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ESLCO English As A Second Language – Level 3 (Open)

  • ESL

PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 2 or equivalent


Grade: Open

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development

Course Overview

ESLCO online further extends students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English for a variety of everyday and academic purposes. Students will make short classroom oral presentations; read a variety of adapted and original texts in English; and write using a variety of text forms. As well, students will expand their academic vocabulary and their study skills to facilitate their transition to the mainstream school program. ESLCO online also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship, and to a variety of current Canadian issues.

Our Canada

Essential Question: How does a name create identity?

In this unit, students will share stories, ideas and writing about Canada as a country. Students will build on their knowledge of what they have already studied in ESL-A and ESL-B to improve their reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills through critical texts that explore Canadian diversity.


Essential Question: What is Canada's unique history?

In this unit, students will continue to explore our shared history of Canada, by learning about the people, places and events that have shaped this country.


Essential Question: Is Canada a democratic country?

In this unit, students will continue to explore more about Canada, learning specifically about government. Through reading and listening activities, students will work on improving their speaking skills and refine their personal narratives.


Essential Question: How is the Canadian population considered diverse?

In this unit, students will explore diversity amongst the Canadian population. Students will use their own voices and experiences to make connections to Canadian society.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook
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