Beginner (Level 1) and Developing (Level 2)
This course is designed to introduce ELL students to the four main English language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It also encourages the viewing and representation of materials. The course focuses on developing strategies needed to read, write, and extract information successfully in English.
This course is designed to introduce ELL students to the skills required for success in Social Studies. It is designed to extend a student’s ability to use various learning strategies to meet the learning outcomes and core competencies in Social Studies courses. Skills include historical perspective, historical significance, continuity & change, primary sources, and cause & consequence. All content will be adapted to the appropriate ELL level for students.
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about major fields of science with language adaptations. Students will look at the characteristics of life, cellular respiration, climate change, atomic theory, matter, properties of sound and light, and major geological events. While exploring these big ideas, students will learn the scientific skills of questioning, predicting, and analyzing data to prepare students for regular grade level Science classes. Topics such as biology, chemistry and physics will be adapted from the regular Grades 8 and 9 Science courses.
The ELL Oral Language course prepares English Language Learners for daily conversations and oral presentations in the classroom. Speaking English takes practice and many ELL students are nervous about speaking in public because of errors in pronunciation. This class addresses pronunciation and provides much needed opportunities to practice verbal speaking in a safe and comfortable environment.
Expanding (Level 3)
This course is designed to enable ELL students to extend the four main English language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in content areas. The focus is on expanding the strategies needed to read, research, and write successfully in English for academic success.
This course is designed to familiarize and extend a student’s abilities to use various learning strategies to meet the Curricular and Core Competencies in content-based courses such as Social Studies. Emphasis will be on the comprehension of important concepts, linking current information to prior knowledge and the application of strategies and skills necessary for academic success in Canada.
This course prepares students for regular Science 10 classes. The focus is on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills related to science content. Topics such as biology, chemistry and physics will be adapted from the regular Grade 10 Science courses. Upon completion, the teacher may decide the student is strong enough to receive Science 10 credit.
Career Life Education is a required course that recognizes three major phases of career development —Foundation and Awareness, Exploration, and Experience and Application. As students move through Grade 10, they will refine their understanding of the links between personal development and their career decisions. Through the CLE course, students will also learn about their Capstone Project, which they will complete in Grade 12 and is required for graduation.
Consolidating (Level 4)
This course is designed for Grade 8 and 9 ELL students who are enrolled in regular academic courses but require further academic support. It is designed to improve student’s knowledge base and increase comprehension and writing skills needed to become fluent in the English language. Emphasis will be on the use of study strategies, building on key academic concepts, and increasing the foundation of reading and writing skills.
This course is designed for Grade 10 and 11 ELL students who are enrolled in regular academic courses but require further academic support. It is designed to improve student’s knowledge base and increase comprehension and writing skills needed to become fluent in the English language. Emphasis will be on the use of study strategies, building on key academic concepts, and increasing the foundation of reading and writing skills.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10 – LITERARY STUDIES/COMPOSITION 10 COMBINED WITH ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 10 (XAT--10---SLC)/(YESFL0D)
Literary Studies 10 gives students the opportunity to study, create, and use language to produce and perform original pieces in a variety of ways. This course will help students improve their verbal communication and presentation skills. Possible areas of focus include spoken word/slam poetry, poetry recitation, oral storytelling, readers’ theatre, radio/podcasts, video posts. This will be in tandem with Composition 10, which is designed to develop students’ skills in written communication in a variety of contexts. Composition 10 provides students with opportunities to think critically as they explore, extend, and refine their writing. Students will develop their writing skills through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising their writing for a range of situations. Possible areas of focus: narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and opinion pieces; writing for specific audiences and disciplines; evaluating and citing sources; considering the credibility of evidence.
This course is designed to combine two instruction blocks so that Grade 10 ELL students receive English Language Arts instruction every day for a full year.
These two semester courses cover the curriculum and core competencies of ELA 11 in the first half of the year and ELA 12 in the second half of the year. This course is designed to combine two instruction blocks so that Grade 12 ELL students receive English Language Arts instruction every day for a full year. Students must successfully complete ELA 11 in order to continue in ELA 12. The focus will be on developing and refining communication and English language skills for success in post-secondary education and life in Canada.