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Embark on a cultural experience by learning French, Japanese or Punjabi. Students with prior courses or who can demonstrate proficiency in a particular language may qualify for retroactive credits or acceleration to a higher-level course.

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French 10-9Y, 20-9Y, 30-9Y and 31a offer French programming for students who have successfully completed French 9-9Y in junior high school. Building on prior knowledge, students will have an opportunity to improve their vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students with previous French Immersion experience may be placed in a higher level class. Grade 9 FSL is required for French 10-9Y Grade 9 French Immersion is required for French 31a.

Japanese 10-3Y, 20-3Y and 30-3Y provide students with the language, grammar and vocabulary skills needed to read, write and speak Japanese in an authentic context. With field trips and interactions with native Japanese speakers, students are exposed to real-world experiences that support their learning.

Punjabi 10-3Y, 20-3Y and 30-3Y provide students with the language, grammar and vocabulary skills needed to read, write and speak Punjabi. For those students who already have some knowledge of Punjabi or a family connection to the culture, there is the opportunity to maintain contact with the language, culture and heritage. For some, learning Punjabi is an opportunity to renew and further develop their first language skills. Students will learn to read, write and speak Punjabi at an introductory level and also learn about Punjabi culture.


Most frequent questions and answers

At W.P. Wagner, we try to get the students as comfortable as possible with one another in the class. We do a lot of team-based games and activities. Student progress is monitored on a live-updating points system where students can keep track of how they’re doing relative to their peers. It’s all for fun and we like to award prizes at the end of the semester. We also believe that students end up making lasting friendships that last throughout high school and post-graduation. It’s a good way to meet people!

There are a lot of great options available at Wagner, but I believe learning a language is great for your developing brain! A lot of the strategies used in language classes are extremely beneficial for other subjects, such as organizing information in your head and relating it to real-life concepts. You learn how to learn quickly and effectively! Your brains are still developing and research has shown that after high-school it is much more difficult to learn a second language as you get older. Time is of the essence!

Many people do not realize this, but you can use your language mark for your 30 level class to replace a core-subject mark when you’re applying for university! This is a game-changer if you are looking to apply to post-secondary institutions with the highest possible average. Additionally, taking a language makes you much more employable here in Canada, as many government jobs require having French. Punjabi is also extremely useful to have, being the 3rd most spoken language in the country.

Most of the students joining this class starts out with almost zero Japanese knowledge. The teacher will begin instruction from base level zero. Students will learn and enjoy the course, with an approximate 95% pass rate of students in the Japanese 10 class.

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