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Issues in Canadian Geography - ESL  -  CGC1DL
This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9

English as a Second Language, Level 1  -  ESLAO1
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9

English as a Second Language, Level 2  -  ESLBO1
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 1 or equivalent

Exploring Family Studies - ESL  -  HIF1OL
This course explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition to adulthood. Teachers will instruct students in developing interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. Students will explore the functioning of families and the diversities found among families and within society. In addition, students will work towards building reading comprehension skills and vocabulary development.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9

Science - ESL  -  SNC1DL
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners, however all expectations for the course are still at the academic level.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9

Drama - ESL  -  ADA2OL
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences. In addition, students will be building vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted for English Language Learners
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10

Canadian History since World War I - ESL  -  CHC2DL
This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914. An overnight trip to a Canadian or American city is planned as an optional part of this course. There will be an additional cost for this trip.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10

Civics and Citizenship (0.5 credit) - ESL  -  CHV2OL
This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10

English as a Second Language, Level 3  -  ESLCO1
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 2 or equivalent

English as a Second Language, Level 4  -  ESLDO1
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 3 or equivalent

Career Studies (0.5 Credit) - ESL  -  GLC2OL
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work.The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. In addition, students will work towards building reading comprehension skills and vocabulary development.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10

Science - ESL  -  SNC2DL
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.
COURSE NOTE: Adapted for English Language Learners, however all expectations for the course are still at the academic level.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1D1 - Science - Academic or SNC1DL - Science - ESL, Academic or SNC1P1 - Science - Applied

English as a Second Language, Level 5  - 
ESLEO1
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 4 or equivalent

 

International Courses

Spanish - Level 1  -  LWSBD1

This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them
to communicate in Spanish. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the
culture of countries where Spanish is spoken by taking part in community events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10

Spanish, Level 2  -  LWSCU1
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 literature, 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, art, and architecture. 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: LWSBD1 - Spanish - Level 1

Spanish, Level 3  -  LWSDU1
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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LWSCU1 - Spanish, Level 2

 

 
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