This is an English Upgrading course for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at the Upper Advanced Level. Students will be able to use and develop the reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills taught at the Lower Advanced Level. Through the study of themes, students develop language for educational goals and functional use in the community. Students will be able to read and answer comprehension questions on longer, more complex high interest authentic and abridged stories. Students will be able to distinguish fact from opinion and recognize contradictions in information. Vocabulary will be developed through current affairs, idiom exercises, more complex short stories and readers. Students will be able to identify metaphors, personifications and similes. Students will demonstrate unity of thought, cohesion, transitions and conclusion in their writing. Students will create stories in response to a variety of stimuli and express personal opinions with some generalization or abstraction. Students will continue to develop computer skills/literacy by using email and a word program to write letters (complaints, information, ordering a product, social communication). Students will build on numerical skills from lower levels in order to complete more complex forms, interpret and classify more complex visual data, and read more complex graphs. Using more formal presentation skills, students will prepare and do a timed presentation for the class on a set topic, using written (12-15 sentences) and visual material. They will also answer 7 audience questions based on their presentation.
Course code: DHHE 0670F
Length: 20 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.