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English courses

This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language and help them adjust to the diversity in their new environment. Students will use beginning English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes. They will engage in short conversations using basic English language structures and simple sentence patterns; read short adapted texts; and write phrases and short sentences. The course also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.

English Level 1

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be: Listening and Speaking 1. demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for a variety of purposes; 2. use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for a variety of classroom and social purposes; 3. use correctly the language structures appropriate for this level to communicate orally in English. Reading 1. read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts for different purposes; 2. use a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from texts; 3. use a variety of strategies to build vocabulary; 4. locate and extract relevant information from written and graphic texts for a variety of purposes. Writing 1. write in a variety of forms for different purposes and audiences; 2. organize ideas coherently in writing; 3. use correctly the conventions of written English appropriate for this level, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation; 4. use the stages of the writing process. Socio-Cultural Competence and Media Literacy 1. use English and non-verbal communication strategies appropriately in a variety of social contexts; 2. demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and of the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society; 3. demonstrate knowledge of and adaptation to the Ontario education system; 4. demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts.

Course Details                                             Outline of Course Content

Course Code: ESLAO Unit     Title Time Course Type: Academic 1 All About Me: 20 hours Format: Online School Course 2 Short Stories: 24 hours Prerequisite: None 3 Poetry: 20 hours Course Title: ESL Level 1 4 Canada and Me: 20 hours Department: ESL 5 Media Studies: 24 hours Credit Value: 1.0 Final Examination: 2 hours Total: 110 hours

English Level 2

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Listening and Speaking
1. demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for a variety of classroom and social purposes;
3. use correctly the language structures appropriate for this level to communicate orally in English.

Reading
1. read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts for different purposes;
2. use a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from texts;
3. use a variety of strategies to build vocabulary;
4. locate and extract relevant information from written and graphic texts for a variety of purposes.

Writing
1. write in a variety of forms for different purposes and audiences;
2. organize ideas coherently in writing;
3. use correctly the conventions of written English appropriate for this level, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation;
4. use the stages of the writing process.

Socio-Cultural Competence and Media Literacy
1. use English and non-verbal communication strategies appropriately in a variety of social contexts;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and of the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society;
3. demonstrate knowledge of and adaptation to the Ontario education system;
4. demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts.

 

Course Details                                             Outline of Course Content

Course Code:ESLBO     Unit    TitleTimeCourse Type:Academic     1All About Me:18 hoursFormat:Online School Course     2Telling Stories:18 hoursPrerequisite:ESLAO     3Comparing:18 hoursDepartment:ESL     4Canadian Geography:18 hoursCourse Title:ESL Level II     5Canadian Government:18 hoursCredit Value:1.0     6Graphic Novel Study:18 hours        Final Examination:2 hours        Total:110 hours

English Level 3

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Listening and Speaking
1. demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for a variety of classroom and social purposes;
3. use correctly the language structures appropriate for this level to communicate orally in English.

Reading
1. read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts for different purposes;
2. use a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from texts;
3. use a variety of strategies to build vocabulary;
4. locate and extract relevant information from written and graphic texts for a variety of purposes.

Writing
1. write in a variety of forms for different purposes and audiences;
2. organize ideas coherently in writing;
3. use correctly the conventions of written English appropriate for this level, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation;
4. use the stages of the writing process.

Socio-Cultural Competence and Media Literacy
1. use English and non-verbal communication strategies appropriately in a variety of social contexts;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and of the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society;
3. demonstrate knowledge of and adaptation to the Ontario education system;
4. demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts.

 

Course Details                                             Outline of Course Content

Course Code:ESLCO     Unit    TitleTimeCourse Type:Academic     1All About Me:20 hoursFormat:Online School Course     2Short Stories:24 hoursPrerequisite:ESLBO     3Poetry:20 hoursCourse Title:ESL Level III     4Novel Study:24 hoursDepartment:ESL     5Canada, Me, and Media:20 hoursCredit Value:1.0      Final Examination:2 hours        Total:110 hours

English Level 4

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Listening and Speaking
1. demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for a variety of classroom and social purposes;
3. use correctly the language structures appropriate for this level to communicate orally in English.

Reading
1. read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts for different purposes;
2. use a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from texts;
3. use a variety of strategies to build vocabulary;
4. locate and extract relevant information from written and graphic texts for a variety of purposes.

Writing
1. write in a variety of forms for different purposes and audiences;
2. organize ideas coherently in writing;
3. use correctly the conventions of written English appropriate for this level, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation;
4. use the stages of the writing process.

