture studies. There is also an emphasis on sociolinguistic engagement where students collaborate with partners or groups for activities and assessments.
CREDIT: 0 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 9

This course includes a study of processes of Science. Through projects, assignments and laboratory explorations, the following Big Ideas are studied: Biology: Cells are derived from Cells; Chemistry: The electron arrangement of atoms impacts their chemical nature; Physics: Electric current is the flow of electric charge; Earth Science: The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them. Assessment is based on assignments, lab reports, tests and a final exam.
CREDIT: 0 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 9

Exploring Canadian and World history between 1750 and 1919, the new Social Studies 9 curriculum for BC encourages students to understand how Canada came into existence and why Canadian attitudes and values are relevant in our world today. Students will look at a variety of topics such as: why revolutions happen, the continuing effect of colonialism on Indigenous peoples, and the delicate balance between jobs, resource use, and protecting the environment. Stelly’s emphasizes the inquiry process and critical thinking skills and promotes individual choice and varieties of meaningful projects with real world connections. Social Studies 9 will inform students and help them identify how they can affect change now and in the future as active global citizens.
CREDIT: 0 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 9

10 Students will learn communication skills which will enable them to engage in spontaneous communication in real life situations. The following competencies in French form the basis of this course: oral and reading comprehension of French - listening and reading oral and written production of French - speaking and writing. The students learn to refine their oral and written language skills through applied grammar and the following project-based activities: literary studies (short stories and poetry), media studies (films, videos and songs), social interactions (dialogues and excursions) francophone culture studies. There is also an emphasis on sociolinguistic engagement where students collaborate with partners or groups for activities and assessments.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 10 PREREQUISITE: Francais Langue 9

This course includes the further study of the processes of Science. Topics of study include The Scientific Method and Experimental Procedures; Biology (DNA and Genetics); Chemistry (Atomic theory and Chemical reactions); Physical Sciences (Energy transformations, Nuclear energy and Radioactivity); and Space Science: (Formation of the Universe). Assessment is based on assignments, lab reports, inquiry projects and tests.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 10 PREREQUISITE: Sciences 9

10 Social Studies 10 continues student development of inquiry and critical thinking skills on issues connected to Canada and the world in the 20th and 21st centuries. Some topics we will cover include global and regional conflicts, government systems, historical wrongs, and impacts on the environment that challenge Canada and international communities. We will incorporate Indigenous as well as historical and contemporary perspectives in our classes. Students will learn about Canada’s place in the world and how they can participate in both Canada and the global community.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 10 PREREQUISITE: Sciences Humaines 9

Students learn to further refine their French listening, reading, speaking and writing skills through applied grammar, as well as through literary, media and francophone culture studies. Class attendance and participation in French are essential components of this course as there is an emphasis on sociolinguistic engagement where students collaborate with partners or groups for activities and assessments. The students read for enjoyment and to better understand themselves and the francophone world. The students learn to think critically, creatively, and reflectively in order to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts. The students take on the roles of actors, poets, writers, philosophers and leaders within the French classroom. The students self-correct their language skills and develop their style of writing using the subtleties of French language. The students learn to be responsible for and reflect upon their own engagement and learning. The students construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world. The students reflect on their role and future as a bilingual person living in a bilingual country.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 11 PREREQUISITE: Francais Langue 10

This is the ideal course for students who are interested in a solid foundation for further Social Studies courses and is a requirement of Grade 11 French Immersion students. It offers an opportunity to enhance Social Studies skills such as assessing historical significance, examining various kinds of evidence, considering different perspectives, and making ethical judgements. It will also meet the needs of students who are unsure of what they wish to study at the Grade 12 level, as it offers a sampling of various courses including 20th Century World History, Comparative Cultures, Political Studies, and Contemporary Indigenous Studies. This course will satisfy the new Graduation requirements for Social Studies and provide opportunities for individual choice and inquiry in a supportive community of learners.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 11 PREREQUISITE: Sciences Humaines 10

Students learn to further refine their French listening, reading, speaking and writing skills through applied grammar, as well as through literary, media and francophone culture studies. Class attendance and participation in French are essential components of this course as there is an emphasis on sociolinguistic engagement where students collaborate with partners or groups for activities and assessments. The students read for enjoyment and to better understand themselves and the francophone world. The students learn to think critically, creatively, and reflectively in order to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts. The students take on the roles of actors, poets, writers, philosophers and leaders within the French classroom. The students self-correct their language skills and develop their style of writing using the subtleties of French language. The students learn to be responsible for and reflect upon their own engagement and learning. The students construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world. The students reflect on their role and future as a bilingual person living in a bilingual country.
CREDIT: 4 TYPE: French Immersion GRADE: 12 PREREQUISITE: Francais Langue 11