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ELL and Transitional

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ELL (English Language Learners)-Formerly ESL 

The ESL program supports students in developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing English language skills at both the communicative/social and the cognitive/academic levels. The aim of the program is to facilitate students’ successful integration into mainstream courses. The program includes ELL 1 & 2 (grades 8 & 9) and ESL 3 (grades 10 – 12). Students usually take 3-4 ELL courses, a Mathematics course, a Physical Education course and one or two grade-level electives. When students are ready to move out of ELL (as determined by their ESL teachers), they take Transitional English, and Transitional Social Studies. In the Senior Transitonal Program, students take a double block of English 10 taught by the same teacher on alternate days.
 
ELL Junior Program (Grades 8 and 9)
 
ESL 1 - Junior Reception Level ESL 2 - Junior Intermediate Level
ESL 1 COMMUNICATIONS ESL 2 COMMUNICATIONS
ESL 1 READING ESL 2 READING
ESL SCIENCE JR ESL SCIENCE JR
ESL SOCIAL STUDIES JR ESL SOCIAL STUDIES JR
 

ELL 1 Communications
This course is designed to promote oral communication skills. Students develop speaking and listening comprehension in a variety of contexts. With an emphasis on oral fluency, students engage in activities such as role-play, oral presentations, interviews, and dramatic presentations in a cooperative and supportive setting. Students are also encouraged to practice pronunciation, stress and intonation to increase confidence and further develop effective communication skills in English.

ELL 1 Reading
This is an introductory reading course designed to prepare students for ESL 2 and ESL 3. Students will explore a variety of texts including level-appropriate short stories and novels. An emphasis is placed on reading comprehension and vocabulary building. Students are also encouraged to read for enjoyment.

ELL 2 Communications
This course prepares students for integration into the mainstream academic program. It focuses on developing students’ speaking and listening comprehension in a variety of contexts. With an emphasis on oral fluency, students engage in activities such as role-play, oral presentations, interviews, and dramatic presentations in a cooperative and supportive setting. Students are also encouraged to practice pronunciation, stress and intonation to increase confidence and further develop effective communication skills in English.

ELL 2 Reading
This course is designed to prepare students for integration in Transitional and mainstream English courses. It focuses on literature including short stories, mythology, novel study and poetry. It further emphasizes reading comprehension and vocabulary building. In addition, students are given opportunities to communicate about what they have read both orally and in writing. Indeed, developing writing skills is also a feature of this course.

ELL Science (Junior)
This course follows the same curriculum as the regular Science 8 and Science 9 courses. Students are given language support in the form of extra vocabulary lists, graphic organizers and other visual aids, as well as lesson notes. Students move into either Science 9 or Science 10 depending on their age, as well as on their abilities.

ELL Social Studies (Junior)
This course is based on the Social Studies curriculum at the grade 8 and 9 levels. Content is modified to accommodate language levels. Vocabulary building, note-taking and developing research skills are key components of this course.

ELL Senior Program (Grades 10, 11 and 12)

 

ESL 3 - Senior Reception Level ESL 4 - Senior Intermediate Level
ESL 3 COMMUNICATIONS ESL 4 COMMUNICATIONS
ESL 3 READING ESL 4 READING
ESL SCIENCE SR ESL SCIENCE SR
ESL SOCIAL STUDIES SR ESL SOCIAL STUDIES SR

 

ELL 3 Communications
The aim of this senior-level course is to prepare students from integration into the mainstream academic program with regards to oral competency. It focuses on developing students’ speaking and listening comprehension in a variety of contexts. With an emphasis on oral fluency, students engage in activities such as role-play, oral presentations, interviews, and dramatic presentations in a cooperative and supportive setting. Students are also encouraged to practice pronunciation, stress and intonation to increase confidence and to promote functional competence in English for academic purposes.

