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Taking a second language widens your knowledge of other countries and cultures, and it immerses you into subjects that you may not otherwise lean about in regular classes
Why take a second language?
A second language mark can be used to replace a Social Studies or Mathematics grade in some university program. Applicantions with more rigorous university programs look at portfolios that could include student international accrediation such as DELF/DELE/HSK international language exams.
Learning a language leads to new adventures, new people, and new loves to be discovered. ~ Sarenna Lalani, LOHS Alumnus
I am currently in my last year of Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. Despite being a science student, pursuing languages both in high school and university has done nothing but open doors for me. These classes gave me the opportunity to interact one-on-one with professors and classmates in a small classroom environment, and proved me invaluable opportunities to communicate with people I have met abroad. ~ Alexis Katzell, LOHS Alumnus
What is the difference between 3Y, 6Y and 9Y?
Lillian Osborne provides language programming for numerous backgrounds:
- 3Y programs are for students with no prior experience in the language
- 6Y programs are for students who have started the language in Junior High and have completed the program up to the Gr. 9 level
- 9Y French language programs are for students who have started learning French prior to Junior High and have completed the French as a Second Language up to the Gr. 9 Level.
What if I have taken French Immersion?
French Immersion students may enrol in French-9Y 20IB in the Gr. 11 year. Upon it's completion, students will also receive credit for French-9Y 10. For those who still want to practice French in Gr. 10, you can still enrol in French-9Y 10 pre-IB.
What if I have taken Chinese Bilingual?
Lillian Osborne is a Chinese Bilingual program site. More information about this program is found on the Chinese Bilingual program page.