English as a Second Language – Content Courses

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

 

GRADE COURSE TYPE PREREQUISITE COURSE NOTES
ELD
Step 1

ELDAOI

Beginning Literacy

Open 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. They will be building the foundations of early literacy.
Step 2

ELDBOI

Basic Literacy Skills

Open 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. The course will also help students become familiar with school routines and begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.
Step 3

ELDCOI

Literacy in Everyday Life

Open 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. This course builds on students’ literacy and language skills and extends their abilities to communicate in English.
Step 4

ELDDOI

Literacy for School & Work

Open 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 develop the reading, writing, and oral presentation skills required for success in all school subjects.
Step 5

ELDEOI

English Literacy

Development

Open ELDDOI This course provides students with skills and strategies that will allow them to pursue pathways to employment that may involve apprenticeship and/or cooperative education programs.  It will also prepare them for applied level courses.  This course is available to those in grade 10 or higher.
ESL
Step 1

ESLAOI

Beginning Communication I English

Open This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language.
Step 2

ESLBOI

English in Daily Life

Open This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes.
Step 3

ESLCOI

English for School & Work

Open This course further extends students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes.
Step 4

ESLDOI

Study Skills in English

Open 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.
Step 5

ESLEOI

Bridge to English

Open ESLDOI 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 develop independence in a range of academic tasks.  This course is available to those in grade 10 or higher.
CONTENT COURSES
9

AVI1OZ

Visual Arts

Open Students are exposed to a wide variety of art making materials in a language learning context.
9

CGC1PZ

Geography of Canada

Applied This course is ideal for newcomers to learn about Canada’s regions, its place in the global community and environmental issues concerning it.
9

GLS1OZ

Learning Strategies

Open This course focuses on basic language building skills in reading, writing and speaking through developing learning strategies to become independent learners. This course also helps students become more familiar with school routines.
9

HIF1OZ

Family & Social Living

Open This course introduces the subject of Family Studies and covers such topics as food safety, food preparation, and managing your money.
9 MAT1LZ
Mathematics:
preparing for grade 9
Essential This course helps students develop mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare for success in their everyday lives.
9

MFM1PZ

Mathematics

Applied This course strengthens students’ demonstration of foundational math concepts to help determine the best pathway in future math courses
9

SNC1LZ

Science

Applied This course emphasizes reinforcing vocabulary and concepts to better understand the basics of science from atoms to outer space.
9

SNC1PZ

Science

Essential In this course students will broaden their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, and earth & space science.
9

TIJ1OZ

Exploring Technologies

Open Learn by doing in this hands on program as you make projects in the Wood, Machine, and Auto shops.  Take home finished projects out of wood and metal.  Students will also work on and learn about automotive concepts.
10

ADA2OZ

Dramatic Arts

Open This course introduces active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques.
10

AVI 2OZ

Visual Arts

Open AVI1OZ This course combines creativity and technical expertise.  Students are exposed to a wide variety of art making materials.
10

CHC2PZ

Canadian History

Applied This course examines foundational events, which shape Canadian identity.  Students will have opportunities to develop questions, locate information, and present ideas.
10

CHV2OZ

Civics & Citizenship

Open This course explores what it means to be an informed, purposeful and active citizen in a democracy.
10

ELS2OZ

Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing

Open This course emphasizes the strengthening of reading and writing skills, specifically those required for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
10

GLC2OZ

Career Studies

Open This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement.
10

GLE2OZ

Learning Strategies 2: Skills for Success

Open This course deepens its focus on language building skills in reading, writing and speaking through developing learning strategies to become independent learners.
 10  MAT2LZ
Mathematics
 Essential This course strengthens students’ demonstration of foundational math concepts to help determine the best pathway in future math courses.