ELL 3 Reading
This course is designed to develop academic reading skills and consolidating good reading habits. By way of guided practice, students strengthen fundamental reading skills such as identifying text patterns, following ideas and information and determining main idea, theme and point-of-view in various texts. In addition, students practice using strategies to understand the meaning of vocabulary and use study skills to convey an understanding of what they have read. Thus, writing is an integral feature of this course.

ELL 4 Communications
The aim of this senior-level course is to prepare students from integration into the mainstream academic program with regards to oral competency. It focuses on developing students’ speaking and listening comprehension in a variety of contexts. With an emphasis on oral fluency, students engage in activities such as role-play, oral presentations, interviews, and dramatic presentations in a cooperative and supportive setting. Students are also encouraged to practice pronunciation, stress and intonation to increase confidence and to promote functional competence in English for academic purposes.

ELL 4 Reading
This course is designed to develop academic reading skills and consolidating good reading habits. By way of guided practice, students strengthen fundamental reading skills such as identifying text patterns, following ideas and information and determining main idea, theme and point-of-view in various texts. In addition, students practice using strategies to understand the meaning of vocabulary and use study skills to convey an understanding of what they have read. Thus, writing is an integral feature of this course.

ELL Science (Senior)
This course highlights the Science 10 curriculum and covers selected material from chemistry, physics, and biology modified for student level. Students review work on a regular basis and practice their written and oral skills. There is an emphasis on developing reading comprehension and building vocabulary. Students move to Science 10 when they demonstrate the ability to understand teacher directions, read text and understand basic ideas, write clearly and demonstrate appropriate lab procedures.

ELL Social Studies (Senior)
This course provides students with knowledge of Canada’s history, geography and politics. Students prepare projects, oral presentations and practice mapping skills. Developing research skills is also an integral feature of this course.

Transitional

Transitonal Junior Program (grades 8 and 9)
TRANSITIONAL Junior
TRANSITIONAL ENGLISH JUNIOR
ESL SUPPORT JUNIOR
TRANSITIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES  

 

Transitional English Jr

The course is designed to prepare students who have progressed beyond English as a Second Language class for entering into junior and senior English classes the following year. Because the usual route is for students to go into either English 9 or English 10 following their year of transitional English, the course follows a modified and amalgamated version of the English 8 and English 9 curricula and uses several of the textbooks employed in those courses. Students who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in both their written and spoken English may be MOVED to a regular English 10 class if they are presently registered in Grade 9. Those presently registered in Grade 8 will be moved to a regular English 9 class if successful in their class.

English Language Support Jr
English Language Support aims at assisting and supporting students in the mainstream academic program who have been identified as needing English language support in their academic course work.

Transitional Social Studies Jr
The purpose of this transitional course is to prepare Grade 8 and 9 ESL students who developed some language proficiency to move into regular social studies concepts. The goals of the course are essentially those of the regular social studies curriculum. The decision to move students into regular social studies courses is based on a social studies language and skills inventory, age and readiness for advancement, maturity, language competency, reading comprehension, listening skills, and course work completed.

Transitional Senior Program (grades 10, 11 and 12)
TRANSITIONAL Senior
10DBK- ENGLISH 10 DOUBLE BLOCK
ESL SUPPORT SENIOR
TRANSITIONAL SOCIAL STUDIES  
ENGLISH 11 DOUBLE BLOCK
ESL SUPPORT SENIOR
English 10: Double Block

The course is designed to prepare older students, who have progressed beyond English as a Second Language classes, for entering into senior English class the following year. The usual route is for students to go into regular English 10 or English 11, following their year of transitional English. This course allows students to receive the full English 10 curriculum by utilizing two periods of their timetable (on consecutive days), taught by the same teacher. At the end of the course, students will write the Grade 10 Provincial Examination, worth 20% of the year, which is required for graduation.

Transitional Social Studies Sr
This course is designed to prepare Grade 10 and 11 ELL students who have developed some language proficiency to move into regular social studies classes. It provides a background (survey) of Canadian history, and geography, familiarity with current affairs and a survey of Canadian political structure. Students completing this course gain entry to a regular social studies course or credit for Grade 10 Social Studies.