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Grade 7-8

Essay Writing Ⅰ

Writing is an essential skill that all students will require not only during school years but also in university and on. Regardless of what subject students eventually choose to study, everything they do will involve writing in some way.  This course aims to aid students in developing necessary formal writing skills.  We will work on developing structure, transitional phrases, and effective ways of communicating arguments.  Through practice our goal is that students will have the necessary tools to construct an essay on any given topic. Students in grade 7 and 8 have the opportunity to develop foundation skills that will benefit them in high school.

The goal for Essay Writing program is for them to develop their own writing style within the required formal framework. In this course, students will learn and practice writing different kinds of essays including academic, persuasive, opinion based. Students will begin by writing well structured expository paragraphs and developing full essays from there. Students work with topics provided and topics of their choice based on a theme. Students will also learn research strategies and how to formally site their sources. They will learn to develop arguments and include all major elements of a formal essay (introduction, point/proof/comment, and conclusion).  They will also work to improve their diction and sentence structure.

This course will teach you:

How to write a wide range of essays with formal structure

How to conduct effective research

How to properly structure your essay and how to outline your arguments for the reader

The formal writing process including pre-writing, drafting, writing, and editing

How to write a strong and convincing thesis statement

Proper citation styles for academic essay writing

How to revise your essay to ensure minimal errors before submission

Oaklearning Center-Oakville, Room C 09/12 – 12/12 Tu06:00 PM – 07:30 PM 0 - &up $525.00 7-8

French Beginner

This course is designed for students in Grades 3-6 (core French students, or newcomers) who are keen on learning the second official language of Canada – French. This course will introduce students to the basic underpinnings of French so that they are able to excel in their French acquisition. Additionally, this course will help to supplement French content encountered within the school system.

Course Aims

Developing French vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, grammar and speaking skills

Developing a strong understanding of language structure

Engaging in short conversations and descriptive speech

Examining French culture within Canada and worldwide

Oaklearning Center-Oakville, Room C 09/14 – 12/14 Th05:30 PM – 06:30 PM 0 - &up $320.00

Making Math Matter III

Help your teen foster a growth mindset, one which fosters a dedication to learning, growing, and succeeding in mathematics!  Our primary objective for our students is to develop a deep understanding of mathematical processes which can be applied to new and exciting equations!

Our Math Literacy program, developed around the Ontario Math Curriculum, helps students gain greater fluency in mathematics and apply these strategies to real-world scenarios! Our program will help your teen critically think about numeracy and its applications in modern settings.

Students will gain an in-depth understanding and awareness of math concepts and strategies

Apply thinking and reasoning skills during practical applications

Review current Ontario Math curriculum

Get a head by being introduced to next year’s curriculum

Oaklearning Center-Oakville, Room A 09/15 – 12/15 Fr05:30 PM – 07:00 PM 0 - &up $525.00 7-8

Public Speaking ⅠⅠ

This public speaking course is designed to help students develop their oral communication skills. Oral Communication is one of the four strands of the Ontario Language Curriculum.

Students will explore public speaking through a variety of activities including games, speaking exercises and presenting in front of their peers. Students will learn to speak with confidence and ease in a number of situations. Students will learn and practice speaking in both a formal and informal setting including preparing speaking points and talking with limited preparation. We will briefly touch on research skills to support the writing of formal speeches.

Using a wide variety of activities and games, students will learn:

To speak with confidence and ease in a variety of situations.

We will review the proper format of a speech and outline how to properly research and write for formal and informal situations

We will develop strategies that help students cope with nervousness or stress around public speaking and build their language skills

We will use our small group setting to help students develop their confidence and build up their speaking skills.

We will also work at developing students listening skills. Through the development of these skills, students will learn how to respond appropriately to a variety of academic and social situations.

Oaklearning Center-Oakville, Room A 09/13 – 12/13 We05:30 PM – 07:00 PM 0 - &up $525.00 7-12

Study Skills Learning

Students will gain the knowledge of optimal study skills by a variety of in-class activities. It is never too late to learn!

This course is designed to help students improve in a variety of areas, including: listening; speaking; reading; writing; note-taking; studying for tests; critical thinking; time management; memorization techniques; and goal-setting.

On completion of this course the student will be able to:

Identify the values to be gained from developing effective study skills

Identify his/her personal learning styles and effectively use strategies to support his/her learning

Apply strategies to effectively manage time to complete projects, meet deadlines and priorities

Utilize reading strategies to increase comprehension and reading efficiency

Utilize an effective note-taking format

Apply effective memory strategies to support effective learning performance

Identify strategies that develop and support test-taking skills

Oaklearning Center-Oakville, Room A 10/14 – 12/02 Sa03:00 PM – 05:00 PM 0 - &up $425.00 7-12