The aim of the Modern Languages Department at SCS is to provide students with fundamental communication skills and an understanding of the nature of the language and its culture.

By the end of the four-year program, students will be able to participate in a straightforward conversation; will be able read books, magazines, and newspapers; will be able to understand the general meaning of radio and television news and other programs; and will be able to communicate effectively through writing.

Why study a language?

*Unique class trip opportunities; March Break trips to France and Senior French trips to McGill University and Montreal

*International and Inter-provincial exchanges; three month exchange to France or Switzerland and one month summer exchange to France or Quebec

*Improve employment opportunities

*Make travel more feasible and enjoyable

*Increase first language ability (especially writing and grammar)

*Expand study abroad options

*Sharpen cognitive and life skills

*Increase global/culture understanding