Toronto Programs & Schedules for 2010
The ESL 100 and ESL 200 content will be a blend of English as a second language, English for Business and English for special purpose. Students will learn English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and definitions using actual career training terminology, instruction manuals, trade and industry publications, industry text books, tests and exams, business forms and correspondence.
COMPREHENSION for READING and LISTENING
The student will develop the comprehension skills necessary for word recognition, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading/listening and to check for understanding. Develop vocabulary to facilitate comprehension in the content areas. Use decoding strategies to understand unfamiliar words.
Students will: identify appropriate meaning from written/stated text, determine and verify the correct meaning/usage of multi-meaning words, be able to use a dictionary, thesaurus, or electronic dictionary, be able to replace words in context with an appropriate synonym or antonym, recognize and use grade appropriate and/or content specific vocabulary, locate information using available text features (e.g., maps, charts, graphics, indexes, glossaries, and tables of content), determine the main idea in a given paragraph or passage, determine cause-effect relationships, draw inferences from selected passages, compare and contrast, identify examples within context, validate reliable sources to use on a specified topic, explore statements in context for determination as fact or opinion,
Students should use appropriate pronunciation, expression, and rate, recognize the effect of stressed and unstressed syllables on pronunciation, participate in creative responses (e.g., answers, explanations, debates, speeches), create and deliver an organized oral presentation using multiple sources of information from any content area utilizing visual aids for contextual support, define and apply internal (subjective) and external (objective) criteria in making critical evaluations of given statements.
The student will be able to demonstrate proper spelling, appropriate word use, punctuation, sentence structure, tense, and voice in a variety of written formats. This will include: use of appropriate nouns (i.e., predicate nouns and appositives); verbs (i.e., linking verbs and action verbs with completers); pronouns (i.e., proper case agreement with antecedent); adjectives (i.e., phrases and clauses, predicate adjectives); adverbs (i.e., comparisons, phrases and clauses); conjunctions (i.e., coordinating, correlative, subordinating); and interjections, make verbs agree with their subjects in person and number, regardless of compound subjects, collective noun subjects, or intervening material, use transitional words effectively, distinguish between clauses (i.e., main/subordinate) and phrases (i.e., adjectival, prepositional, verbal), self correction of run-on sentences and/or sentence fragments, demonstrate the correct use of commas, semicolons, underlining/italicizing, and colons, proof and edit own work regularly for capitalization, punctuation, language structure, and vocabulary.
ESL 100 and ESL 200
January & February - 200 hours, five hour a day program
March & April - 200 hours, five hour a day program
May & June - 200 hours, five hour a day program
July & August - 200 hours, five hour a day program
September & October - 200 hours, five hour a day program
November & December - 200 hours, five hour a day program
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