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Last updated on Friday, November 26, 2010.

English Department Course Code

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
ENG1L1
English
Locally Developed
ENG2L1
English
Locally Developed
ENG3E1
English
Workplace
ENG4E1
English
Workplace
ENG1P1
English
Applied
ENG2P1
English
Applied
ENG3C1
English
College
ENG4C1
English
College
ENG1D1
English
Academic
ENG2D1
English
Academic
ENG3U1
English
University
ENG4U1
English
University
    EMS3O1
Media Studies
Open
EWC4U1
The Writer’s Craft
University

 

Course Description

ENG1D1 – English, Grade 9, Academic
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 Grade 11 and 12.

ENG1P1 – English, Grade 9, Applied
This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and in their daily lives. Students will read, 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 Grade 11 and 12.

ENG1L1 – English, Grade 9, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit
This course provides foundational literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, and in the Grade 10 English Locally Developed Compulsory Credit course. The course is organized into 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 on 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 on their growth in these areas.

ENG2D1 – English, Grade 10, Academic
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 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. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course. Prerequisite: ENG1D1 or ENG1P1

ENG2P1 – English, Grade 10, Applied
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 in their daily lives. 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 to help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course. Prerequisite: ENG1D1 or ENG1P1

ENG2L1 – English, Grade 10, Locally Developed Compulsory Credit
In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare students for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, and in the Grade 11 English Workplace Preparation course, or in the Grade 11 English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices Workplace Preparation course. The course is organized into 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, and reflect regularly on their growth in these areas. Prerequisite: ENG1D1 or ENG1P1 or ENG1L1

ENG3U1 – English, Grade 11, University Preparation
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. Prerequisite: ENG2D1

ENG3C1 – English, Grade 11, College Preparation
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. Prerequisite: ENG2P1

ENG3E1 – English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style 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. Prerequisite: ENG2P1 or ENG2L1

ENG4U1 – English, Grade 12, University Preparation
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 with precision and clarity, 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. Prerequisite: ENG3U1

ENG4C1 – English, Grade 12, College Preparation
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. Prerequisite: ENG3C1 �

ENG4E1 – English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic and literary texts and create oral, written and media texts in a variety of forms for work-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. Prerequisite: ENG3E1

EMS3O1 – Media Studies, Grade 11, Open
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 judgment, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: ENG2D1 or ENG2P1

EWC4U1 – The Writer’s Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation
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.

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