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English - Grade 9

Prerequisite Chart | Gr 9 English | Gr 10 English | Gr 11 English | Gr 12 English

English (Academic) ENG1DI
This course emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including short stories, poems, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Pre-AP) ENG1DP
Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 1DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students should download a Pre-AP English Referral Form from the school website, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DI - English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Applied) ENG1PI
This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
English (Essential) ENG1LI
This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed English (ENG2L). It provides foundational literacy and communication skills to students for success in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on developing foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: EssentialGRADE: 9
English - Grade 10

Prerequisite Chart | Gr 9 English | Gr 10 English | Gr 11 English | Gr 12 English

English (Academic) ENG2DI
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI - English (Academic) or ENG1DP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG1PI - English (Applied) or ESLEOI - ESL Level 5 - Bridge to English
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Pre-AP) ENG2DP
Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 2DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students should download a Pre-AP English Referral Form from the school website, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI - English (Academic) or ENG1DP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG1PI - English (Applied) or ENG1PE - English (Empower Reading) or ESLEOI - ESL Level 5 - Bridge to English
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG2DI - English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Applied) ENG2PI
This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI - English (Academic) or ENG1PI - English (Applied) or ENG1PE - English (Empower Reading) or ESLEOI - ESL Level 5 - Bridge to English
English (Essential) ENG2LI
In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (ENG3E), or in the English Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (NBE3E). The course is organized by strands that extend listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly on their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: EssentialGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI - English (Academic) or ENG1PI - English (Applied) or ENG1LI - English (Essential) or ENG1PE - English (Empower Reading)
English - Grade 11

Prerequisite Chart | Gr 9 English | Gr 10 English | Gr 11 English | Gr 12 English

eLearn - English ENG3UE
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UI - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (University) ENG3UI
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG2DI - English (Academic)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UE - eLearn - English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Pre-AP) ENG3UP
Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 3UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students should download a Pre-AP English Referral Form from the school website, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UE - eLearn - English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UI - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University) NBE3UI
This course explores themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, graphic, oral, cultural, and media texts about and from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures in Canada. Students will analyse the changing use of text forms by Aboriginal authors from various periods and cultures to express themes such as identity, relationships, and sovereignty. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding, focusing on the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 English university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI - English (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UE - eLearn - English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UI - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
eLearn - English ENG3CE
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2PI - English (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3CI - English (College) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (College) ENG3CI
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2PI - English (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3CE - eLearn - English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Workplace) ENG3EI
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2PI - English (Applied) or ENG2LI - English (Essential)
eLearn - Media Studies EMS3OE
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI - English (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: EMS3OI - The Modern Horror Film - Origins and Evolution is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
The Modern Horror Film - Origins and Evolution EMS3OI
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI - English (Academic) or ENG2PI - English (Applied) or ENG2DP - English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: EMS3OE - eLearn - Media Studies is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English - Grade 12

Prerequisite Chart | Gr 9 English | Gr 10 English | Gr 11 English | Gr 12 English

eLearn - English (University) ENG4UE
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) or NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UI - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG4UP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (University) ENG4UI
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) or ENG3UE - eLearn - English or NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UE - eLearn - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG4UP - English (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (Pre-AP) ENG4UP
Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 4UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students should download a Pre-AP English Referral Form from the school website, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UE - eLearn - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG4UI - English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Studies in Literature - Science Fiction ETS4UI
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism with a science fiction focus. The course may focus on themes, genres, time period, or countries. Students will analyze a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project. In this exciting course you will critically analyze classic works such as Frankenstein, and I Robot. Your Independent Study will allow you to explore the ways in which literary texts raise awareness about a range of contemporary issues such as cloning, genetic engineering, robotics, inner mind / outer space, and time exploration. It’s a journey into “undiscovered country”!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP)
eLearn - The Writer's Craft (University) EWC4UE
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) or NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: EWC4UI - The Writer's Craft (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
The Writer's Craft (University) EWC4UI
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: EWC4UE - eLearn - The Writer's Craft (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Studies in Literature - World Classics (Advanced Placement) ETS4UP
This exciting enrichment course, certified by the American Advanced Placement College Board, is a first univeristy equivalency course that focuses on classics in western literature. Students will focus on themes, genres, and time periods. Literature will include Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations, Aristophane's Lysistrata, and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Students will analyze a range of forms and stylistic elements in literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project that will encourage an investigation of their own culture's literary heritage. Enrichment activities will include theatre, opera and film nights which will connect the literature studies with other art forms. Note: this course will meet in the spring semester and directly prepare students for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition exam that is written in May. Students in either the Pre-Advanced Placement or regular university English stream are welcome to take this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP)
eLearn - English (College) ENG4CE
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.
COURSE NOTE: This eLearning course may be an alternative for students with strong independent work skills when the regular day school course is full or unavailable. A separate application is required. Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor to discuss suitability.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI - English (College) or ENG3UE - eLearn - English or ENG3UI - English (University) or ENG3UP - English (Pre-AP) or NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4CI - English (College) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
English (College) ENG4CI
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI - English (College) or ENG3UI - English (University) or NBE3UI - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices (University)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4CE - eLearn - English (College) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
The Writer's Craft (College) EWC4CI
This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will investigate models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to write a variety of works; and make considered decisions for improving the quality of their writing. They will also complete a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI - English (College) or ENG3UI - English (University)
English (Workplace) ENG4EI
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI - English (College) or ENG3EI - English (Workplace) or ENG3UI - English (University)
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course OLC4OI
This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
English as a Second Language

