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French, Indigenous & International Languages

High school is a great time for students to learn new languages. The Languages Department provides a range of options for students including courses in French, Ojibwe and Spanish.

In addition, students can take additional International Languages courses through The Learning Centres. These credit courses are offered outside of the school day.

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Advantage for Life! 

Welcome to GBDSS French, Indigenous & International Languages. 

Learning a second or third language offers you so many advantages:

  •  fluency in another language offers you enhanced educational and job opportunities
  • develop understanding and respect for other people and cultures
  • learning a second language makes learning a third much easier
  • stimulates the brain and helps you see the world in different ways
  • travel widely and meet new friends from around the world



This program is a ten credit continuation of the elementary French Immersion program. Successful candidates earn an French Immersioncertificate upon graduation. 

Access French & International Languages Department Info Slideshow HERE

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Advanced Placement French Language and Culture successful candidates can earn a university credit.

DELF diploma offers international recognition of French proficiency. Earning Level B2 or higher allows admission to universities in France.

Access descriptions of our Special Certificates and Diplomas HERE



Access French & International Languages Department Info Slideshow HERE.

Don't miss our course offerings in Spanish and Ojibwe! (See slideshow above for more info.).

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Our students have the opportunity to practice their second or third language while traveling. Our most recent trip was to France and Italy in March 2019. 

Future destinations:

France and Spain
France and Germany