The North Park Languages Department is intellectually curious, innovative and progressive in its approach to teaching language skills, communication fundamentals, and foundational literacy. The objective of the English program at North Park is to provide students with a wide variety of experiences with both traditional and non-traditional text forms. This is a plan designed to improve reading proficiency, writing effectiveness, speaking precision and critical thinking. Students are thereby supported towards a wide variety of post-secondary pathways and endowed with skill sets to be conscientious 21st century citizens of the world.
Teachers in Our Department:
The following teachers are part of the Languages Department in the 2019-2020 school year:
|English ||||||French & Spanish|
|Ms Lee||Mr. Panwar||Mme. Hirsch|
|Mr. D'Apice||Ms Levis||Ms Prashad||Mme. Pebesma |
|Mr. Gravina||Mr. Luchak||Ms Schneider||Mme. Pepper|
|Ms Kulendiralingam||Mr. Mannello||Ms Trivedi||Mme. Wood|
Co-Curricular Activities in Languages:
As a department, we offer numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to support student success. Examples of curricular activities include: field trips, media production, research projects, writer workshops, and in technology. Extra-curricular activities run by Language Department members include: Prom Committee, Speak (Poetry Night), Zonta, Debate Club, Yearbook, Page Turners (Book Club).
In addition to all courses and credits compulsory to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.), the English Department at North Park also offers elective course credits that lead to a wide range of professional pathways such as:
EMS3O0, Media Studies: Decoding Comicbooks, Movies, Video Games, Advertising and Pop Culture.
ETS4U0, Literature Studies: Classical Texts, Famous Authors and Landmark Works of Fiction.
EWC4U0, Writer's Craft: Creative writing, Journalism and Blogging
Please speak to your Language Department teachers to discuss your pathway to success.