St. Mary's is proud of the diversity within our school community!

 

Refer to the ESL Pathways Chart as a guide to ESL programming.

In addition, we offer several other courses that have been adapted
to meet the needs of English language learners.

 

Beginning Literacy, ELD Level 1 ELDAOI
This course is intended for English language learners who have had limited access to schooling and thus have significant gaps in their first-language literacy skills. Students will use basic listening and speaking skills to communicate in English for everyday purposes; develop readiness skills for reading and writing; begin to read highly structured texts for everyday and school-related purposes; and use basic English language structures and sentence patterns in speaking and writing. The course will also help students become familiar with school routines and begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
ESL Level 1 - Beginning Communication in English ESLAOI
This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language and help them adjust to the diversity in their new environment. Students will use beginning English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes. They will engage in short conversations using basic English language structures and simple sentence patterns; read short adapted texts; and write phrases and short sentences. The course also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 9
Basic Literacy Skills, ELD Level 2 ELDBOI
This course is intended for English language learners who have had limited access to schooling and thus have gaps in their first-language literacy skills. Students will use their developing listening and speaking skills to communicate in English for a variety of purposes; develop reading strategies to understand a variety of simple texts; produce simple forms of writing; apply increasing knowledge of English grammatical structures in speaking and writing; expand their vocabulary; and develop fundamental study skills. The course will also provide opportunities for students to become familiar with and use school and community resources and to build their knowledge of Canada and diversity.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ELDAOI - Beginning Literacy, ELD Level 1
ESL Level 2 - English in Daily Life ESLBOI
This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics; read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners; expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns; and link English sentences to compose paragraphs. The course also supports students’ continuing adaptation to the Ontario school system by expanding their knowledge of diversity in their new province and country.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 1 or equivalent
Literacy in Daily Life, ELD Level 3 ELDCOI
This course builds on students’ growing literacy and language skills and extends their ability to communicate in English about familiar and school-related topics. Students will make brief oral presentations; improve their literacy skills through a variety of contextualized and supported reading and writing tasks; distinguish between fact and opinion in short written and oral texts; complete short guided-research projects; and engage in a variety of cooperative learning activities. The course will also enable students to strengthen and extend their study skills and personal-management strategies and to broaden their understanding of Canadian diversity and citizenship.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ELDBOI - Basic Literacy Skills, ELD Level 2
ESL Level 3 - English for School and Work ESLCOI
This course further extends students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program. This course also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship, and to a variety of current Canadian issues.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 2 or equivalent
Literacy for School and Work, ELD Level 4 ELDDOI
This course prepares students to participate in the educational program that will allow them to continue their education, seek employment, and participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will acquire a wide variety of literacy skills and learning strategies through guided reading and writing tasks, the use of a range of media resources in guided research projects, and opportunities to communicate in a variety of formal and informal situations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ELDCOI - Literacy in Daily Life, ELD Level 3
Bridge to Literacy, ELD Level 5 ELDEOI
This course provides students with skills and strategies that will allow them to continue their education successfully and pursue pathways to employment that may involve apprenticeship and/or cooperative education programs. Students will communicate orally and in writing on a variety of topics; perform a variety of independent reading and writing tasks; interpret and create media texts; and use a range of media and community resources. This course also expands the critical thinking skills students will need in order to contribute to Canadian society as informed citizens.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ELD Level 4 or equivalent
ESL Level 4 - Study Skills in English ESLDOI
This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 3 or equivalent
ESL Level 5 - Bridge to English ESLEOI
This course provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 4 or equivalent
Modern Languages
(French, Spanish, Italian)

