Course Title: English as a Second Language ESL Level 2
Course Code: ESLBO
Grade: ESL Level 1
Course Type: Open
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: None
Department: English as a Second Language and English Literacy

Course Description

This course extends students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English for everyday and academic purposes. Students will participate in conversations in structured situations on a variety of familiar and new topics; read a variety of texts designed or adapted for English language learners; expand their knowledge of English grammatical structures and sentence patterns; and link English sentences to compose paragraphs. The course also supports students’ continuing adaptation to the Ontario school system by expanding their knowledge of diversity in their new province and country.

Course Outline
  • ESLBO Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLBO Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Listening for Specific Information over Telephone (A1.1)
  • U1L2 Following Directions (Part 2) (A1.1)
  • U1L3 Interviewing a Classmate (Part 1) (A1.2)
  • U1L4 Interviewing a Classmate (Part 2) (A1.2)
  • U1L5 Folk Tales of Diverse Cultures (B1.1)
  • U1L6 Learning about Poetry (B1.1)
  • U1L7 Retelling Content (B1.2)
  • U1L8 Main Idea of Short, Adapted Text (B1.2)
  • U1L9 Informal Class discussion of Text (B1.3)
  • U1L10 Creating a Diary Entry Based on Story Character (B1.3)
  • U1L11 Sequence of Information in Advertisement (B1.4)
  • U1L12 The Five W’s Format of Articles (Part 2) (B1.4)
  • U1L13 Composing Short Dialogue Between Two Characters (Part 1)(C1.1)
  • U1L14 Composing Short Dialogue Between Two Characters (Part 2) (C1.1)
  • U1L15 Composing Short Letters to Friends and Family (C1.2)
  • U1L16 Creating a Haiku Poem (C1.2)
  • U1L17 Completing a Survey (C1.3)
  • U1L18 Compiling a Shopping List (C1.3)
  • U1L19 Making Polite Suggestions, Requests and Apologies (Part 1) (D1.1)
  • U1L20 Making Polite Suggestions, Requests and Apologies (Part 2) (D1.1)
  • U1L21 Gestures, Facial Expressions or Conventions of Eye Contact (Part 1) (D1.2)
  • U1L22 Gestures, Facial Expressions or Conventions of Eye Contact (Part 2) (D1.2)
  • U1L23 Similarities and Differences of Regions of Canada (D2.1)
  • U1L24 Graphic Organizer of Aboriginal People (D2.1)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLBO Unit 1 Assignment
  • ESLBO – Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLBO Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Responding to Greetings and Invitations (A2.1)
  • U2L2 Responding to Compliments and Apologies (A2.1)
  • U2L3 Non-verbal Cues (A2.2)
  • U2L4 Polite Expressions (A2.2)
  • U2L5 Evocative Descriptions of Setting (B1.5)
  • U2L6 Adjectives Creating Mood or Character Traits (B1.5)
  • U2L7 Activating Prior Knowledge Using Concept Web (B2.1)
  • U2L8 Guessing Meanings of Unfamiliar Words Using Context Clues(B2.1)
  • U2L9 Features of Adapted Texts (Part 1) (B2.2)
  • U2L10 Features of Adapted Texts (Part 2) (B2.2)
  • U2L11 Common Connecting Devices (B2.3)
  • U2L12 Common Transition Words and Phrases(B2.3)
  • U2L13 Writing a Paragraph of Variety of Natural Resources in Canada (C2.1)
  • U2L14 Recounting Events (C2.1)
  • U2L15 Linking Sentences Using Transition Words (Part 1) (C2.2)
  • U2L16 Linking Sentences Using Transition Words (Part 2) (C2.2)
  • U2L17 Grammatical Structures of Compound Sentences (Writing) (C3.1)
  • U2L18 Grammatical Structures of Compound Sentences (Writing) (Part 2) (C3.1)
  • U2L19 Functions of Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government (D2.2)
  • U2L20 Electoral Process and Main Political Parties (D2.2)
