Communications

Communications2018-05-29T15:15:32+00:00
course pathway chart

English – Academic 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
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DP – English – Pre-AP is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

English – Pre-AP ENG1DP

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.
COURSE NOTE: Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG1DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area of 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DI – English is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

English – Applied 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

English, Essential 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

English – Academic 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 – English or ENG1PI – English

English – Applied 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 – English or ENG1PI – English

English – Essential ENG2LI

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 (ENG3E), or in the English Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (NBE3E). 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 reflect regularly on their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Essential
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – English or ENG1PI – English or ENG1LI – English, Essential

English – University 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course counts as a grade 11 compulsory English credit needed for graduation (OSSD).
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English

English – College 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 – English or ENG2PI – 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 – English or ENG2PI – English

English – Essential 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 – English or ENG2PI – English or ENG2LI – English, Essential

English – University

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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English

The Writer’s Craft – University

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: College/University GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English

English – College

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 – English or ENG3UI – English

The Writer’s Craft – College

EWC4CI

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

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.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12

English – Essential

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 – English or ENG3EI – English or ENG3UI – English

ESL Level 1, Beginning Communication in English

ESLAOI

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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 9

English in Daily Life, ESL Level 2

ESLBOI

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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESLAOI – ESL Level 1, Beginning Communication in English

English for School and Work, ESL Level 3

ESLCOI

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: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ESLBOI – English in Daily Life, ESL Level 2

Study Skills in English, ESL Level 4

ESLDOI

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 d

Bridge to English, ESL Level 5

ESLEOI

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 will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.
CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Open GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESLDOI – Study Skills in English, ESL Level 4

Core French FSF1DI

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills by using language-learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9 PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Core French – Pre-AP FSF1DP

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

COURSE NOTE: An enriched French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges. This option is open to all students but is recommended for strong French readers and writers.

CREDIT: 1 TYPE: Academic GRADE: 9 PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent

Core FrenchFSF1PIThis course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations on everyday topics and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.CREDIT: 1TYPE: AppliedGRADE: 9PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalentCore French – Pre-APFSF2DPThis course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar,
and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information,
ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will
develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that
contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse
French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.COURSE NOTE: An enriched French student must be self-motivated, confident in the language and ready for new learning opportunities and challenges. This option is open to all students but is recommended for strong French readers and writers.CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10PREREQUISITE: FSF1DI – Core French or FSF1DP – Core French – Pre-AP or FSF1PI – Core FrenchSpanish – International LanguageLWSBOIThis course provides students with opportunities to further develop their oral communication skills in the language of study, increase their confidence in using the language in practical situations, and continue to investigate related career opportunities. Students will be involved in activities that promote the use of the language in real-life situations. They will also continue their exploration of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10Core FrenchFSF3UIThis course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11PREREQUISITE: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or AppliedCore FrenchFSF4UIThis course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 12PREREQUISITE: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation

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