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ENG1D
English, Grade 9, Academic

This course is designed to develop the 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 informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in grades 11 and 12.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

ENG1P
English, Grade 9, Applied

This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret and create a variety of informational, literary and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the grade 10 applied English course which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in grades 11 and 12.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

ENG1L
English, Grade 9, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course

This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace and in the English grade 10 LDCC Course. The course is organized by strands that develop oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills. In all strands the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students develop strategies and put into practice the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

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: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

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: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

ENG2L
English, Grade 10, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course

In this course students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation Course or in the English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation Course. The course is organized by strands that extend oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills. In all strands the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students build on their strategies and engage in the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing and thinking, and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.

 

 

Prerequisite: Grade 9 English credit

 

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: English, Grade 10, Academic

 

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: English, Grade 10, Applied

 

ENG3E
English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form and style of a variety of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory grade 12 workplace preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENG4U

English, Grade 12, University Preparation

 

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries and cultures; 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 using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college or the workplace.

 Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation or Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

ENG4C
English, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, 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 and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation or  Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

ENG4E
English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic and literary texts, and create oral, written and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.

 

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation 

Optional Courses

 

ELS2O
Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing, Grade 10, Open

This course is designed to help students strengthen essential reading and writing skills, providing them with the extra literacy support they need in order to graduate. Students will read informational, graphic and literary texts with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and consolidating skills in the application of key comprehension strategies. The course will also help students develop core learning strategies.

 

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied or a Grade 9 English LDCC course

 

ETC3M
Canadian Literature, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

 

 

 

This course emphasizes the study and analysis of literary texts by Canadian authors for students with a special interest in Canadian literature. Students will study the themes, forms and stylistic elements of a variety of literary texts representative of various time periods and of the diverse cultures and regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically and creatively to them.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

EMS3O
Media Studies, Grade 11, Open

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

EPS3O
Presentation and Speaking Skills, Grade 11, Open

This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to plan and make effective presentations and to speak effectively in both formal and informal contexts using such forms as reports, speeches, debates, panel discussions, storytelling, recitations, interviews and multimedia presentations. Students will research and analyse the content and characteristics of convincing speeches and the techniques of effective speakers, design and rehearse presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences, select and use visual and technological aids to enhance their message, and assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ presentations.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

ETS4U
Studies in Literature, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays and complete an independent study project.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

EWC4U
The Writer’s Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing, use a workshop approach to produce a range of works, identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing, and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation

 

ETS4C
Studies in Literature, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course is for students with a special interest in literature. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods or countries. Students will study a variety of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically and creatively to them. They will also investigate critical interpretations and complete an independent study project.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

EWC4C
The Writer’s Craft, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will investigate models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to write a variety of works; and make considered decisions for improving the quality of their writing. They will also complete a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

 

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

EBT4O
Business and Technological Communication Grade 12, Open

This course emphasizes practical writing and communication skills that are needed in the world of business and technology. Students will analyse the characteristics of effective models of business and technical communications; gather information to write reports, business letters, memos, manuals, instructions and brochures; and integrate graphics and text, using technology appropriately for formatting and special effects. They will also make a number of oral and visual presentations.

Prerequiisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation, College Preparation or Workplace Preparation

 

 

ESL

and ELD
English as a Second Language

 

ESLAO
English as a Second Language, Level 1, Open

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.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

ESLBO
English as a Second Language, Level 2, Open

This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics, read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners, expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns, and Link English sentences to compose paragraphs. The course also supports students’ continuing adaptation to the Ontario school system by expanding their knowledge of diversity in their new province and country.

 

 

Prerequisite: English as a Second Language, Level 1, or equivalent*

 

ESLCO
English as a Second Language, Level 3, Open

This course further extends students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program. This course also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship and to a variety of current Canadian issues.

 

 

Prerequisite: English as a Second Language, Level 2, or equivalent*

 

ESLDO
English as a Second Language, Level 4, Open

This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral presentation, reading and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.

 

 

Prerequisite: English as a Second Language, Level 3, or equivalent*

 

ESLEO
English as a Second Language, Level 5, Open

This course provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.

 

 

Prerequisite: English as a Second Language, Level 4, or equivalent*

* Note: Equivalent may be an equivalent course of study completed in another province in Canada or in another country or a proficiency level determined through initial assessment.

English Literacy Development

 

ELDAO
English Literacy Development, Level 1, Open

This course is intended for English language learners who have had limited access to schooling and thus have significant gaps in their first-language literacy skills. Students will use basic listening and speaking skills to communicate in English for everyday purposes, develop readiness skills for reading and writing, begin to read highly structured texts for everyday and school-related purposes, and use basic English language structures and sentence patterns in speaking and writing. The course will also help students become familiar with school routines and begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.

 

 

Prerequisite: None

 

ELDBO
English Literacy Development, Level 2, Open

This course is intended for English language learners who have had limited access to schooling and thus have gaps in their first-language literacy skills. Students will use their developing listening and speaking skills to communicate in English for a variety of purposes, develop reading strategies to understand a variety of simple texts, produce simple forms of writing, apply increasing knowledge of English grammatical structures in speaking and writing, expand their vocabulary; and develop fundamental study skills. The course will also provide opportunities for students to become familiar with and use school and community resources and to build their knowledge of Canada and diversity.

 

 

Prerequisite: English Literacy Development, Level 1, or equivalent*

 

ELDCO
English Literacy Development, Level 3, Open

This course builds on students’ growing literacy and language skills and extends their ability to communicate in English about familiar and school-related topics. Students will make brief oral presentations, improve their literacy skills through a variety of contextualized and supported reading and writing tasks, distinguish between fact and opinion in short written and oral texts, complete short guided research projects, and engage in a variety of cooperative learning activities. The course will also enable students to strengthen and extend their study skills and personal-management strategies and to broaden their understanding of Canadian diversity and citizenship.

 

 

Prerequisite: English Literacy Development, Level 2, or equivalent*

 

ELDDO
English Literacy Development, Level 4, Open

This course extends students’ literacy skills and ability to apply learning strategies effectively and teaches them how to use community resources to enhance lifelong learning. Students will communicate with increased accuracy and fluency for a variety of academic and everyday purposes; perform a variety of guided reading, writing and viewing tasks; and use media and community resources to complete guided-research projects. This course further develops the critical thinking skills students will need to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens.

 

 

Prerequisite: English Literacy Development, Level 3, or equivalent*

 

ELDEO
English Literacy Development, Level 5, Open

This course provides students with skills and strategies that will allow them to continue their education successfully and pursue pathways to employment that may involve apprenticeship and/or cooperative education programs. Students will communicate orally and in writing on a variety of topics; perform a variety of independent reading and writing tasks; interpret and create media texts; and use a range of media and community resources. This course also expands the critical thinking skills students will need in order to contribute to Canadian society as informed citizens.

Prerequisite: English Literacy Development, Level 4, or equivalent*

* Note: Equivalent may be an equivalent course of study completed in another province in Canada or in another country or a proficiency level determined through initial assessment.