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Course Pathways Chart

Ess – English, Essential ENG1LI

This course prepares students for Grade 10 Locally-developed English (ENG2L). It provides foundational literacy and communication skills to students for success in their daily lives and in the workplace. The course is organized by 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 in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Essential
GRADE: 9

Ap – English, Applied ENG1PI

This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, 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 Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 9

Ac – English,Academic ENG1DI

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 Grades 11 and 12.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9

Pre AP- English, Academic ENG1DP

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 Pre AP academic English course, which leads to Advanced Placement university preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
COURSE NOTE: Enrichment Option:
For students who are motivated and high achievers in English, the Pre AP option may be ideal. The course will permit students to focus on developing critical literacy skills, building on the foundation of the regular academic course, however, it does not require more from students; instead, learners probe the same or similar texts with greater depth.
COURSE NOTE: Enrichment Option:Students opting for this course must have demonstrated a strong and consistent achievement level and work ethic in their grade 8 studies. Please discuss your suitability for this course with your grade 8 teacher.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9

Beginning Communication in English, ESL Level 1 ESLAOI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9

Bridge to English, ESL Level 5 ESLEOI

This course provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESLDOI – Study Skills in English, ESL Level 4

Ess – English, Essential ENG2LI

In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (ENG3E), or in the English Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation course (NBE3E). The course is organized by 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 in using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students reflect regularly on their growth in these areas.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Essential
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1PI – Ap – English, Applied or ENG1LI – Ess – English, Essential

Ap – English, Applied ENG2PI

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 daily life. 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 that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Applied
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Ac – English,Academic or ENG1PI – Ap – English, Applied

Ac – English, Academic ENG2DI

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 and evaluate 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. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1PI – Ap – English, Applied or ENG1DI – Ac – English,Academic or ENG1DP – Pre AP- English, Academic
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG2DP – Pre AP – English, Academic (Enriched) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

Pre AP – English, Academic (Enriched) ENG2DP

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 and evaluate 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. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 pre-Advanced Placement university course.
COURSE NOTE: Enrichment Option:For students who are motivated and high achievers in English, the Enriched Option may be ideal. The course will permit students to focus on developing critical literacy skills, building on the foundation of the regular academic course. Students opting for this course must have demonstrated a strong and consistent work ethic in their grade 9 studies. Please discuss your suitability for this course with your grade 9 English teacher.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Ac – English,Academic or ENG1DP – Pre AP- English, Academic or ENG1PI – Ap – English, Applied
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG2DI – Ac – English, Academic is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

English in Daily Life, ESL Level 2 ESLBOI

This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics; read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners; expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns; and link English sentences to compose paragraphs. The course also supports students’ continuing adaptation to the Ontario school system by expanding their knowledge of diversity in their new province and country.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ESLAOI – Beginning Communication in English, ESL Level 1

English for School and Work, ESL Level 3 ESLCOI

This course further extends students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program. This course also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship, and to a variety of current Canadian issues.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ESLBOI – English in Daily Life, ESL Level 2

W – English, Workplace ENG3EI

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2PI – Ap – English, Applied or ENG2LI – Ess – English, Essential

C – English, College ENG3CI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Ac – English, Academic or ENG2PI – Ap – English, Applied or ENG2DP – Pre AP – English, Academic (Enriched)

C – English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3CI

This course focuses on themes, forms, and styles of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will study changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in practical and academic life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course. This course counts as a grade 11 compulsory English credit.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Ac – English, Academic or ENG2PI – Ap – English, Applied

U – English. University ENG3UI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Ac – English, Academic or ENG2DP – Pre AP – English, Academic (Enriched)

U – English, Pre-Advanced Placement Option ENG3UP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 3UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average is 85%.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Ac – English, Academic or ENG2DP – Pre AP – English, Academic (Enriched)

U – English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices NBE3UI

This course focuses on themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a range of literary, informational, and graphic texts of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit authors in Canada. They will analyze changes in use of text forms by Aboriginal authors over time periods and within cultures when expressing themes of identity, relationships, and sovereignty in the 21st century. Students will create oral, written, and media texts to explore their own ideas and understanding focusing on the development of literacy, communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university preparation course. This course counts as a grade 11 compulsory English credit.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – Ac – English, Academic or ENG2PI – Ap – English, Applied or ENG2DP – Pre AP – English, Academic (Enriched)

Study Skills in English, ESL Level 4 ESLDOI

This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESLCOI – English for School and Work, ESL Level 3

Study Skills in English, ESL Level 4 ESLDOI

This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ESLCOI – English for School and Work, ESL Level 3

O – Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Open OLC4OI

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Please see your Guidance Counsellor to add this course.

W – English, Workplace ENG4EI

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – C – English, College or ENG3EI – W – English, Workplace

C – English, College (eLearning) ENG4CE

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.
COURSE NOTE: This course requires a separate application. Please make an appointment with your guidance counselor to discuss whether e-learning is a suitable option for you.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – C – English, College

C – English, College ENG4CI

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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – C – English, College or ENG3UI – U – English. University or NBE3CI – C – English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices

U – English, University (eLearning) ENG4UE

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 coherently and confidently, 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.
COURSE NOTE: This course requires a separate application. Please make an appointment with your guidance counselor to discuss whether e-learning is a suitable option for you.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – U – English. University or ENG3UP – U – English, Pre-Advanced Placement Option or NBE3UI – U – English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices

U – English, University ENG4UI

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 coherently and confidently, 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.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – U – English. University or ENG3UP – U – English, Pre-Advanced Placement Option or NBE3UI – U – English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices

U – English, Advanced Placement Option ENG4UP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 4UI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area of communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some Course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students who also take ETS4UP and are seeking continued enrichment as preparation for the AP exam written in May. This course is recommended for students whose average is 85%.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Advanced Placement
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – U – English. University or ENG3UP – U – English, Pre-Advanced Placement Option

See the E-Learning tab if you are considering that type of course.

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