Welcome to the ESL Department.
Courses & Course Information:
Placement in ESL classes will be facilitated by ESL teachers, counsellors and teachers in previous schools.
ESL LEVEL 1/2 (Non-credit)
Students who are new to English or who are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of English (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) should register for this beginner-level course.
ESL LEVEL 3 (Non-credit)
This intermediate-level course places emphasis on reading skills, writing, vocabulary development and oral language. A student registering for this course should know the basic verb tenses, should be able to write simple sentences and should be successful with guided paragraphs.
ESL LEVEL 4 (Non-credit)
In this advanced-level course, the focus is on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The student registering for this course should be able to write compound and complex sentences, develop a paragraph and have some knowledge of literary terms and their application. ESL Level 4 must be taken concurrently with ESL Canadian Studies 10.
ESL CANADIAN STUDIES 10 (BA) (Credit)
This course is designed to prepare advanced ESL learners to enter Social Studies 10. ESL Canadian Studies 10 must be taken concurrently with ESL Level 4.
ESL SKILLS 10 (Non-credit)
This literature-based course is designed to prepare advanced ESL learners to enter English 10. ESL Skills 10 must be taken concurrently with ESL Composition 11.
ESL COMPOSITION 11 (BA) (Credit)
This writing course will give advanced ESL students the needed skills and practice to be successful in English 10. ESL Composition 11 must be taken concurrently with ESL Skills 10.