modern languages

Core French (Academic) FSF1DI
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, reading, and writing skills. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes, such as social trends, technology, mystery, movies and the environment. Thematic readings which include a selection of short stories, articles, poems, and a short novel will serve as stepping stones to oral and written activities.
Please Note: Students who are taking a majority of academic courses should take academic French.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF1DP - Core French (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Pre-AP) FSF1DP
This enrichment course in French emphasizes the analytical reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will build on and apply their knowledge of French while exploring a variety of themes using francophone culture, technology and focusing on oral communication targeting the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
COURSE NOTE: A Pre-AP French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges.
It is recommended that students have an 80% average in grade 8 French. Referral from your grade 8 teacher is recommended.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF1DI - Core French (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Applied) FSF1PI
This course emphasizes the further development of oral communication, integrated with the development of reading and writing skills. Students will expand their ability to understand and speak French through conversations and presentations. They will also read a selection of short stories, articles, poems. Written work will include brief descriptions, letters, dialogues and invitations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
International Languages - Spanish Level 1 LWSAOI
This introductory course is designed to enable students to begin to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities in practical situations in which they can apply their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including formal and informal forms of address, naming practices, family life and relationships, and celebrations.
COURSE NOTE: this course is not available to students who have already taken LWSBOI
This course is open to all grade levels.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Core French (Academic) FSF2DI
This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF1PI - Core French (Applied) or FSF1DP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF2DP - Core French (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Pre-AP) FSF2DP
This enrichment course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.
COURSE NOTE: A Pre-AP French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF1DP - Core French (Pre-AP) or FSF1PI - Core French (Applied)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF2DI - Core French (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Languages - Italian Level 1 LWIAOI
This course introduces students to the language elements they will need to begin to communciate in Italian. Studnts will participate in practical activities in which they can apply their knowledge and skills learning the vocabulary and language structures needed to communicate with a native speaker. They will explore aspects of the culture, including social customs, music, and food.
COURSE NOTE: This course does not take place of a grade 9 French credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
International Languages - Spanish Level 2, Open LWSBOI
This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in Spanish.Students will develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will explore the culture of countries where Spanish is spoken. They may take part in community sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. the students will aquire vocabulary and language structures to begin to communicate with native speakers.
COURSE NOTE: this course is not available for students who have already completed LWS AOI. This course is open to all grade levels.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Core French FSF3UI
This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF2DP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF3UP - Core French (Pre-AP) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Core French (Pre-AP) FSF3UP
This enrichment course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.
COURSE NOTE: A Pre-AP French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: FSF2DI - Core French (Academic) or FSF2DP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF3UI - Core French is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Languages - Spanish Level 3, University LWSCUI
This course offers students opportunities to further develop competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities (e.g., discussions about literature, travel, shopping) in which they will further develop their knowledge of linguistic elements. They will continue to explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including fashion, historical figures, art, and architecture. Students will enhance their critical and creative thinking skills through reading diverse materials, including original literature, and will explore a variety of personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of the international language is required.
COURSE NOTE: Students wishing to take Level 3 Spanish without the prerequisite Spanish course must PLAR the grade 9 or 10 course. See your guidance counselor for assistance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: LWSAOI - International Languages - Spanish Level 1 or LWSBOI - International Languages - Spanish Level 2, Open
Core French FSF4UI
This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, apply language learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. They will also enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI - Core French or FSF3UP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF4UP - Core French (Advanced Placement) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
International Languages - Spanish Level 4, University LWSDUI
This course prepares students for postsecondary studies in the international language being studied. Students will continue to refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language, with the goal of using these communication skills in a variety of personal, academic, and professional contexts. Using a wide variety of sources, including original texts in the language, students will consolidate their language skills as they use increasingly complex linguistic elements and language conventions. Students will also have opportunities to enrich their knowledge of aspects of culture in regions where the language is spoken, including issues related to popular culture, linguistic communities in Canada, literature, history, geography, and the arts.
COURSE NOTE: Students wishing to take the Level 4 Spanish course without the prerequisite Level 3, LWSCUI must PLAR the grade 11 course. Please see your guidance for assistance.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: LWSCUI - International Languages - Spanish Level 3, University
Core French (Advanced Placement) FSF4UP
This enrichment course in French, certified by the American Advancement Placement College Board, is a first year university equivalency course that focuses on oral communication through a variety of authentic learning activities. Students will study contemporary works of literature, will use technology to enhance their comprehension skills and take an in-depth look at francophone culture around the globe. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be greatly emphasized throughout the course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: FSF3UI - Core French or FSF3UP - Core French (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: FSF4UI - Core French is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.