Modern Languages

Grade Five students take either French or Spanish and continue that language through at least Form II. The program builds upon work commenced in Grades Three and Four French and Spanish, and aims to introduce basic grammar, increase vocabulary and further expose students to the distinctive cultures of the French- and Spanish-speaking worlds. Emphasis is placed on fostering students’ comfort with speaking and listening to a language other than their own, which is achieved through a deliberate program of language immersion.