Over the course of their Hebrew Academy High School education, students master the following French language competencies:
- Interact in French by adapting to the oral or written communication scenario
- Produce various texts by diversifying oral and written experiences
- Read current, specialized and literary texts through diversification of reading experiences
Our objective is to ensure that students acquire the necessary tools to communicate spontaneously in French in all circumstances and speak and write with ease.
Upon graduation, students will have accomplished the following:
- Read and studied a variety of texts
- Mastered French grammar and conjugation
- Written a large number of narrative, descriptive and argumentative texts and participated in various hands-on exercises including oral presentations, discussions and debates
- Read several novels in addition to the obligatory summer reading books
- Attended several plays at the Denise-Pelletier Theatre
- Participated in the junior and senior QAIS public speaking competitions
Students must pass the MEES (Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur) French Second Language Secondary V exam in order to receive their High School diploma. Accordingly, they must obtain an average of at least 60% in all three competencies evaluated. In order to receive a bilingual diploma, students must have maintained an average of 75% in Secondary III, IV and V. In addition, every two years, students from Secondary I-V whose skills have shown to be adequate are eligible to take the DELF exams administered by McGill University. Those who pass the exam are awarded a diploma from the French Ministry of Education.
Every year, outings in French are organized in conjunction with the Science Department to places such as the Botanical Gardens, the Biodôme, the Biosphere, the Insectarium, the Montréal Science Center, IMAX and Quebec City.