Toronto’s school system has struggled to meet its ambitious goal of being the world’s most diverse city.
The city’s students and staff are being forced to cope with a citywide shortage of English language teachers and a steep rise in the number of students taking English language classes.
The school system faces a shortage of 2,200 teachers, and there are concerns that the number could exceed 4,000 by 2018.
Here are some things you need to know about the education system in Toronto: What’s the curriculum?
Ontario’s Ministry of Education is responsible for creating a curriculum that’s inclusive of different communities, and it is currently the only province that offers English language teaching in every grade in the province.
Classes are taught in a format that is geared toward the language of the student, with topics that include geography, social justice, history, and the arts.
The curriculum is not mandatory, but is required in the Ontario School Act, which was passed in 2002.
What’s in it for students?
Many of the programs offered in English language schools offer some form of professional development, with some courses focusing on mentoring, mentoring through social and political activism, or some combination of these.
English language students also can participate in some of the Ontario Works programs, which are focused on helping disadvantaged students succeed academically.
What do I need to do to enroll in an English language school?
To enroll in a school in Toronto, you must first apply for admission and register for classes.
Once you have applied, you will receive a letter from the Ontario Ministry of Learning, Culture and Sport (OALCS) informing you that you are in.
Once your application has been approved, you can start enrolling in classes.
You must attend one of the three English language program classes that are offered at the English language centre in the Toronto Public Library (TPL).
For more information on the program, visit the Toronto Teaching Academy website.
What is a Grade 8 class?
Grade 8 classes are a four-week program that consists of two two-hour lessons each day, and include the basics of reading and writing.
They also offer a variety of social and social justice education and leadership skills.
Grade 8 students must complete at least one of three levels of English proficiency, which can be earned through experience or academic achievement.
Grade 6 and 7 students must also complete an additional course of study, which is called the Secondary School Diploma.
The number of grade levels is determined by the number and length of lessons taught, the type of language being taught, and whether the language is a Second Language.
What are the requirements for English language learning?
To receive the Grade 8 program, students must have: At least Grade 8 (or equivalent) proficiency in English, and at least Grade 7.