St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Year 10 French

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Atkinson.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 French or some french background

Our Year 10 course builds on the topics covered in Year 9 and prepares you for interacting confidently in daily life situations. You will learn to discuss your daily activities in the present and past, the weather, shop for food and clothing, plan outings and communicate your feelings giving reasons.

An important part of all lessons is the cultural component. You will be encouraged to access information about France and other French speaking countries and experience French food and French literature and music. French speakers are brought into as many classes as possible. You will enjoy meeting students from our French exchange school, le Lycée Guez de Balzac in Angoulême.

You will find that this course provides an excellent basis for NCEA Levels 1-3 and beyond.
New Zealand is part of the global economy and knowledge of French can prepare you for a career in tourism, trade, marketing, diplomacy, interpreting, broadcasting, hospitality, music, international banking or even wine making.

Subject Overview

Term 1
My French pepeha
Food : French specialties, going food shopping, ordering at restaurant and French recipes.

Term 2
Revision of my family
My college

Term 3
Clothing and fashion
Revision of my city
French poetry/ short film

Term 4
my leisure activities and sports
organising an event

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

no assessment in this subject


Level 1 French

Learning a language opens the door on any opportunities of jobs. Nowadays, we are likely to work with people from all over the world. As French is a roman language, learning any other European languages afterwards will be so easy.
French is not only spoken in all continents of the world but as well is used in many different jobs filed such as cooking, science, engineering, medical, literature etc

Career Pathways

Chef, Translator, Private Teacher/Tutor, Flight Attendant, Travel Agent/Adviser, Aeroplane Pilot, Deckhand, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Zoologist, Author, Baker, Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursery Grower/Worker, Secondary School Teacher

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

notebook b5 ( you can use the same notebook than the previous year)


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.