  • U2L21 Survey of first-language Media (D2.3)
  • U2L22 Bulletin-board Display in Different Languages (D2.3)
  • U2L23 Levels of Achievement and Provincial Standard (D3.1)
  • U2L24 Emphasis of Evidence-based Learning and School Work (D3.1)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLBO Unit 2 Assignment
  • ESLBO Unit 2 Online Test
  • ESLBO – Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLBO Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Vocabulary to Explain Aspects of Traditional Life (A2.3)
  • U3L2 Brief Story of Imaginary or Real Event (A2.3)
  • U3L3 Grammatical Structures of Compound Sentences (Speaking) (Part 1) (A3.1)
  • U3L4 Grammatical Structures of Compound Sentences (Speaking) (Part 2) (A3.1)
  • U3L5 Grammatical Structures of Compound Sentences (Reading) (Part 1) (B2.4)
  • U3L6 Grammatical Structures of Compound Sentences (Reading) (Part 2) (B2.4)
  • U3L7 Context Clues to Infer Meaning (B3.1)
  • U3L8 Creating a Notebook of Vocabulary (B3.1)
  • U3L9 Patterns of Word Structures (Part 1) (B3.2)
  • U3L10 Patterns of Word Structures (Part 2) (B3.2)
  • U3L11 Personal Word Banks and Dictionaries (Part 1) (B3.3)
  • U3L12 Personal Word Banks and Dictionaries (Part 2)(B3.3)
  • U3L13 Spelling Common Words (C3.2)
  • U3L14 Using Word Knowledge to Help Spell New Words (C3.2)
  • U3L15 Graphic Organizer To Sort and Classify Information (Part 1) (C4.1)
  • U3L16 Graphic Organizer To Sort and Classify Information (Part 2) (C4.1)
  • U3L17 Draft Pieces of Writing Using Model or Template (Part 1) (C4.2)
  • U3L18 Draft Pieces of Writing Using Model or Template (Part 2) (C4.2)
  • U3L19 Setting Goals for Homework Project (D3.2)
  • U3L20 Making and Following Plans for Deadlines(D3.2)
  • U3L21 Finding Roles in Group Projects (Part 1) (D3.3)
  • U3L22 Finding Roles in Group Projects (Part 2) (D3.3)
  • U3L23 Settlement Agencies and School Information Meetings (D3.4)
  • U3L24 School Community Partnerships (D3.4)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLBO Unit 3 Assignment
  • ESLBO – Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to ESLBO Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Consonant Sounds (A3.2)
  • U4L2 Stressing First Syllables of Compound Words (A3.2)
  • U4L3 Using Pause Fillers (A3.3)
  • U4L4 Asking for Confirmation of Correct Use of Words (A3.3)
  • U4L5 Using Rehearsed Phrases From List of Learned Expressions (A3.3)
  • U4L6 Locating Abridged or Modified Versions of Science and Geography (B4.1)
  • U4L7 Locating Online Databases and First-language Sources (B4.1)
  • U4L8 Creating T-Chart of Canadian Political Parties and Leaders (B4.2)
  • U4L9 Labeling a Diagram of Food Chain (B4.2)
  • U4L10 Comparing Information For Research Assignment (Part 1)(B4.3)
  • U4L11 Comparing Information For Research Assignment (Part 2) (B4.3)
  • U4L12 Revising Drafts Using Strategies(C4.3)
  • U4L13 Editing Drafts Using Strategies (C4.3)
  • U4L14 Proofreading Drafts Using Strategies (C4.3)
  • U4L15 Creating a Cover Page (C4.4)
  • U4L16 Using Font Sizes for Final Product (C4.4)
  • U4L17 Identifying Writing Strategies (C4.5)
  • U4L18 Reflecting on Writing Strategies (C4.5)
  • U4L19 Obtaining Information of Media Texts (Part 1) (D4.1)
  • U4L20 Obtaining Information of Media Texts (Part 2) (D4.1)
  • U4L21 Features of Media Texts for Specific Audiences (Part 1) (D4.2)
  • U4L22 Features of Media Texts for Specific Audiences (Part 2) (D4.2)
  • U4L23 Creating an Advertisement (D4.3)
  • U4L24 Designing a Billboard (D4.3)
  • Finish and Hand in ESLBO Unit 4 Assignment
  • ESLBO Unit 4 Online Test
  • ESLBO Final Project
  • ESLBO Final Exam
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