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English as a Second Language, Level 1, Open 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. Students are required to see an ESL teacher and Guidance Counsellor before selecting an ESL course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
English as a Second Language, Level 2, Open 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. Students are required to see an ESL teacher and Guidance Counsellor before selecting an ESL course.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 1 or equivalent
English as a Second Language, Level 3, Open 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. Students are required to see an ESL teacher and Guidance Counsellor before selecting an ESL course.
COURSE NOTE: This course applies to students from grade 9 to grade 12.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 2 or equivalent
English as a Second Language, Level 4, Open 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. Students are required to see an ESL teacher and Guidance Counsellor before selecting an ESL course.
COURSE NOTE: This course applies to students from grade 9 to grade 12.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 3 or equivalent
English as a Second Language, Level 5, Open 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. Students are required to see an ESL teacher and Guidance Counsellor before selecting an ESL course.
COURSE NOTE: This course applies to students from grade 9 to grade 12.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 4 or equivalent
ESL Subject Courses
Drama for ESL/ELL students ADA1OL
This course provides opportunities for students to develop communication skills by exploring dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
Geography of Canada for ESL/ELL students 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 to live.
COURSE NOTE: This course is for ESL/ELL students
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
Skills for Success for ESL and ELL students GLS1OL
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9
Science - For ESL/ELL students 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: This course is for ESL/ELL students.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9
Drama for ESL/ELL students ADA2OL
This course provides opportunities for students to develop and improve communication skills through exploring 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 a various forms of technology and will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
Canada Since World War One - for ESL/ELL students 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
Civics - for ESL/ELL students 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.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take GLC2OL - Career Studies for ESL/ELL students
Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing ELS2OL
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is for ESL/ELL students.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
Career Studies for ESL/ELL students 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 postsecondary 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is for ESL students.
CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CHV2OL - Civics - for ESL/ELL students
Science - For ESL/ELL students 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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 10
Media Studies EMS3OL
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is for ESL/ELL students
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
Presentation and Speaking Skills EPS3OL
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.
COURSE NOTE: This course is for ESL/ELL students.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
 

 
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