Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
English as a Second Language
BRITISH COLUMBIA CULTURE 8 - 12
This course introduces ESL students to the culture of modern day British Columbia and Canada; it is recommended for Level 3 speakers. ESL students will study the beliefs, expectations, and values of Canadians. As they examine their local culture, ESL students will broaden and deepen their knowledge of the four essential English skills areas necessary for active citizenship: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
This is a credit course with an assigned percentage.
British Columbia Culture 8-12 course outline
 
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 8 - 12
ESL 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. Teachers will evaluate and report on development in a variety of ways including anecdotal reports and parent interviews.
This is a non credit course with no assigned percentage.
English as a Second Language 8-12 course outline
 
ESL SEMINAR 8 -12  
This course is designed to enable Indirect ESL 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 English classes.
This is a non credit course with no assigned percentage.
ESL Seminar 8-12 course outline
 
LANGUAGE STRATEGIES 8 - 12  
This course is designed to facilitate the transition of ESL 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. It is highly recommended that students have attained at least a Level 2 ESL standing before attempting this course.
This is a credit course with an assigned percentage.
Language Strategies 8-12 course outline