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Integrated Summer School & Orientation Program

TDSB offers this unique program to all new secondary international students joining the TDSB for the September intake, and existing Grade 8 international students transitioning to Grade 9 are also welcome to join. This 4-week program is offered either virtually or in -person from end of July to end of August each year, and students can choose one course from the following list of exciting learning opportunities:

Code

Course Name

Grade

English Level

ESL A

English as a Second Language

9 – 12

ESL A

ESL B

English as a Second Language

9 – 12

ESL B

ESL C

English as a Second Language

9 – 12

ESL C

ESL D

English as a Second Language

9 – 12

ESL D

ESL E

English as a Second Language

9 – 12

ESL E

HIF2O

Exploring Family Studies

10

ESL A, ESL B

GWL3O

Designing Your Future

11

ESL D, ESL E

ADA1O Drama 9 - 12 ESL B, ESL C

 

The exact dates of the program and reporting details will be posted here around end of April each year.

ESL (ESLAO/BO/CO/DO/EO)

This course extends students’ English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for everyday and essential academic purposes, and provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines.

Exploring Family Studies: Grade 9 or 10 (HIF1O/2O)

This course explores how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society.

Designing Your Future: Grade 11 (GWL3O)

This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics.

Drama: Grade 9 (ADA10)

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

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