Socio-Cultural Competence and Media Literacy
1. use English and non-verbal communication strategies appropriately in a variety of social contexts;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and of the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society;
3. demonstrate knowledge of and adaptation to the Ontario education system;
4. demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts.

 

Course Details                                             Outline of Course Content

Course Code:ESLDO     Unit    TitleTimeCourse Type:Academic     1All About Me:18 hoursFormat:Online School Course     2Telling Stories:18 hoursPrerequisite:ESLCO     3Comparing:18 hoursDepartment:ESL     4Canadian Geography:18 hoursCourse Title:ESL Level IV     5Canadian Government:18 hoursCredit Value:1.0     6Graphic Novel Study:18 hours        Final Examination:2 hours        Total:110 hours

English Level 5

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Listening and Speaking
1. demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for a variety of classroom and social purposes;
3. use correctly the language structures appropriate for this level to communicate orally in English.

Reading
1. read and demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts for different purposes;
2. use a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from texts;
3. use a variety of strategies to build vocabulary;
4. locate and extract relevant information from written and graphic texts for a variety of purposes.

Writing
1. write in a variety of forms for different purposes and audiences;
2. organize ideas coherently in writing;
3. use correctly the conventions of written English appropriate for this level, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation;
4. use the stages of the writing process.

Socio-Cultural Competence and Media Literacy
1. use English and non-verbal communication strategies appropriately in a variety of social contexts;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and of the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society;
3. demonstrate knowledge of and adaptation to the Ontario education system;
4. demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts.

 

Course Details                                             Outline of Course Content

Course Code:ESLEO     Unit    TitleTimeCourse Type:Academic     1Short Stories and Poetry:24 hoursFormat:Online School Course     2OSSLT Prep:24 hoursPrerequisite:ESLDO     3Novel Study:20 hoursCourse Title:ESL Level V     4Essay Writing:20 hoursDepartment:ESL     5Current Events:20 hoursCredit Value:1.0      Final Examination:2 hours        Total:110 hours

French courses

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

Overall Curriculum Expectations

By the end of this course, students will be:

Listening

A1. Listening to Understand: determine meaning in a variety of authentic and adapted oral French texts, using a range of listening strategies;

A2. Listening to Interact: interpret messages accurately while interacting in French for a variety of purposes and with diverse audiences;

A3. Intercultural Understanding: demonstrate an understanding of information in oral French texts about aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of French sociolinguistic conventions used in a variety of situations and communities.

 Speaking

B1. Speaking to Communicate: communicate information and ideas orally in French, using a variety of speaking strategies, appropriate language structures, and language appropriate to the purpose and audience;

B2. Speaking to Interact: participate in spoken interactions in French for a variety of purposes and with diverse audiences;

B3. Intercultural Understanding: in their spoken communications, demonstrate an awareness of aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of the appropriate use of French sociolinguistic conventions in a variety of situations. 

Reading

C1. Reading Comprehension: determine meaning in a variety of authentic and adapted French texts, using a range of reading comprehension strategies;

C2. Purpose, Form, and Style: identify the purpose(s), characteristics, and aspects of style of a variety of authentic and adapted text forms in French, including fictional, informational, graphic, and media forms;

C3. Intercultural Understanding: demonstrate an understanding of information in French texts about aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of French sociolinguistic conventions used in a variety of situations and communities. 

Writing

D1. Purpose, Audience, and Form: write French texts for different purposes and audiences, using a variety of forms and knowledge of language structures and conventions of written French appropriate for this level;

D2. The Writing Process: use the stages of the writing process – including pre-writing, producing drafts, revising, editing, and publishing – to develop and organize content, clarify ideas and expression, correct errors, and present their work effectively;

D3. Intercultural Understanding: in their written work, demonstrate an awareness of aspects of culture in diverse French-speaking communities and other communities around the world, and of the appropriate use of French sociolinguistic conventions in a variety of situations.

Course Details

Course Code FSF1O
Course Type Academic
Format Online School Course
Prerequisite None
Department French
Course Title French
Course Title French
Credit Value 1.0

Outline of Course Content

Unit Title Time
1 Introduction au français 27 hours
2 Le present simple et Imparfait 27 hours
3 Adjectifs, Pronouns et Nourriture 25 hours
4 Verbs, Time and Numbers 27 hours
5 Culminating Assignments: 2 hours
Final Examination 2 hours
Total 110 hours