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Modern Languages


St. Oscar Romero offers French, Spanish and Filipino. Second language courses at the 30 level may be used for university entrance and there is no diploma exam. Many students use their grade at the 30-level to boost their competitive average to gain post-secondary entrance. 

French 10-9Y / 20-9Y / 30-9Y (5 CREDITS EACH) 

This nine-year course sequence is for students who began their study of French in Grade 4 and who continued this program at the junior level and want to continue to pursue in senior high. Students who complete their French language studies with a 60% or higher at the junior high level will enroll in French 10-9Y. During their three years of French  language instruction in high school, students use their knowledge of French to understand and communicate effectively in various situations for various purposes through their knowledge of linguistic elements of the French language and culture nationally and internationally.

Spanish 10-3Y / 20-3Y / 30-3Y (5 CREDITS EACH) 

The 3-year Spanish sequence is intended for students who are just beginning their study of Spanish. Students will explore various topics and develop their skills in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Oral communication and the study of culture is an important part of these three courses. 

Students demonstrating proficiency in Spanish Language and Culture 30 have the opportunity to participate in testing for Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) certificates. DELE is the official accreditation of the degree of fluency of the Spanish Language, issued and recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain.

The DELE Diplomas are recognized by official institutions of Spanish speaking countries as well as corporations, chambers of commerce, teachers' associations, school districts and postsecondary educational institutions in Europe and Canada. Several North-American universities award course credits for the diplomas or require their graduate students to take them. 

Filipino 15 / 25 / 35 (5 CREDITS EACH) 

Through the various language situations experienced in this program, students will become more aware of the cultural diversity of Filipino-speaking people inside and outside of Canada. Students will learn to apply various language-learning strategies that facilitate the development of their communicative, linguistic, and cultural knowledge.

For more information regarding Modern Languages at Romero, please contact:


Tina Fiorillo, English and Languages Department Head 


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