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English as Second Language (ESL)

ADA2O:  English Speaking Skills for ESL Students, Grade 9, Open
This course is designed for adult ESL students working at the introductory level. The focus of the course will be language acquisition and the activities will offer students opportunities to practice grammatical structures and vocabulary from their ESL classes.  Problem solving, constructing, negotiating, communicating and reflecting are skills that are incorporated into the lessons.  By working in both real and imaginary worlds, students will become better listeners, talkers, questioners and creators.

ESLCO:  English for School and Work – Level 3, Open
The aim of this course is to improve students’ oral fluency and communication through group work and presentations.  Short stories are used to increase vocabulary skills. Elements of a short story help to introduce students to novel study in the next level.  Writing skills will focus on using a variety of sentence patterns and transition words and phrases to express ideas in one paragraph.  Students will be using the elements of English grammar. Prerequisite: ESLB

ELS20:  Literacy Skills – Grade 10, Open
The ELS2O course is designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills.  In addition to ongoing studies in English grammar, students will read from a variety of sources.  An important focus will be on writing clear, accurate and coherent paragraphs using correct grammar and punctuation. Recommended for students in ESLD

ESLDO:  Study Skills in English – Level 4, Open

ESLDOY is an advanced course which allows students to concentrate on grammar to increase accuracy in speaking and writing.  Through the reading of short stories, vocabulary will increase.  A novel is studied and a group oral presentation on the novel is required.  Writing skills will focus on using a variety of sentence patterns and transitions to express ideas in passages of four paragraphs.  The essay form will be introduced.  Prerequisite: ESLC

EPS30:  Presentation and Speaking Skills – Grade 11, Open

EPS3O is a speaking and listening course designed for students who want to improve their communication skills in spoken English.  Students will learn various strategies for improving their communication and at the same time they will expand their vocabulary, gain confidence in their ability to express themselves and learn to work with partners and in small groups. Recommended for students in ESLE

ESLEO:  ESL Transition to English – Level 5, Open

This course is a literature course designed for students of English as a Second Language.  It is a prerequisite for Grades 11 and 12 English.  The main focus in this course is on reading, speaking and writing about literature. Students will develop their literacy skills by reading short stories, essays and a novel. They will concentrate on reading strategies, vocabulary development and literary analysis.  The focus in writing development will be on writing a variety of paragraphs and essays.  Proper grammar structures will be emphasized.  Finally students will enhance their speaking skills by taking part in group discussions and making oral presentations. Prerequisite: ESLD

ENG2P: English – Grade 10, Applied

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course. Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied or ESLD/E

ENG2D: English, Grade 10, Academic

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.  Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied  or ESLD/E

ENG3C: English – Grade 11, College Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course. Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied or ESLE

ENG3U: English – Grade 11, University Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.  Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic or ESLE