Gilkey International High School FRench Program
The Gilkey International High School Program consists of advanced, immersion-based language courses for students with a solid, high-level foundation of the language and the ability to read, analyze, and discuss literature and grade-level appropriate material in the language.
These specialized year-long courses focus on increasing students' fluency and proficiency in reading, comprehension, as well as written and oral communication.
Critical thinking skills will be emphasized; students will be encouraged to express their own opinions, reflect on these opinions, and analyze opposing viewpoints. They will be exposed to a variety of topics drawn from literary pieces as well as current events and from a variety of sources. Students will continue to work on developing fluency (pace, rhythm, intonation, expanded vocabulary).
Our year-long advanced French courses may be taken for high school credit and are located near Lincoln High School. Tuition is $2,639/year, and high school students from any high school or high school grade level are welcome to enroll. After application and admission, the schedule and times for the class will be distributed; they have commonly been held during first period, three days a week.
For more information on these courses, please contact Emmanuelle Burk: (503) 292-7776 x602.
This class will serve to prepare students to take the DELF/DALF exams up through B2. It will also serve as strong groundwork for students to enroll in a C1 (French DALF) preparation class, which is required to adequately prepare students to the specificities of this particular exam. The after school DELF/DALF programs will continue to be offered once a week on the FAIS campus for the students who are not able to enroll in the high school course.