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ESLEO English As A Second Language – Level 5 (Open)

  • ESL

PREREQUISITE: ESL Level 4 or equivalent


Grade: Open

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

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

Course Overview

ESLEO online provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. In ESLEO online, students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.

Reading & Writing

Essential Question: How can we use prior knowledge to improve our reading and writing?

In this unit, students will share strategies and develop critical thinking skills to make them better readers and writers.

Listening & Speaking

Essential Question: How can we improve our speaking skills through careful listening?

In this unit, students will look at different ways that they can improve their listening and speaking skills to make them better communicators.

Novel Study: The Giver

Essential Question: How can we look for truth in fiction?

In this unit, we will explore the themes, characters, plot and various details of the novel, The Giver, and make connections to our world.


Essential Question: How can we learn to believe what we see and read?

In this unit, students will look closely at the media and investigate truth vs. fiction in order to be more critical about what they read, and what is considered a reliable source of information to learn from.

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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