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Continuing Education
School District No.43 (Coquitlam)
Literacy Foundations Courses

 Foundations Classes

Foundations 2

Students will improve their speaking, listening, vocabulary and basic sentence writing skills

Foundations 3

Students will strengthen their speaking and listening skills so they can express themselves in simple conversations.  Students will read basic stories and be able to write a short paragraph.

Foundations 4

Students will improve their conversation skills so they can express themselves clearly in everyday conversations.  Students will read a variety of texts and apply basic reading strategies as well as write short well-developed paragraphs.

Foundations 5

Students will express their ideas in sustained conversations on variety of topics. Students will read a variety of texts and improve their comprehension.  Students will write narrative, descriptive, and expository multi-paragraph compositions.

Foundations 6

Students will read increasingly complex texts and improve their comprehension.  Students will write multi-paragraph narrative, descriptive and expository essays using the writing process.

Foundations 7

Students will develop oral fluency and express themselves clearly in sustained conversations.  Students will read a variety of literary and informational texts to increase comprehension and write well-developed essays.

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 Companion Classes

Students may take a Foundations class and a Companion Class at the same time.

Speaking and Listening 1/2

Students will learn basic vocabulary, pronunciation and common phrases to express personal needs for "Survival English".

Writing and Representing 3/4

Students will develop fundamental writing skills to use in informational, personal and creative writing.  Students will increase their vocabulary and practice writing strategies to write letters, journals, poems, and paragraphs.

Writing and Representing 5-7

Students will develop writing techniques and strategies to write academic essays.  Organizing, drafting, editing and revising skills will be emphasized.

Social Studies 5-7

Students will be introduced to Canadian history, culture, geography and government while focusing on the development of active citizenship.  Emphasis will be placed on effective written, oral, and research skills.  This course will help those studying for the Canadian citizenship exam.

Life Sciences 5-7

Students will be introduced to concepts related to the health sciences (Biology and Chemistry) components of Literacy Foundations.  This course is for anyone wishing to improve their English skills while also working towards employment in the Health Sciences.

 

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