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ESL (English as a Second Language)

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

 

In addition to English as a Second Language classes,
the courses listed below have been adapted
to meet the needs of English language learners.

 

Grade 9
ESL ONLY - Issues in Canadian Geography CGC1PX
This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CGC1PI - Issues in Canadian Geography (Applied) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ESL ONLY - Science SNC1PX
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: SNC1PI - Science (Applied) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ESL ONLY - Religious Education: Be With Me HRE1OX
This course invites students to a deeper understanding of both the joy and the demands of following in the way of Christ and living out the call to discipleship as it is described in the Scriptures. Through a lens filtered by Scripture, Profession of Faith, Christian Moral Development, Prayer, Sacramental Life, and Family Life, students use the Beatitudes as a touchstone to examine the attitudes and actions that characterize the Christian life. Students will explore a variety of topics related to the themes of personhood, interpersonal relationships and sexuality. They are encouraged to understand and nurture within themselves the virtues which will enable them to deepen their relationship with God in and through Christ in the context of a Spirit-filled community.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: HRE1OI - Religious Education: Be With Me is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ESL ONLY - Information and Communication Technology in Business (Grade 9 or 10) BTT1OX
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2OK - Information and Communication Technology in Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT2OI - Introduction to Information Technology in Business, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
BTT1OI - Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Foundations of Mathematics (ESL ONLY) MFM1PX
This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to introductory algebra, proportional reasoning, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will investigate real-life examples to develop various representations of linear relations, and will determine the connections between the representations. They will also explore certain relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
COURSE NOTE: This course will be offered to ESL students wanting to study mathematics at the Academic or Applied levels.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 9
Grade 10
ESL ONLY - Canadian History Since World War I (Applied) CHC2PX
This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CHC2PI - Canadian History Since World War I (Applied) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Foundations of Mathematics (ESL Only) MFM2PX
This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.
COURSE NOTE: This course will be offered to ESL students wanting to study mathematics at the Academic or Applied levels
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: MFM1PI - Foundations of Mathematics (Applied) or MFM1PX - Foundations of Mathematics (ESL ONLY) or MPM1DI - Principles of Mathematics (Academic)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: MFM2PI - Foundations of Mathematics (Applied) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ESL ONLY - Religious Education: Christ And Culture HRE2OX
This course invites and challenges the adolescent to personalize the principles that guide Catholics in understanding their role in shaping culture through our discipleship. The exploration of these principles starts with the Scriptural foundations to the questions of what it means to be human and how God has and continues to shape our humanity through culture. The principles are then developed through the Gospel themes that reveal how Jesus’ Kingdom of God is expressed in all of our relationships: to ourselves, to others, to our civil society, to our Church, and to our Global community.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: HRE2OI - Religious Education: `Christ And Culture: is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ESL ONLY - Civics and Citizenship CHV2OX
This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: CHV2OE - eLearn - Civics and Citizenship is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
CHV2OH - Civics and Citizenship is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ESL ONLY - Career Studies GLC2OX
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work.The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: ESL CourseGRADE: 10
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: GLC2OE - eLearn - Career Studies is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
GLC2OH - Career Studies, Grade 10, Open is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Grade 11
ESL Only - Food and Culture HFC3EX
This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate foods and food practices from around the world.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: WorkplaceGRADE: 11
ESL ONLY - World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life HRF3OX
This course enables students to study world religions and belief traditions in local, Canadian, and global contexts. Students will explore aspects of the human quest for meaning and will examine world religions and belief traditions as exemplified in various sacred teachings and principles, rites, and passages. They will also study the interaction throughout history between society and various belief traditions, and will have opportunities to develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of world religions and belief traditions.
COURSE NOTE: This course has been adapted to meet the needs of the ESL learner.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: HRF3OI - World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.