English as a Second Language Level 4, Open (ESLDO)

Course Title : English as a Second Language Level 4, (ESLDO)
Course Name : English as a Second Language Level 4
Course Code : ESLDO
Grade : -
Course Type : Open
Credit Value : 1.0
Prerequisite : ESLCO 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: Coming Age

This unit starts with Grammar Review. Students will understand and use English Grammar, understand short stories structures and reading strategies from “Imprints” and “Sightlines”. Students will explore Goal Setting, time management skills and Canadian classrooms challenges.

15 hours
Unit 2: Novel study

Students will read The Homeless Bird/“Brian’s Return” (paragraph writing, character analysis, perfect and future tenses)

24 hours
Unit 3: Human rights

Students are introduced to Universal and Canadian Human Rights.

20 hours
Unit 4: Media Study

Students will read and analyze online newspapers, blogs (news article writing, gerunds and infinitives).

15 hours
Unit 5: Short Story Study

Students will read and analyze various short stories (short story writing, school system study, transition words and clauses)

15 hours
Unit 6: 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

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