ESL: English as a Second Language

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Initial ESL courses will be determined through assessment testing. Students have the opportunity to complete multiple ESL levels in a semester through practice and hard work. Students develop the concepts and language skills required to succeed in Science, Social Studies and English courses. A further goal is to assist students in adjusting to Canadian culture while maintaining their own cultural identity and self-esteem.

ESL 8A
ESL 9A

OT207
OT307

These are introductory courses offered to newcomers to Canada. Students will learn essential aspects of Canadian geography, history, politics and law at the level appropriate to their language development. A further goal is to assist students in adjusting to Canadian culture while maintaining their own cultural identity. Students develop the concepts and language skills required to succeed in Science, Social Studies and English. A variety of audio-visual materials, textbooks, field trips, lectures, discussions and projects are used to deliver the course content. 80% of the grade is based on tests, quizzes, assignments and projects. 20% is based on the final portfolio assignment.

Language evaluation
Elective

ESL 8B
ESL 9B

OT209
OT309

These are courses for beginning ESL students who need to develop their communicative English skills through a variety of language activities. They focus on all four aspects of language development: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Thematic units, textbook study with a variety of texts, journal writing, group work, role play and oral reports will be used. Assessment is based 80% on class work: assignments, quizzes and tests. 20% of marks come from the final exam which is written and oral.

Language evaluation
Elective

English Language Development 10

ot407

This course is offered to students who are new to Canada as an introduction to our country.
The course is designed to familiarize new Canadians with geography, history, politics and laws of Canada. It also provides an essential background to prepare students for Social Studies 11. Audio-visual materials, textbooks, field trips, lecture, discussion and projects are used to deliver the course content. 80% of the grade is based on tests, quizzes, assignments and projects; 20% is based on a final portfolio assignment.

Language evaluation or completion of ESL 9A/B.
Elective

ESL Literature Development 10

ot409

This course enables beginning ESL students to develop their communicative English skills through a variety of language activities. This course equally emphasizes the elements of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It involves thematic units, textbook study, a variety of other texts, journal writing, group work, role play, and oral reports. Assessment: 80% class work assignments, quizzes, and tests and 20% final exam written and oral.

Language evaluation or completion of ESL 9A/B.
Elective

English Language Development 11

ot507

This course enables ESL students to continue to develop communicative English skills through a variety of language activities. This course emphasizes the elements of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It involves textbook study, journal writing, group work, role play, and oral reports. Assessment: 80% class work such as assignments, quizzes, tests and 20% written and oral/aural final exam.

Language evaluation or completion of ESL Literature Study 10.
Elective

ESL Literature Development 11

ot509

Students will continue to develop English skills through a variety of language activities such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course includes textbook study, a variety of other books and texts, journal writing, group work, role play and oral reports. Assessment: 80% class work assignments, quizzes, tests and 20% final exam written and oral.

Language evaluation or completion of ESL Language Development 11.
Elective

ESL Composition 12

ot611

This credit course enables upper intermediate ESL students to develop their communicative English skills through a variety of language activities. This course continues to emphasize elements of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It involves a study of literature, composition skills, journal writing, essay writing, group work, role plays and oral reports. Assessment 80% class work, such as discussions, assignments, quizzes, tests and 20% final exam.

ESL Literature Study 11 or a language evaluation.
Elective