CONT770 Intermediate English @ Courses for Teachers - Queen's Continuing Teacher Education
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Continuing Teacher Education

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Intermediate English

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Course Schedule
Session Dates Deadline Status
Winter 2020 Jan 27, 2020 - Apr 10, 2020 Jan 24, 2020 Open
Late Winter 2020 Feb 24, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020 Feb 14, 2020 Open
Spring 2020 Apr 13, 2020 - Jun 12, 2020 Mar 27, 2020 Open
Late Spring 2020 May 11, 2020 - Jul 03, 2020 Apr 24, 2020 Open
Summer 2020 Jun 29, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020 Jun 12, 2020 Open
Late Summer 2020 Aug 10, 2020 - Oct 02, 2020 Jul 24, 2020 Open
*Registration will remain open until 4:00 pm on the posted registration deadline date.
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Course Description

  • CONT770
  • CAN 745.00
  • ABQ Intermediate
  • 6 credits
  • 125 hours
  • EN
  • Online

Teaching English Language Arts is complex in a world where students engage with a wide variety of information and communication technologies. Teachers wonder how they can direct the interest of their students toward reading or writing stories and how to teach them to be critical users of a wide range of media.

In CONT 770, you will consider English Language Arts in light of current issues and trends with a view to responding meaningfully to students and exploring effective teaching practices.

The course begins by asking you to reflect on the subject of English Language Arts and the role of the teacher and then moves to a consideration of the strands from the Language curriculum (for Grades 7 and 8) and from the English curriculum (for Grades 9 and 10) and some of the theories and issues that underpin those strands. At the end of the course, you will bring together theory and practice in culminating activities designed to prepare you for teaching Intermediate English Language Arts.

Central to this course is the use of online collaborative learning that serves to create a community of learners and a culture of shared endeavour. Another key component is your growth through self-reflection. A large part of this process can take place in your course Journal.

Course Learning Expectations

In this course you will have the opportunity to:

• assess current research and initiatives in the teaching of English and Language
• demonstrate your understanding of the four curriculum strands for Grades 9 and 10: oral communication, reading and literature studies, writing, and media studies
• explore the three curriculum strands for Grades 7 and 8: reading, writing, oral communication, and media literacy
• integrate the use of technology in your classroom
• promote equity and inclusion in your classrooms and lesson designs
• discover a variety of assessment and evaluation practices

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Application Requirements


We will use the OCT number you provide during online registration to confirm you are an OCT member with an undergraduate degree.


Your transcript(s) must show:

The equivalent of 3.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses in English or the equivalent of 2.0 full-year undergraduate/graduate courses if you already hold another intermediate qualification.

*If you completed a Queen's undergrad (at any time), or a B.Ed., Honour Specialist, or an Intermediate or Senior ABQ course with us within the last 4 years you are not required to resend your transcripts.

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Course Materials

Electronic resources are included within the course content.

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Applicants who require accommodations for a specific learning need (e.g., learning disability) within their AQ/ABQ course, should click here for further information and support.

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