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English

December 2, 2021

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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The Manitoba English Curriculum is designed to develop and improve the academic skills associated in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing. 

The following courses are designed to improve literacy skills not only within the English classroom, but cross-circularly as well.  Please note: Students may not be enrolled in multiple grade level courses in one semester.

Some terminology you may want to understand before you read on:

  • Literary is the academic understanding of literature, connected to ideas and themes in both an historical and contemporary context within our society- the art of language.

  • Transactional is the pragmatic role of communication that is applicable to current fiction and nonfiction forms- the function of language.


ENGLISH COURSES

ENGLISH 10F/READING IS THINKING 10S | ENGR1F/RITR1S – 2 Credits

All grade 9 students will take both these courses concurrently. Students develop ways to understand and respond to a wide variety of texts.

ENGLISH 20F/READING IS THINKING 20S | ENGR2F/RITR2S – 2 Credits

Students will take these courses concurrently.  English 20F is a foundations course which commences with a six week reading and writing workshop, moving on to a variety of fiction and non-fiction literature such as novel-study, plays and poetry.  Reading is Thinking 20S is designed to enhance students' basic skills acquired in the foundations course, emphasis is given to reading and representing. Students will participate in both group and individual work environments.Prerequisite – English 10F/Reading is Thinking 10S

COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH 30S – INDIGENOUS FOCUS| ENGC3S – 1 Credit

 This course is designed for students who wish to explore a variety of texts focusing on an Aboriginal theme. Both pragmatic and literary texts developed by and for indigenous people will be used. Students will have the opportunity to read, analyze, and discuss the evolution of Indigenous writing in Canada. This course will provide a foundation for the Grade 12 Comprehensive English – Indigenous Focus credit. This course will contain 50% Literary and 50% Transactional components. Prerequisite – ENGR2F / RITR2S

COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH 40S – INDIGENOUS FOCUS| ENGC4S – 1 Credit

This course is designed to build on the information learned in Comprehensive English 30S – Aboriginal Focus. Students will explore a variety of texts written by and for Aboriginal people, both in Canada and around the world. The impact of Aboriginal texts on Canadian culture will also be examined.  Students will also study a variety of writing formats that will prepare them for the Provincial Standards Exam at the end of this course. Students will complete the Provincial Standards Exam at the end of this course. Prerequisite – ENGC3S – Indigenous Focus  


English Specialized University Preparatory Courses

GRADE 10 AND 11 - ENGLISH ENRICHED 20S ENGE2F/ENGE3S – 2 Credits

Students who wish to enter this accelerated program must be highly motivated and possess the skills, knowledge and attitudes to participate in a demanding curriculum.  Students must be prepared to work independently and in groups, and to read extensively.  Interested candidates must write and pass an entrance examination, prior to their acceptance into this program.  Please contact your school counsellor for examination dates and times, or refer to the DMCI school website.

GRADE 11 – ENGLISH SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY

(SUP) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 30s | ENGL3S/ENGT3S – 2 Credits

This is a popular program at DMCI and is designed for students planning to enter a post-secondary institution.  This is a full year commitment that will result in two grade 11 credits.  Course material will encompass both literary and transactional matter.   Students will be exposed to a variety of traditional and modern fiction and non-fiction reading materials, (drama, novels, poetry, essays etc.), as well as a variety of writing forms, and analytical skills.  Prerequisite: English 20F/Reading Is Thinking 20S

GRADE 12 – ENGLISH SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY

(SUP) CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 40S – 2 Credits

This is the continuation of the Grade 11 SUP program.  It is designed for students planning to pursue post-secondary education. This is a full year commitment that will result in two grade 12 credits.  Grade twelve students will custom design their English program.  Students must select 1 Compulsory course (from the list below) in order to fulfill the requirements for graduation, and 1 additional Specialized credit. Prerequisite: Grade 11 English Specialized University (SUP)


Compulsory Course (Select one from those listed below)

ENGLISH TRANSACTIONAL (SUP) 40S | ENGT4S – 1 Credit

The emphasis of this course is on non-fictional materials (interviews, articles, biographies, and reports). Students will complete the Provincial Standards Exam at the end of this course. (30% Literary and 70% Transactional) Prerequisite: Grade 11 English Specialized University (SUP)

ENGLISH LITERARY (SUP) 40S | ENGL4S – 1 Credit

This course is designed for those students who enjoy working with traditional literature, including novels, drama, short stories, and poetry. Non-fiction material is included. Students will complete the Provincial Standards Exam at the end of the course. (70% Literary and 30% Transactional Prerequisite: Grade 11 English Specialized University (SUP)


Specialized Credits (Select a minimum of one from courses listed below)

ENGLISH – SPECIALIZED CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS | ENTS4S – 1 Credit

This course emphasizes the creative communication process found in contemporary professional practice.  There is an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork through exploration and design.  Creative communications will infuse both visual storytelling and creative writing with effective communication techniques expected in today's corporate environment.  The materials used in this course comes from a variety of sources such as digital and social media platforms, film, dramas, current media publications, documents and manuals.  Prerequisite: Grade 11 English Specialized University (SUP)

ENGLISH – UNIVERSITY PREP (SUP) 40S | ENCS4S – 1 Credit

This course emphasizes the technical communication process found in the post-secondary environment.  The focus of the course is to transform high school writing into the formal expository style writing required for success in university.  The materials used in this course come from a variety of sources such as interviews, manuals, research journals and documents. Prerequisite: Grade 11 English Specialized University (SUP)

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