English Department

The English Department encourages students to use oral and written language skills to communicate and solve problems effectively, to think in a critical and insightful manner, and to respond knowledgeably to what they read, hear, and view within our global community.

Through the exploration of themes, rhetoric, and structures in literature, students will develop and share thoughtful ideas, attitudes, and values. Our writing program, which places equal emphasis on both the process and the finished product, facilitates student success by developing skills incrementally. Language study complements the writing process, and also helps to cultivate and sustain strong literacy skills. Speaking and presentation skills are fostered through group work, discussions, dramatizations, and oral projects.

The English program is designed to meet the varied needs of all of our students. Courses are offered at the Essential, Applied/ College, and Academic/University levels.

Teachers in the Department:

Ms. Andrea Ward (Program Leader)

Mr. Adrian Black

Ms. Carrie Butler

Ms. Michelle Edgar-Labelle

Ms. Heather Gallinger

Ms. Shirley MacDonell

Ms. Kim Merkley

Ms. Shannon Prevost

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