Goals & Objectives

French second language programs are intended to contribute to the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes described in the Essential Graduation Learnings.

French Second Language Programs are designed to enable all students to:

  • communicate effectively in French using the listening, speaking, viewing, reading, and writing modes (communication)
  • demonstrate a better understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritage and identity with particular emphasis on “French-speaking communities” (citizenship)
  • demonstrate preparedness for further learning, particularly where French is the language of instruction (personal development)
  • work and learn purposefully, both independently and in groups (personal development)
  • solve problems individually and collaboratively (problem solving)
  • express their ideas and feelings using various art forms (aesthetic expression)
  • locate, evaluate, adapt, create, and share information using a variety of sources and technologies (technological competence)
  • to provide leadership and orientation for French second language programs in Nova Scotia public schools
  • to develop, evaluate, recommend, and provide support materials for French second language programs
  • to develop and manage online courses for students and French second language teachers in collaboration with Learning and Resources Technology Services
  • to assist the Minister in negotiating all federal assistance programs that promote the use of official languages in education
  • to administer a language and cultural exchange between Nova Scotia and Quebec for senior high students
  • to represent Nova Scotia in the design and development of Atlantic Canada curriculum related to French second language