|Course Title :||English as a Second Language Level 4, (ESLDO)|
|Course Name :||English as a Second Language Level 4|
|Course Code :||ESLDO|
|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)|
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.
|Unit 2: Novel study
Students will read The Homeless Bird/“Brian’s Return” (paragraph writing, character analysis, perfect and future tenses)
|Unit 3: Human rights
Students are introduced to Universal and Canadian Human Rights.
|Unit 4: Media Study
Students will read and analyze online newspapers, blogs (news article writing, gerunds and infinitives).
|Unit 5: Short Story Study
Students will read and analyze various short stories (short story writing, school system study, transition words and clauses)
|Unit 6: Final Evaluation
- Students will be assessed on their listening and speaking skills in a student-teacher conference