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English ENG1D
This course is designed to develop the 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 informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
English - Locally Developed ENG1L
This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, and in the English Grade 10 Locally Developed (ENG 2L) course and in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation (ENG 3E) course and in the Grade 12 Workplace Preparation (ENG 4E) course. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skill. 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 develop strategies and put into practice the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking, and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 9
English ENG1P
This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9
Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 1) ESLAO
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: OpenGRADE: 9
English ENG2D
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: ENG1D - English
English - Locally Developed ENG2L
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, or the Grade 11, Workplace Preparation course. 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 on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts.
Students build on their strategies and engage in the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Locally DevelopedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1L - English - Locally Developed
English ENG2P
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: ENG1D - English or ENG1P - English
Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 2) ESLBO
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: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESLAO - Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 1)
Media Studies EMS3O
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: ENG2D - English or ENG2P - English
English ENG3C
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: ENG2P - English or ENG2D - English
English ENG3E
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: ENG2P - English or ENG2L - English - Locally Developed
English ENG3U
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: ENG2D - English
Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 3) ESLCO
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: OpenGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ESLBO - Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 2)
English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3U
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: ENG2D - English or ENG2P - English
ELD Level 5 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
English ENG4C
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: ENG3C - English or ENG3U - English or NBE3U - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
English ENG4E
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: ENG3E - English or ENG3C - English
English ENG4U
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: ENG3U - English or NBE3U - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 4) ESLDO
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: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESLCO - Beginning Communication in English (ESL Level 3)
Studies in Literature ETS4U
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse 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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3U - English or NBE3U - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
The Writer's Craft EWC4C
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: ENG3C - English
The Writer's Craft EWC4U
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: ENG3U - English or NBE3U - English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course OLC4O
This course is designed for students who have not been successful on the OSSLT. This course is designed to help students with significant gaps in their literacy skills. It will assist them to 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. Course content focuses on developing reading and writing competencies for school, work, and daily life. Students will read and understand a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts, and produce a variety of forms of writing including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will self-monitor their progress by maintaining and managing a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12