English as a Second Language Level 2, Open (ESLBO)

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Course Title : English as a Second Language Level 2, (ESLBO)
Course Name : English as a Second Language Level 2
Course Code : ESLBO
Grade : -
Course Type : Open
Credit Value : 1.0
Prerequisite : ESLAO or permission of the department
Curriculum Policy Document: ESL and ESD, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 12, 2007 (Revised)

Course Description

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.

Outline of Course Content

Unit Titles and Descriptions Time and Sequence
Unit 1: Grammar

- In this unit students will study and practice English grammar appropriate to the level
- Students will practice in both speaking, reading and writing
Students will be quizzed and tested on grammar

15 hours
Unit 2: Canadian Culture, Systems and Issues

- In this unit students will learn about Canada’s rich and diverse history, Canadian geography, citizenship
- Students will understand Canadian diversity
Students will explore the Ontario school system and community resources and strategies for student success

24 hours
Unit 3: Studies in Canadian Fiction and Nonfiction

This unit will focus on developing reading skills and awareness of a variety of text forms and conventions. Students will read, analyze and respond to a variety of texts. Students will understand the various types of media outlets. Students will focus on newspaper and magazine advertisements and the features of these forms of media texts.

20 hours
Unit 4: Cultural Diversity

This unit is primarily focused on developing oral and written communication skills. Students will complete a research report on Canadian culture and create a media presentation to present their findings to the class.

30 hours
Unit 5: Final Evaluation

- Students will be assessed on their listening and speaking skills in a student-teacher conference
- Students will also complete a written exam to assess their reading, writing, media literacy and socio-cultural competence

7 hours
2 hours
Total 110 hours