Communications

Communications 2018-06-04T11:49:56+00:00
course pathway chart

Academic English ENG1DI

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: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9

Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) ENG1DP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 1DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: For students who are motivated and high achievers in English, the Pre-Ap Option may be ideal. The course will permit students to focus on developing critical literacy skills, building on the foundation of the regular course. Students opting for this course must have demonstrated a strong and consistent work ethic in their grade 8 studies. Please discuss your suitability for this course with your grade 8 teacher and/or secondary school guidance counsellor.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DI – English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Applied English ENG1PI

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: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 9

Essential English ENG1LI

This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed English (ENG2L). It provides foundational literacy and communication skills to students for success in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by strands that develop listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. 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 reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Essential
GRADE: 9

Academic English ENG2DI

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: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Academic English or ENG1PI – Applied English or ENG1DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP)

Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) ENG2DP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 2DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university. ENG2DI – English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75% (a level 4 in English in previous years is highly recommended). Students need to complete a pre-AP application form from the English Department or Guidance Office and submit it to the Guidance Office.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Academic English or ENG1DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) or ENG1PI – Applied English
CREDIT EQIVALENTS: ENG2DI – English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Applied English ENG2PI

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: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Academic English or ENG1PI – Applied English

Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing ELS2OI

This course is designed to help students strengthen essential reading and writing skills, providing them with the extra literacy support they need in order to graduate. Students will read informational, graphic, and literary texts, with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and consolidating skills in the application of key comprehension strategies. The course will also help students develop core learning strategies.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 English LDCC (locally developed compulsory credit) course.

Essential English ENG2LI

In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, or in the English 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 in 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, and reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Academic English or ENG1PI – Applied English or ENG1LI – Essential English

Media Studies EMS3OI

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: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2PI – Applied English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP)

Workplace English ENG3EI

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: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2PI – Applied English or ENG2LI – Essential English

University English ENG3UI

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.
Recommended Preparation: Level 3- in grade 10 Academic English.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP)

University English -Pre-Advanced Placement ENG3UP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations as students in ENG 3UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies.Course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance analytical and critical thinking skills in preparation for university. This course will introduce concepts and assessment methods to prepare students for success with demanding courses and strengthened curriculum in order to increase the academic challenge in all areas of study.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75% (a level 4 in English in previous years is highly recommended). Students need to complete a pre-AP application form from the English Department or Guidance Office and submit it to the Guidance Office.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP)
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG3UE – eLearn – English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG3UI – English (University)is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3UI

This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, 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 university preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) or ENG2PI – Applied English

College English ENG3CI

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: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Academic English or ENG2PI – Applied English or ENG2DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP)

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course OLC4OI

This course is designed to help students 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. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.
COURSE NOTE: Eligibility Requirement: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. Schools will recommend acceptance into this course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

Workplace English ENG4EI

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: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – College English or ENG3EI – Workplace English or ENG3UI – University English

University English ENG4UI

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.
Recommended Preparation: Level 3- in grade 11 University English.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – University English or ENG3UP – University English -Pre-Advanced Placement
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UE – eLearn – English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

English – Advanced Placement ENG4UP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 4UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75%. Students need to complete an AP English Referral Form from the English Department or Guidance Office, have their current English teacher fill it out, and submit it to guidance.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – University English or ENG3UP – University English -Pre-Advanced Placement
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG4UE – eLearn – English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
ENG4UI – English (University) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

The Writer’s Craft EWC4UI

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: 1
TYPE: University/College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – University English
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: EWC4UE – eLearn – The Writer’s Craft is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

College English ENG4CI

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: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – College English or ENG3UI – University English

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