Prerequisite:  English 10

In Communications 11, students will continue to develop their ability to use God's gifts of language and reasoning through the six strands of communication:  speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing. The emphasis in Communications 11 is on practical communication, particularly summarizing, responding, paragraph writing, and group discussion.  Students will also continue to develop reading comprehension strategies through the study of literature from a Christian perspective. We begin with a historical focus on Ancient to 17th Century Literature and a thematic focus on war and death.  We end with an uplifting story of redemption through the study of Pilgrim's Progress.

Prerequisite:  Communications 11 or English 11

In Communications 12, students will continue to develop their ability to use God's gifts of language and reasoning through the six strands of communication:  speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing. The emphasis in Communications 12 is on workplace communications, such as letter writing, memos, and basic graphic design. Students will also continue to develop reading comprehension strategies through the study of literature from a Christian perspective.   The literature includes selections from Romantic Literature to Contemporary Literature.

Prerequisite:  English 11

In English 12, students will continue to develop their ability to use God's gifts of language and reasoning through the six strands of communication:  speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing. The emphasis in English 12 is on academic communication, particularly literary critique, formal and informal essays, language style, and Socratic seminars.  Students will also learn to interpret, analyze, and respond to increasingly complex literature from a Christian perspective.   The literature includes selections from Romantic Literature to Contemporary Literature. Student study a range of literary genres and become proficient in recognizing and analyzing literary terms and elements associated with each genre.

Prerequisite:  English 10

In English 11, students will continue to develop their ability to use God's gifts of language and reasoning through the six strands of communication:  speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing. The emphasis in English 11 is on academic communication, particularly literary, persuasive, and reflective essay writing and group discussion.  Students will also learn to interpret, analyze, and respond to increasingly complex literature from a Christian perspective.We begin with a historical focus on Ancient to 17th Century Literature and a thematic focus on war and death.We end with an uplifting story of redemption through the study of Pilgrim's Progress.

English Language Arts 10 is a required graduation diploma examinable course. 

Our English language arts program cultivates the effective use of reading/writing, speaking/listening, and viewing/visually representing so that students learn to clearly understand and communicate ideas and beliefs in serving God and others. 

English 10 also has a particular focus on Canadian literature which integrates well with Socials 10.  The students will study Canadian short stories and poetry as well as thematic units on First Nations and immigration literature.  These units provide students with the opportunity to explore the various faces of Canadian identity and also foster a respect for the Canadian arts.  The students will also study the great British classics:  George Orwell's Animal Farm and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Language Arts 9 focuses on the development of literacy through reading/writing, speaking/listening, and viewing/visually representing, so that students are prepared to serve God and others through the use of language.

Literacy will be fostered through the use of oral, written, and mutli-media forms of communication, and will prepare students to think critically, communicate clearly, and learn and work both independently and with others.

 

God communicates to us through  His Word and message.   In turn we can orally, or through writing, communicate the message of God's word to others.  English 8 develops these skills to prepare students to interact with the world through writing, hearing, comprehending and speaking.