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To participate fully in the society and workplace of the 21st century, today’s students need to be able to use language with skill, confidence and flexibility. The English curriculum offers a challenging program that recognizes the central importance of language as a fundamental element of identity and culture. Students become aware of the many purposes for which language is used and the diverse forms it can take to serve particular purposes and audiences.

 

The plethora of texts students encounter on any given day contain messages which reflect the biases and opinions of their creators. Since notions of 'reality' are based on messages that have been constructed, author’s attitudes, interpretations, and intent must be thoughtfully and critically evaluated by readers. Students increasingly become critical consumers of texts--they question texts and assess their validity, express opinions, support their opinions with sound arguments, evidence from the text and from their prior experiences, and they transform texts when the messages contained disadvantage groups of people. The English program encourages students to develop a lifelong love of reading and writing, speaking, listening that will enable them to better understand themselves and others. It prepares students for the literacy demands they face as Canadian citizens and members of the global community.

 

ENGLISHGr. 9Gr. 10Gr. 11Gr. 12
English – AcademicENG 1D0ENG 2D0  
English – AppliedENG 1P0ENG 2P0  
English – Locally DevelopedENG 1L0ENG 2L0  
English – University   ENG 3U0ENG 4U0
English – Workplace   ENG 3E0ENG 4E0
English – College   ENG 3C0ENG 4C0
   
   
Literacy Course    OLC 4O0

 

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