Welcome to the Mackenzie Languages Department!

The Languages Office is located on the second floor in the Social Science hallway.

Contact us at 416 395 3330 x20130

ACL: Mr. O’Brien

Languages Resources

 

Courses Offered:

Grade 9 Courses

Course Title: Core French, Academic

Course Code: FSF1D1

Description: This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as relationships, social trends, and careers. Thematic readings, which include a selection of short stories, articles, and poems, will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities. Prerequisite: None

Course Title: Core French, Applied

Course Code: FSF1P1

Description: This course emphasizes the concurrent development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills, using a broad-based theme such as the media. Students will enhance their ability to understand and speak French through conversations, discussions, and presentations. They will also read short stories, articles, poems, and songs, and write brief descriptions, letters, dialogues, and invitations. Prerequisite: None

Grade 10 Courses

Course Title: Core French, Academic

Course: FSF2D1

Description: This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, further develop their language skills, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture around the world. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and apply critical thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied Recommended Preparation: Grade 9, Academic

Course Title: Spanish, Academic

Course Code: LWSBD1

Description: This course is designed to enable students to begin to communicate with native speakers of the language of study. Students will use simple language and read age- and language appropriate passages for various purposes. They will explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken, including social customs and the arts, by participating in cultural events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Prerequisite: None

Grade 11 Courses

Course Title: Core French, University Preparation

Course Code: FSF3U1

Description: This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater understanding of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic

Course Title: Spanish, University Preparation

Course Code: LWSBD2

Description: This course offers students opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the international language and to enhance their communication skills. Students will use increasingly sophisticated language in a variety of activities that will enable them to speak and write with clarity and accuracy. Students will also enhance their thinking skills through the critical study of literature, and continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources. Prerequisite: Gr. 10 Academic Spanish (LWSBD1)

Grade 12 Courses

Course Title: Core French, University Preparation

Course Code: FSF4U1

Description: This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of French- language skills. Students will consolidate their oral skills as they discuss literature, culture, and current issues. They will read a variety of texts and will write a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation

Course Title: Spanish, University Preparation

Course Code: LWSBD3

Description: This course prepares students for university studies in the international language. Students will enhance their ability to use the language with clarity and precision, and will develop the language skills needed to engage in sustained conversations and discussions, understand and evaluate information, read diverse materials for both study and pleasure, and write clearly and effectively. Students will also have opportunities to add to their knowledge of the culture of countries where the language is spoken through the use of community resources and computer technology. Prerequisite: Gr. 11 Academic Spanish (LWSBD2)

 

Teachers:

Ms. Silvia Blejman Kantor

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 1998.

Education

  • Ph.D (Ed.Sc.) at University of Buenos Aires
  • Professor of Educational Sciences at University of Buenos Aires

Office Location:  Library C 

Ms. Giovanna Capozzi

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2002.

Education

  • Hon.B.A. at York University
  • B.Ed. at York University

Office Location:  Co-Op and French Office

Ms. Margaret Hanna

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2009.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts Combined Hons. at York University/Glendon
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  English Office

Ms. Corinne Lan

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2013.

Education

  • B.A. at National Central University, Taiwan
  • M.A. at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • B.Ed. at York University

Office Location: Co-op & French Office

Ms. Corina Martin-Jordache

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2001.

Education

  • Hon. BA at University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Ph.D. at University of Toronto

Office Location:  Co-Op and French Office

Mr. Mark O’Brien

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ACL of Languages and ESL

Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2005.

Education

  • Hon.B.A. at University of Toronto
  • B.Ed. at OISE, University of Toronto

Office Location:  Languages and ESL Office

Ms. Marcela Smolkin

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Started teaching at Mackenzie in 2016.

Education

  • Licenciado, Universidad de Ciencias Artes Y Artes de Chiapas, Mexico
  • Bachelor of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Office Location:  Languages & ESL Office