Course Title: English as a Second Language ESL Level 1
Course Code: ESLAO
Grade: ESL Level 1
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: None
Department: English as a Second Language and English Literacy

This course builds on students’ previous education and language knowledge to introduce them to the English language and help them adjust to the diversity in their new environment. Students will use beginning English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes. They will engage in short conversations using basic English language structures and simple sentence patterns; read short adapted texts; and write phrases and short sentences. The course also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to begin to adapt to their new lives in Canada.

For the fiscal year ended May 31, 2005, revenues increased 12 percent to $13.7 billion, compared to $12.3 billion in fiscal year 2004. Changes in currency exchange rates contributed three percentage points of this growth, while the acquisition of Converse and Starter added one point. Full year net income was up 28 percent to $1.2 billion, or $4.48 per diluted share, versus $945.6 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, in 2004.