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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.

French Language Arts

High School
French Language Arts in
French Immersion


What your teen is learning

FLA -1 Sequence (10-1, 20-1, 30-1)

I can apply for this job because I speak French. Preparing for post-secondary school and the workplace, your teen will develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in French. They will analyze and criticize what they hear and read. In presentations and writing, they will plan their work and use detail. Your teen will write a provincial diploma examination to complete French Language Arts 30-1. For more about French Language Arts 10-1, 20-1, 30-1, refer to the program of studies.

FLA -2 Sequence (10-2, 20-2, 30-2) 

I can do more with French! Your teen will build their French vocabulary and deepen their understanding of Francophone cultures. With guidance, in the form of charts, outlines and diagrams that clearly tell your teen what is expected of them, they will plan and complete individual and group projects. They will analyze and criticize the work of others, understand how written work is organized, and use detail when describing events, projects and experiences. For more about French Language Arts 10-2, 20-2, 30-2, refer to the program of studies.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

At the end of French Language Arts 30-1, your teen will write a provincial diploma examination. There are three main purposes for the diploma examination:

  • to certify the level of individual student achievement in the course
  • to ensure that province-wide standards of achievement are maintained
  • to report individual and group results.

Your teen’s final mark in French Language Arts 30-1 is determined by taking 70% of the school-awarded mark and adding it to 30% of the diploma examination mark. Your teen must achieve a final mark of 50% or higher to obtain credits for the course. General information about diploma examinations and course-specific diploma examination information are available to help you and your teen.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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