INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

Bishop O’Byrne High School offers instruction in French and Spanish as Second Languages.  Our second language courses provide students with hands-on learning activities that encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing, while experiencing important aspects of French or Spanish culture.  Expand your cultural horizons through a second-language course at Bishop O’Byrne High School!

FRENCH

French 10-3Y

This course is for students interested in starting or continuing their studies of the French Language & Culture.  Students will develop their French speaking and writing skills based on several topics from the French language and culture.

Prerequisite: None. 

French 10 H-3Y (Honours)

Upon completion of this course students will have very basic language skills to communicate in French.  This course introduces students to the skills and concepts that will be developed and refined in the IB program.  French Immersion and late French  

Immersion students are not permitted to register for this course. 


They should contact a language teacher to determine proper placement in a language course.  Register for this course only if you intend to study French 20IB and 30IB.

SPANISH

Spanish Language and Culture 10-3Y

Students completing this introductory course will have developed basic communication skills in Spanish and a basic understanding of Spanish culture. 

Prerequisite: None.

Spanish Language & Culture 10 H-3Y (Honours)

Students completing this introductory course will have developed basic communication skills in Spanish and a basic understanding of Spanish culture.  This course introduces students to the skills and concepts that will be developed and refined in the IB program. 

Register for this course only if you intend to study Spanish 20IB and 30IB.

LANGUAGE CHALLENGE EXAMS

Students with a strong French, Spanish, or Filipino background may choose to challenge the 30-level exam.  This would occur when they are in grade 11 however they are not required to take a 10-level course. They earn 15 credits for the 10, 20, & 30 levels and receive a final mark in the 30-level course.