French: Communication and Culture

Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes
Grades 4 to 12

French: Communication and Culture, Grades 4 to 12 – The purpose of this framework is twofold: to set out the philosophical and pedagogical foundations for learning French in the English program schools that offer the course and to present general and specific learning outcomes as well as achievement indicators, acts of communication, and related illustrative examples for learning French.  

Posters

French: Communication and Culture (Adobe PDF Document 4.4 MB)
This poster provides a snapshot of the course, French: Communication and Culture. It shows how the course places an emphasis on oral communication and the integration of francophone cultures while using a balanced literacy based approach.The poster also describes the themes to explore in the course and the acts of communication that students need to carry out.

Learning Outcomes from Grades 4 to 12 (Adobe PDF Document 220 KB)
This poster illustrates the scaffolding of the learning outcomes for oral communication, reading, writing and culture.

French: Communication and Culture, Grades 4 to 12

Complete Document (Adobe PDF Document 4.9 MB)

Version française

Sections of the Document:

Front Matter (Adobe PDF Document 344 KB)
Table of Contents (Adobe PDF Document 136 KB)
Introduction (Adobe PDF Document 277 KB)
Key Pedagogical Elements (Adobe PDF Document 401 KB)
French: Communication and Culture (Adobe PDF Document 404 KB)
Balanced Literacy Approach (Adobe PDF Document 410 KB)
Framework of Outcomes (Adobe PDF Document 821 KB)
Oral Communication (Adobe PDF Document 619 KB)
Reading (Adobe PDF Document 534 KB)
Writing (Adobe PDF Document 530 KB)
Culture (Adobe PDF Document 603 KB)
Bibliography (Adobe PDF Document 187 KB)
Appendix (Adobe PDF Document 2 MB)

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Regrouping of the Framework by Grade(s)
Title Description Grade Level
Grade 4 Grades
5 and 6
Grades
7 and 8
Grades
9 and 10
Grades
11 and 12
Portrait of the Learner These portraits of the learner provide a global description of students’ skills in oral, reading and writing as well as students’ knowledge of francophone cultures and the advantages of learning French. (Adobe PDF Document 287 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 289 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 290 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 267 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 292 KB)
Learning Outcomes by Grade Level This chart includes the general and specific learning outcomes. (Adobe PDF Document 207 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 209 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 208 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 208 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 208 KB)
Learning Outcomes by Strand The framework is divided into four strands: oral communication, reading, writing and culture. Each provides a description of student achievement grouped by grade level(s). It includes the learning outcomes supported by the achievement indicators, the acts of communication and the illustrative examples. (Adobe PDF Document 296 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 314 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 329 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 367 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 361 KB)

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Resources
Title Description Grade Level
Grades
4 to 6
Grades
7 and 8
Grades
9 to 12
Selection of Resources by Themes This selection of books and modules is organized by the themes outlined in the framework. (Adobe PDF Document 75 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 55 KB) (Adobe PDF Document 57 KB)

Grades 4 to 8

  • my life
  • school
  • food and health
  • Canada and the world

Grades 9 to 12

  • adolescence and adulthood
  • leisure activities
  • arts and culture
  • social trends
Selection of Resources by Acts of Communication* This selection of books and modules is organized by the acts of communication outlined in the framework. (Adobe PDF Document 55 KB)

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Grades 4 to 8

  • introducing oneself
  • describing personal preferences, an object or a person
  • talking about everyday activities and immediate surroundings
  • discussing subjects related to one’s immediate needs
  • asking for information
  • giving instructions

Grades 9 to 12

  • describing main features of a person or thing
  • talking about the past
  • expressing a feeling or opinion
  • giving advice
  • making predictions
  • justifying a viewpoint
  • talking about the future

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Acts of communication are functions of language that allow students to determine the communicative intent and to interact in real-life situations. They are the foundation of every day interactions.

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