ESLCO – L3

Categories: English
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About Course

This course 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. This course also introduces students to the rights and responsibilities inherent in Canadian citizenship, and to a variety of current Canadian issues.

 

Course Content

Orientation

  • Orientation – Zoom meeting

Course Outline

Prior to Module 1: Introductions
Welcome! In this class, you are watching the introductory video provided by your instructor. This video provides a brief description of your instructor and explains the syllabus that will be used for this course. What’s Due: 1. You just met your instructor! Record a small video introduction about yourself, minimum 2 minutes - maximum 5 minutes. When speaking, use simple sentences. Tell us your name, age, and tell the class what about you is special. For example: Do you play any sports? Do you play any instruments? Do you speak multiple languages? (Allocated Time: 1 hour)

Module 1 & Critical Cafe 1
Module 1: Listening and Speaking This module focuses on developing your listening and speaking skills. This unit consists of 5 lessons, each targeted to: - Demonstrate your ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate spoken English for a variety of purposes. - Enhance your ability to use speaking skills and strategies to communicate in English for a variety of classroom and social purposes. - Correctly use the language structures appropriate for this level to communicate orally in English. Remember: at the very end of the module is a test! Make sure you study each section of the module prior to starting. What’s Due: 1. Once you have finished all 5 (five) lessons in Module 1, as well as the test, you must complete Critical Cafe 1. For this Cafe, you are to plan for and facilitate in an assigned group, a small discussion in the assignment Forum. This Cafe’s topic is: Restorative Justice Your task will be to briefly share the material you selected (the material required to be collected is explained in the assignment description section), and lead a discussion using questions that you have prepared in advance. Cafe roles include: English Elephant, Resource Raven, Media Moose, and Policy Pronghorn. The roles will rotate each Cafe so that everyone in the group can experience them all. Your cafe report must demonstrate an understanding of the topic, as well as demonstrate your ability to communicate using the English language using proper grammatical structure. This critical report must be a minimum of 250 words - maximum 500 words, single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Please reference the Critical Cafe description for writing prompts and full details on how to complete the response. Module Allocated Time: 22 Hours Cafe Allocated Time: 3 Hours Total Allocated Time: 25 Hours

Module 2 & Critical Cafe 2
Module 2: Reading This module focuses on developing your reading skills. This unit consists of 5 lessons, each targeted to promote your ability to: - Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of texts for different purposes. - Use a variety of reading strategies throughout the reading process to extract meaning from texts. - Use a variety of strategies to build vocabulary. - Locate and extract relevant information from written and graphic texts for a variety of purposes. Remember: at the very end of each module is a test! Make sure you study each section of the module prior to starting. What’s Due: 1. Once you have finished all 5 (five) lessons in Module 2, as well as the test, you must complete Critical Cafe 2. For this Cafe, you are to plan for and facilitate in an assigned group, a small discussion in the assignment Forum. This Cafe’s topic is: Obesity Your task will be to briefly share the material you selected (the material required to be collected is explained in the assignment description section), and lead a discussion using questions that you have prepared in advance. Cafe roles include: English Elephant, Resource Raven, Media Moose, and Policy Pronghorn. The roles will rotate each Cafe so that everyone in the group can experience them all. Your cafe report must demonstrate an understanding of the topic, as well as demonstrate your ability to communicate using the English language using proper grammatical structure. This critical report must be a minimum of 250 words - maximum 500 words, single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Please reference the Critical Cafe description for writing prompts and full details on how to complete the response. Module Allocated Time: 22 Hours Critical Cafe Allocated Time: 3 Hours Total Allocated Time: 25 Hours

Module 3 & Critical Cafe 3
Module 3: Writing This module focuses on developing your writing skills. This unit consists of 5 lessons, each targeted to promote your ability to: - Write in a variety of forms for different purposes and audiences. - Organize ideas coherently in writing. - Correctly use the conventions of written English appropriate for this level, including grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation. - Use the stages of the writing process. Remember: at the very end of the module there is a test! Make sure you study each section of the module prior to starting. What’s Due: 1. Once you have finished all 5 (five) lessons in Module 3, as well as the test, you must complete Critical Cafe 3. For this Cafe, you are to plan for and facilitate in an assigned group, a small discussion in the assignment Forum. This Cafe’s topic is: Natural Disasters Your task will be to briefly share the material you selected (the material required to be collected is explained in the assignment description section), and lead a discussion using questions that you have prepared in advance. Cafe roles include: English Elephant, Resource Raven, Media Moose, and Policy Pronghorn. The roles will rotate each Cafe so that everyone in the group can experience them all. Your cafe report must demonstrate an understanding of the topic, as well as demonstrate your ability to communicate using the English language using proper grammatical structure. This critical report must be a minimum of 250 words - maximum 500 words, single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Please reference the Critical Cafe description for writing prompts and full details on how to complete the response. Module Allocated Time: 22 Hours Critical Cafe Allocated Time: 3 Hours Total Allocated Time: 25 Hours

Module 4 & Critical Cafe 4
Module 4: Socio-Cultural Competence and Media Literacy This module focuses on developing your socio-cultural competence and media literacy. This unit consists of 4 lessons, each targeted to promote your ability to: - Use English and non-verbal communication strategies appropriately in a variety of social contexts. - Demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship, and of the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society. - Demonstrate knowledge of and adaptation to the Ontario education system. - Demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts. Remember: at the very end of the module is a test! Make sure you study each section of the module prior to starting. What’s Due: 1. Once you have finished all 4 (four) lessons in Module 4, as well as the test, you must complete Critical Cafe 4. For this Cafe, you are to plan for and facilitate in an assigned group, a small discussion in the assignment Forum. This Cafe’s topic is: Indigeneity in Ontario classrooms. Your task will be to briefly share the material you selected (the material required to be collected is explained in the assignment description section), and lead a discussion using questions that you have prepared in advance. Cafe roles include: English Elephant, Resource Raven, Media Moose, and Policy Pronghorn. The roles will rotate each Cafe so that everyone in the group can experience them all. Your cafe report must demonstrate an understanding of the topic, as well as demonstrate your ability to communicate using the English language using proper grammatical structure. This critical report must be a minimum of 250 words - maximum 500 words, single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Please reference the Critical Cafe description for writing prompts and full details on how to complete the response. Module Allocated Time: 21 Hours Critical Cafe Allocated Time: 3 Hours Total Allocated Time: 24 Hours

PSA- Public Service Announcement Assignment
PSA - Public Service Announcement Assignment This culminating assignment brings together all of the skills you have developed throughout the Modules. You will be required to create a Public Service Announcement. You will submit your PSA video, as well as a Transcript of your PSA to your instructor, and post it in the forum to share with your peers. You must do both. You are required to provide a comment on at least 1 (one) peer’s PSA. You are always encouraged to engage in conversations on the Forum with your peers about what they shared regarding their culture, as long as you remember to adhere to course policies about respecting diversity. Important Notes: Your PSA should explore a relevant issue in modern times AND share what you have learned about your topic through a PSA that contains a call-to-action. PSA’s can be created using a program of your choice, as long as it is accessible for everyone. Please reference the PSA - Public Service Announcement Assignment description for full details on how to complete this assignment. Total Allocated Time: 10 Hours

Course Review
Course Review: You’re almost done! Please take this time to review all modules to prepare you for your final exam. A Course Review outlining what topics for each unit you must know for the exam will be given. Remember: You are responsible for your learning!

Final Exam
Final Exam: Good luck and Congratulations!

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