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.
Course Code: ESLDO
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 1
Unit 1: Short Stories and Poetry
Students will study a variety of poems and short stories, from a variety of sources.
Unit 2: Grammar
Students will know and understand the building blocks of communication-parts of speech, and parts of a sentence.
Unit 3: Writing and Media
Students will demonstrate their knowledge of literary devices and structure through a personal narrative writing assignment.
Unit 4: Figurative Language and Idioms
Students will learn the definitions of five types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification and idiom.
Unit 5: Conversation Building
Students will be able to listen to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes.
Term Work – 70%
Final Exam – 30%