Jarvis Collegiate Institute English and ESL
In the English and ESL program at Jarvis, students engage with a wide variety of texts, both fiction and nonfiction, by a diverse range of authors whose works reflect the cultural diversity that makes our school community so vibrant. Students learn critical thinking and reading skills, how to express themselves effectively both orally and in writing, and how to be savvy creators and consumers of media texts.
Grade 9 and 10 English classes help students build a strong foundation of literacy skills in preparation not only for senior-level classes but also for success on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which they write in their Grade 10 year. We also provide after-school classes for students who require extra literacy support.
Grade 11 and 12 English courses include those at the College, University, Pre-AP, and AP level.
English language learners in the ESL program receive intensive instruction and support in their journey to become proficient readers, writers, and speakers of English. They also enjoy experiential learning opportunities such as the Hockey 4 Youth program (see https://hockey4youth.org/ for more information).
Jarvis Collegiate Institute Moderns
Students at Jarvis can study French at every grade level. In these courses, students enhance their understanding of both written and spoken French in order to become more proficient speakers, readers, and writers of Canada’s second official language.