Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
English for Language Learners (ELL)
BRITISH COLUMBIA CULTURE 8 - 12

This course introduces ELL students to the culture and history of Canada; it is recommended for Level 3 speakers. ELL students will study the history and government of Canada to better understand the values and issues of Canadians. As they examine their local culture, ELL students will broaden and deepen their knowledge of the four essential English skills necessary for active citizenship: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

This is a credit course with an assigned MYP Level.

 
ENGLISH FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS 8 - 12

ELL is an elective course limited to those students who need extra time in small classes to support their learning of English; recommended for Level 1 or 2 speakers. In these classes, students work to develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The objective of these classes is to sufficiently improve students' English to allow them to move to Language Strategies 10 and BC Culture. Teachers will evaluate and report on development in a variety of ways including anecdotal reports, MYP Levels and parent interviews.

This is a non credit course with no assigned percentage.

 
ELL SEMINAR 8 -12  

This course is designed to enable Indirect Level 3 ELL students to extend and advance their use of strategies and skills in the four main areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It focusses on extending and advancing the strategies needed to communicate across all curricula. It is run concurrently with Language Strategies 10-12/mainstream Language and Literature classes.

This is a non credit course with no assigned percentage.

 
LANGUAGE STRATEGIES 8 - 12  

This course is designed to facilitate the transition of ELL students to English 10 by extending the language strategies and skills in the four main language areas of speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing and representing. The course focuses on providing students with opportunities to acquire and practice the strategies necessary for successful communication across the curriculum.  This course is recommended for Level 3 ELL students.

This is a credit course with an assigned MYP level.