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English and Modern Languages Department

To have another language is to possess a second soul. – Charlemagne

The English and Modern Languages Department offers English, French, Spanish, and ELL, and organizes the completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).  Language and communication skills are central to every person's growth and development.  Learning to communicate in way that reflects Gospel values and responsible citizenship is key.  Students will learn to use language for a variety of purposes, a variety, of audiences, and in a variety of situations in preparation for their chosen pathway after high school.  The Department is committed to fostering in students a love of reading, and the development of 21st Century Skills, as well as embracing Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy, and encouraging student voice and choice in students' learning experience. 

Language provides the skills and opportunities to read widely, think deeply, speak and write clearly and logically, and communicate creatively.



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