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English Literacy Development

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ELD


Students may substitute up to three ESL or ELD courses of the four compulsory English credit requirements. The remaining English credit shall be chosen from one of the compulsory English courses offered in Grade 12. Additional ESL or ELD courses may be counted as optional credits.
 

"Equivalent" may be an equivalent course of study in other provinces in Canada or in other countries, or a proficiency level determined through initial assessment.
  

English Literacy Development, Level 1 ELDAO
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
English Literacy Development, Level 2 ELDBO
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: ELD Level 1 or equivalent
English Literacy Development, Level 3 ELDCO
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: ELD Level 2 or equivalent
English Literacy Development, Level 4 ELDDO
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: ELD Level 3 or equivalent
English Literacy Development ELDEO
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: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ELD Level 4 or equivalent