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Classical Studies and International Languages

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Classical Studies and International Languages

Classical Studies

LVGAD/LVLAD
Classical Languages, Level 1 (Ancient Greek/Latin)

This course introduces students to the enduring achievements of the classical world through the study of Latin or ancient Greek. Students will learn vocabulary and grammatical concepts essential for reading and translating adapted classical texts. Although English is the language of instruction, students will develop language skills that will enable them to read and interpret the classical language with fluency and confidence. Through a variety of enrichment activities, students will explore aspects of life in the ancient world including trade, commerce, education, entertainment, and social customs. In addition, students will enhance their literacy skills and improve their interpersonal skills through effective communication skills, and will make connections across the curriculum between the classical world and the world around them.

Prerequisite: None

LVGBU/ LVLBU
Classical Languages, Level 2 (Ancient Greek/Latin)

This course provides students with opportunities to continue their exploration of the achievements of the classical world through the study of Latin or ancient Greek. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary and refine their grammatical knowledge by reading and translating more complex adapted selections in the classical language. Although English is the language of instruction, students will further improve their ability to read and interpret the classical language with fluency and confidence. Students will explore diverse aspects of classical culture including science and technology, geography and the environment, religion, and social customs, while developing their ability to think critically, to communicate and interact effectively, and make connections across the curriculum between the classical world and the world around them.

Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 1, Academic

LVGCU/ LVLCU
Classical Languages, Level 3 (Ancient Greek/Latin)

This course provides students with opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the rich cultural legacy of the classical world through the study of Latin or ancient Greek. Students will continue to increase their vocabulary and consolidate their grammatical knowledge by reading and translating a broad selection of adapted and original classical texts. Although English is the language of instruction, students will continue to develop their proficiency in reading the classical language in order to interpret the culture of the ancient world. Students will engage in a variety of activities to strengthen their literacy and research skills, to communicate and collaborate effectively, and to enhance their ability to make connections between the classical world and other societies.

Prerequisite: Classical Languages, Level 2, University Preparation

LVV4U
Classical Civilization, Grade 12

This course introduces students to the rich cultural legacy of the classical world and encourages them to make connections between antiquity and other societies and to their own personal experiences. Through a variety of enrichment activities, students will investigate aspects of classical culture including mythology and literature, art, architecture, philosophy, science and technology, as well as elements of the ancient Greek and Latin languages. By reading classical authors in English translation and examining material culture brought to light through archaeology, students will enhance their communication skills, their ability to research effectively, think critically and creatively, and work collaboratively. In addition, they will be

encouraged to be culturally sensitive, independent learners who appreciate the interconnectedness of ancient and modern societies and who will be able to apply this understanding to their future endeavours.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
International Languages

International Languages

LBAAD–LDOAD
International Languages, Level 1, Academic

This introductory course is designed to enable students to begin to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities in which they can apply and develop their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including social customs, naming practices, family life and relationships, food, sports, music, popular festivals and celebrations.

Prerequisite: Determined by school boards, depending on the structure of their international languages program

LBAAO–LDOAO
International Languages, Level 1, Open

This introductory course is designed to enable students to begin to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities in practical situations in which they can apply and develop their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including social customs, naming practices, family life and relationships, food, sports, popular festivals and celebrations.

Prerequisite: Determined by school boards, depending on the structure of their international languages program

LBABD–LDOBD
International Languages, Level 2 University Preparation

This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities (e.g., discussions about daily lives of youth, travel, shopping) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including fashion, historical figures, music and dance. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, including original literature, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the international language is required.

Prerequisite: : International Languages, Level 1, Academic

LBABO–LDOBO
International Languages, Level 2, Open

This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities in a variety of practical situations in daily life (e.g., travel, shopping, contexts related to future employment) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including fashion and the arts. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, with an emphasis on real-life applications of the language, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the international language is required.

Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 1, Academic or Open

LBACU–LDOCU
International Languages, Level 3, University Preparation

This course prepares students for postsecondary studies in the international language being studied. Students will continue to refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these communication skills in a variety of personal, academic, and professional contexts. Using a wide variety of sources, including original texts in the language, students will consolidate their language skills as they use increasingly complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including issues related to popular culture, linguistic communities in Canada, literature, history, geography, and the arts.

Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, University Preparation

LBACO–LDOCO
International Languages, Level 3, Open

This course focuses on the consolidation of communication skills in the international language being studied that students can use in a variety of workplace sectors, including business, health care, hospitality and tourism. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these skills in a wide range of practical contexts. Using a variety of sources, student will refine their language skills as they use a few complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including linguistic communities in Canada, entertainment, politics, history, geography, and the arts.

Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2,  University Preparation or Open

LBADU–LDODU
International Languages

This course prepares students for postsecondary studies in the international language being studied. Students will continue to refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these communication skills in a variety of personal, academic, and professional contexts. Using a wide variety of sources, including original texts in the language, students will consolidate their language skills as they use increasingly complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including issues related to popular culture, linguistic communities in Canada, literature, history, geography, and the arts.
Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 3, University Preparation

LBADO–LDODO
International Languages

This course focuses on the consolidation of communication skills in the international language being studied that students can use in the business world or the workplace. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these skills in a wide range of practical contexts. Using a variety of sources, students will refine their language skills as they use a few complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including linguistic communities in Canada, entertainment, politics, history, geography, and the arts. Page 3 of 4
Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 3, University Preparation or Open
Sign Language

LSLAO
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, Level 1

This course provides hearing students with an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. It is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of ASL. Students will learn basic sign language, useful sign vocabulary and expressions, specific grammatical features of ASL, communicative facial expressions and body language, and aspects of Deaf culture. Through a variety of communicative activities, students will develop receptive and expressive skills to enable them to exchange basic greetings, share personal information, identify others, and give simple directions. They will also learn conversational and cultural behaviours that would enable them to converse in ASL at a beginner’s level with users of ASL who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Prerequisite: None

International Language Courses