The English curriculum offers a program that recognizes the central importance of language and literary texts in academic and daily life, both for work and enjoyment. The development and consolidation of media literacy, oral communication, and critical and creative thinking skills prepares students for the demands they will experience in post secondary education and the workforce.
The study of international languages helps students to develop the skills they will need to communicate effectively with people from other countries and at the same time improve their skills in the English language.
The communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are more important than ever in the modern business world, in which the timely exchange of information is often the key to success. International language programs provide ideal opportunities for students to develop and refine these important skills.
ESL and ELD
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program develops students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. This program also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to adapt to their new lives in Canada.
The English Literacy Development (ELD) program is intended for English language learners who have gaps in their first language skills.