Burnside High School Burnside High School

Year 10 French

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Boyle-Curnow.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 French

This is a development of Year 9 French and the continued emphasis is on effective communication both oral and written. The skills learned in Year 9 will be reinforced and further developed to enable you to cope with the French language and culture in more complex situations. Amongst many other things you will learn to give information about yourself and other people, make purchases in shops and order and pay for meals in restaurants as well as talk about past activities.

Through studying French, students will gain a good understanding of a foreign culture and learn to communicate in a foreign language. They gain a much better understanding of their own culture and language and it helps communication with foreigners abroad or here in New Zealand. Learning French may open doors in Technology,Tourism, Hospitality, Importing and Exporting firms and Customs industries, and widen career prospects and promote international goodwill. You can be part of the French- N.Z. exchange.

This course is an entry requirement for Year 11 French and subsequently also for Years 12 and 13. Learning French may help you gain jobs in computer firms, foreign trading companies,tourist companies,Government Departments and teaching. French language and culture have helped to influence the world in terms of History, Art, Literature, Design, Science and Technology.

This is a Year 10 optional course.

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Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $25 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.