This course is designed for students new to Canada who have a first language other than English. Students will develop the foundations of reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn basic classroom expressions, conversation skills and communication through a foundational program of grammar, vocabulary and oral practice. Students will develop an understanding of Canadian culture. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/ Composition, Social Studies or Career and Life Education. This is a non-credit course.
This course is to provide ELL students with an opportunity to receive additional support for their ELL and regular classes. Students may receive supplementary material relevant to their course units, as well as clarification and guidance in deciphering assignments and criteria. Review, preparation and clarification in topics such as public speaking, grammar, essay writing, resume writing etc. will give students guidance in their courses and help them to be successful. Students are required to attend ELL tutorials along with their ELL courses, regular Social Studies 10, Career and Life Education 10, and English 10 courses. This is a non-credit course.
In English 9, Students will work both individually and collaboratively using oral, written and digital texts. English 9 will be approached through story and text; analyzing and creating with different strategies, processes, language features, structures and conventions. Students will explore through inquiry and share multiple and diverse perspectives as a means of extending their thinking. Through English 9 students will learn to comprehend and connect literary texts and concepts in order to create, make connections, and communicate for a variety of purposes and audiences.
*All grade 9 honours students will have written an entrance assessment in January. Successful candidates will be placed in the appropriate honours class by school Counsellors.
This course is intended for students who demonstrate exceptional skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This class is for the student who shows a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. The course emphasizes the development of academic writing, in-depth reading, and critical class discussions through an inquiry process. The discovery of thematic connections across genres is emphasized. As this class will be at an accelerated pace, students should be self- motivated and responsible learners. Opportunities for writing to a wider audience will be offered through blogging and self-publishing. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.