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International & Modern Languages / English as a Second Language 210
International & Modern Languages / English as a Second Language

VISION AND GOALS OF THE FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CURRICULUM

 

Vision

Students will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.

 

Goals

In all French as a second language programs, students realize the vision of the FSL curriculum as they strive to:

  • use French to communicate and interact effectively in a variety of social settings;
  • learn about Canada, its two official languages, and other cultures;
  • appreciate and acknowledge the interconnectedness and interdependence of the global community;
  • be responsible for their own learning, as they work independently and in groups;
  • use effective language learning strategies;
  • become lifelong language learners for personal growth and for active participation as world citizens.

 

In order to achieve the goals of the elementary and secondary FSL curriculum, students need to:

  • acquire a strong oral foundation in the French language and focus on communicating in French;
  • understand the value of learning another language;
  • develop the skills needed to strengthen traits of resilience and to secure a sense of self, through opportunities to learn adaptive, management, and coping skills, to practise communication skills, to build relationships and interact positively with others, and to use critical and creative thinking processes.

 

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM, French as a Second Language

 

VISION AND GOALS OF THE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL/ESLD) CURRICULUM

Vision

For many English language learners, achievement of the expectations may require them to adopt new ways of learning and new ways of interacting with others. However, growth towards full linguistic and cultural competence in English should not be at the expense of students’ own languages and cultures. A major goal of any instructional program for English language learners should be to encourage students to value and maintain their own linguistic and cultural identities so that they can enter the larger society as bilingual and bicultural individuals. Such young people are able to choose language and cultural norms that are appropriate in any given situation or cultural context, and can fully participate in and contribute to our multilingual, multicultural Canadian society.

 

Goals

The ESL and ELD curriculum is based on the belief that broad proficiency in English is essential to students’ success in both their social and academic lives, and to their ability to take their place in society as responsible and productive citizens. The curriculum is designed to provide English language learners with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve these goals. Its aim is to help students become successful English language learners who can: -use English to communicate effectively in a variety of social settings;

-use English to achieve academically in all subject areas;

-take charge of their own learning, independently and in groups;

-select and use effective learning strategies;

-integrate confidently into mainstream courses;

-use English effectively to advocate for themselves in all areas of their lives;

-make a successful transition to their chosen postsecondary destination (work, apprenticeship, college, university); -function effectively in a society increasingly committed to the use of information technology;

-use critical-literacy and critical-thinking skills to interpret the world around them;

-participate fully in the social, economic, political, and cultural life of their communities and of Canada.

 

​THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM, GRADES 9-12 – ESL and ELD

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