Grade 4 French

In Grade 4 French, our students will learn the French alphabet and numbers, and how to say and write basic expressions. They will study vocabulary about the home, family, clothing, and food. Student’s will also read a variety of texts and write simple letters and advertisements as they explore topics such as holidays and the environment. This course is designed to be 120 instructional hours.

Curriculum Information: French (2013)

Developed by: D2L

Development Date: 2021

Please note that elementary courses do not have prerequisites, and Ontario schools do not issue transcript credits at the elementary level. All courses are available in the facilitated and independent pathways.



C’est moi!

In the C’est moi! unit, students learn the French alphabet and numbers, as well as how to introduce themselves and their preferences. They will identify situations in which they use formal and informal language and practise speaking with friends. They will also learn how to excuse themselves, state their preferences, and describe their community. Further, students will have the opportunity to read graphic texts in French.

La vie quotidienne

In the La vie quotidienne unit, students will learn vocabulary to talk about their home, family, clothing, and food. They will practise using verb tenses while giving instructions, making lists and schedules, and describe a typical day in their life. Additionally, they will learn about different months, seasons, and traditions in French communities.

Les festivals

In the Les festivals unit, students will listen to poems, songs, and conversations and read texts that describe a variety of festivals and celebrations. They will learn phrases to make comparisons and use them to compare celebrations in different French-speaking communities. They will also practise their writing skills by making advertisements for festivals.

La nature qui nous entoure

In the La nature qui nous entoure unit, students will learn about forests, lakes and rivers, plants, and animals. They will discuss their favourite animals and their habitats, and write letters to address climate change. Furthermore, students will examine interactions between humans and the environment, and strategies they can use to improve these interactions.

This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:

  • A scanner, smartphone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A device to record audio
  • A printer
  • A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
  • A dictionary
  • Various household items to complete offline activities
  • Paper, pencil

Through a balance of problem-solving and direct instruction, students develop a strong foundation of French processes, knowledge, and skills to apply in real-world contexts. The course utilizes a combination of technology and offline activities, providing opportunities to develop an understanding of skills and concepts in interactive and concrete ways and engage multiple learning styles. The lessons feature a variety of intriguing storylines, characters, videos, storybooks, and interactive games to reinforce students’ learning. These activities also build a foundation of reading, writing, speaking, and listening that students will use throughout the elementary grades.

The course relies on the assistance of a learning coach who supports young students as they move through the content. The learning coach will be involved in facilitating technical aspects of the course and in participating in discussion-based activities to assist students in developing communication skills.

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