Regional Centres for Education in Nova Scotia may offer an Integrated French program to those students in Anglophone schools who wish to develop a greater degree of competence in French. Integrated French begins in grade 7 and continues to grade 12. Students in this program in grades 7 and 8 take an integrated French language arts and Social Studies course. In grade 9, students take a French language arts course and Éducation civique 9. Students in grades 10 to 12 take a French language arts course and one other subject in French (excluding Core French). This second course must come from the areas of Career Planning, Personal Development or Social Studies. The French language arts course is designed to support the language needs of students in the second subject area taught.