ELL Courses Offered

This course introduces students to the four main English language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  There is a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar development.  This class will help students comprehend and analyze information from sources such as novels, poems, newspapers, movies, and music.   This course may also include students creating journals, poems, stories, and more.

This course introduces students to the language and skills required for success in Social Studies.   In addition to learning about Canadian geography, history and culture, selected topics and themes from Social Studies 8 and 9 curricula adapted for language level are included.

This course introduces students to the language and skills required for success in Science.  Topics in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science are selected from the Science 8 and 9 curricula, and adapted for language level.  Students will learn the scientific skills of questioning, predicting, and analyzing data to prepare students for regular grade level Science classes. 

The focus of this class is oral communication.  Students will practice using English in daily conversations and further develop their pronunciation, vocabulary, and communication skills.   This class will help students practice and perform in a safe learning environment, and may include oral presentations, debates, podcasts, drama, and more. 

This course is offered in Semester 1 to provide ELL students extra practice to further develop their academic English skills before proceeding to English 10 classes in Semester 2. Students will study literature and further develop their written and oral communication skills.    Students will think critically about texts and they explore, extend and refine their writing.    This course includes extra attention to vocabulary and skill development and higher-level thinking skills. 

This course introduces students to the four main English language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  There is a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar development.   This class will help students comprehend and analyze information from sources such as novels, poems, newspapers, movies, and music.   This course may also include students creating journals, poems, stories, and more. 

ISP Courses Offered

This course introduces students to the four main English language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  There is a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar development.   This class will help students comprehend and analyze information from sources such as novels, poems, newspapers, movies, and music.   This course may also include students creating journals, poems, stories, and more. 

The focus of this class is oral communication.   Students will practice using English in daily conversations and further develop their pronunciation, vocabulary, and communication skills.   This class will help students practice and perform in a safe learning environment, and may include oral presentations, debates, podcasts, drama, and more. 

This course introduces students to the language and skills required for success in Science.  Topics in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science are selected from the Science 8 and 9 curricula, and adapted for language level.  Students will learn the scientific skills of questioning, predicting, and analyzing data to prepare students for regular grade level Science classes. 

This course introduces students to the language and skills required for success in Social Studies.   In addition to learning about Canadian geography, history and culture, selected topics and themes from Social Studies 8 and 9 curricula adapted for language level are included. 

This course is intended for grade 10 students who are approximately level 2 English language level (Developing) or low level 3 (Expanding).   This course introduces students to the four main English language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  There is a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar development.   This class will help students comprehend and analyze information from sources such as novels, poems, newspapers, movies, and music.   This course may also include students creating journals, poems, stories, and more.   

Students who complete this course successfully would move to ISP English Language Development 10 and Literary Studies and Composition 10 to receive English 10 credit.

At WGSS, the Adapted English 10 course is combined with this class in order to give students a full year to further develop academic English skills.   See LITERARY STUDIES AND COMPOSITION 10 (ISP) for a more detailed description of the course.  

Students take this course in semester 1 and move to Literary Studies and Composition 10 in semester 2 to receive credit for English 10.  

This English Studies 10 class involves the study of literature and the development of written and oral communication skills.    Students will think critically about texts and they explore, extend and refine their writing.    This course is adapted for language level, and will include extra attention to vocabulary and skill development and higher-level thinking skills. 

Students who complete this course receive English 10 credit.    After completing this course, students have the option of moving to regular English 11 classes.   However, depending on performance and teacher recommendation, students may benefit from continuing with the adapted English class EFP LITERARY STUDIES AND WRITING 11 (ISP).

Career Life Education is a required course that focuses on 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.

Because this course is specifically designed for ISP students, the teacher is able to provide more instruction to fill in “information gaps” that non-Canadian students might have, and tailer learning about topics such as career research, volunteer work, and post-secondary options for international students.  

Students who complete this course receive CLE 10 credit, which is required for graduation.  In grade 12, students will continue this learning journey in Career Life Connections & Capstone 12, which is also required for graduation. 

This course prepares students for regular Science 11 courses.  The focus is on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills related to science content, as well as the science skills that will be necessary in future science classes.  Topics in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science will be adapted from the regular Grade 10 Science courses.      

Students who complete this course receive Science 10 credit and will be able to move on to regular Science 11 classes.  

This course is designed to familiarize and extend a student’s abilities to use various learning strategies to be successful in Social Studies courses.  Social Studies 10 focuses on the study of Canada and the World from 1914 to the present.  Students analyze the various social, economic, political, geographic, and global influences that have shaped Canadian identity.   Emphasis will be on the comprehension of important concepts, linking current information to prior knowledge and the application of strategies and skills such as analyzing sources of information, writing, research, and geography.   

Students who complete this course receive Social Studies 10 credit and will be able to move on to regular Social Studies 11 or 12 courses. 

This English 11 class introduces students to First Peoples literature, oral tradition and media studies.  Students will become more confident with oral articulation as well as strengthen their written output.   Students will work individually and collaboratively to enhance their critical and creative thinking skills and develop well rounded personal and social responsibilities.   This course is adapted for language level, and will include extra attention to vocabulary and skill development and higher-level thinking skills.       

Students who complete this course receive English 11 credit; the course also fulfills the First Nations graduation requirement.   Students who complete this course would move to English Studies 12.   Alternately, if available, students may benefit from taking English Studies 12 (ISP).  

This English 12 class allows students to communicate in a variety of contexts and think critically and creatively about the use of language. Students will analyze texts that reflect diverse world views and evaluate literary elements, techniques, and devices. They will be able to evaluate information for bias, contradictions, distortions, and omissions. Students will also understand how different formats and features of texts reflect various purposes, audiences, and messages. They will use the writing process to create meaningful communications products using the appropriate conventions of language.   This course is adapted for language level and will include extra attention to vocabulary and skill development and higher-level thinking skills.      

Students who complete this course receive English 12 credit, which meets the requirement for ELA 12 for university entrance and the ELA graduation requirement.

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