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COMPULSORY COURSES

Compulsory courses in English emphasize reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, media studies, and metacognition.

 

The following Chart is taken for the Ontario Ministry of Education English Curriculum documents. These documents can be accessed via: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/english.html

The course descriptions follow below.

Prequisite Charts for English, Grades 9-12:  Compulsory Courses

9 Locally Developed English (ENG1L)

This course emphasizes key oral communication, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that you will need to be successful in high school and in your daily life. Reading comprehension, writing strategies, media literacy and oral communication are emphasized in this course. Students will work towards developing their learning skills and work habits, understanding their areas of strengths, realizing their specific learning styles, and preparing students to enter Grade 10 Locally Developed English. Students will read a variety of narrative and expository (explain) forms, poetry and drama and practice the skills necessary for clear and accurate spoken and written language. This course follows the curriculum with a number of accommodations to meet the needs of each individual student.

 

9 Applied English (ENG1P)

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.

 

9 Academic English (ENG1D)

This course emphasizes analytical reading, writing, and oral communication skills that students need not only for success in secondary school academic programs but also in their daily lives. To develop these skills, students will study poetry, short stories, plays and novels from contemporary and historical periods. An important focus will be on correct and effective use of spoken and written English.

 

10 Locally Developed English (ENG2L)

This course emphasizes key oral communication, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that you will need to be successful in high school and in your daily life. Reading comprehension, writing strategies, media literacy and oral communication are emphasized in this course. Students will work towards developing their learning skills and work habits, understanding their areas of strengths, realizing their specific learning styles, and preparing students to enter Grade 11 Workplace English. Students will read a variety of narrative and expository (explain) forms, poetry and drama and practice the skills necessary for clear and accurate spoken and written language. This course follows the curriculum with a number of accommodations to meet the needs of each individual student.

 

10 Applied English (ENG2P)

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.

 

10 Academic English (ENG2D)

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.

 

11 Workplace English (ENG3E)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

 

11 College English (ENG3C)

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.


11 University English (ENG3U)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze 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.

 

12 Workplace English (ENG4E)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, a​nd reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

 

12 College English (ENG4C)

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.

 

12 University English (ENG4U)

This course emphasizes consolidation of literary, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major inquiry paper based on sustained exploration of reading experiences in the course; and apply key concepts (including but not limited to literary criticisms) to various texts and media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

IB ENGLISH COURSES

The following chart depicts the pathway for students enrolled in the IB English Program. Note: Students in the IB English Program must take both ENG4U1 and ETS4U1 in their Grade 12 Year. The Grade 9 and 10 courses incorporate assessments that will help students in the IB courses in Grade 11 and 12.​

IB English CoursesOPTIONAL COURSES​

 

12 Writer’s Craft (EWC4U)

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyze 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.

 

12 Studies in Literature (ETS4U)

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.                                       

 





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