ESL courses are provided to students new to Canada and whose first language is not English. The aim of this program is to prepare students for entry into regular classes and assist them in becoming fluent in the English language. Students are tested each year and move through a progression of courses until they are ready to be integrated into regular classes.
ESL Beginners 9/10/11/12
(Non-Credit) This course is for students who are new to English or who are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of English (listening, speaking, reading, writing) - ESL Levels 1 and 2.
ESL Intermediate 9/10/11/12
(Non-Credit) This course places emphasis on reading skills, writing, vocabulary development, and oral language. Students in this course should know the basic verb tenses, should be able to write simple sentences and compose guided paragraphs. ESL Level 3.
ESL Humanities 9 (Non-credit)
The goal of this course is to equip ESL students with the language skills and content knowledge, necessary to achieve good results in English and Social Studies.
ESL Canadian Studies 10 (Credit)
This course allows students to explore Canada’s role in the global community. It will also equip ESL students with the language skills and background to achieve success in Socials 10. Students will be required to access additional services as outlined by the ESL teacher.
ESL Skills 10 (Non-Credit)
This course is designed to prepare the advanced second language student for entrance into the regular English programme by enabling students to improve their fluency through exploration and practice in reading, writing, speaking, listening and cooperative learning. Students will be required to access additional services as outlined by the ESL teacher.
ESL Composition 11 (Credit)
This elective course is designed for students who need extra time and instruction in writing skills. The primary focus is to help ESL students further their writing so they can be successful in English 10, 11 and 12. The course can be taken at any time after ESL Humanities 9 and can be taken concurrently with English 10, 11, or 12. This course is not for modified students and does not meet the English requirement for graduation.