Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
English for Language Learners (ELL)

BRITISH COLUMBIA CULTURE 8 - 12

This course develops the ELL student's ability to analyze and think deeply about the nature of human societies and our relationship to the environment; it is recommended for students who are Expanding and Consolidating English speakers. ELL students will engage in activities that improve the essential English skills necessary for active citizenship: reading, writing, viewing, representing, listening, and speaking.

This is a credit course with an assigned MYP Level.


ENGLISH FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS 8 - 12

ELL provides need extra time in small classes to support students with their learning of English; recommended for Beginning, Developing and Expanding phases of English language learning 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 in order to recommend next placement.

This is a non credit course.


ELL SEMINAR 8 -12  

This course is designed to enable Indirect Consolidating 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 10 - 12  

This course is designed to facilitate the transition of ELL students to mainstream English by extending strategies and skills in the four main language areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will look at how language is used differently depending on culture; at the diversity of ideas and identities; and at how language is used to enable growth, communication, and academic success.  This course is recommended for Expanding and Consolidating ELL students.

This is a credit course with an assigned MYP level.