Students review and practice the skills necessary for writing effectual sentences, paragraphs,
and short essays. By the end of the course, students are able to write effective application
letters and short critical essays about literary selections. (Grade 11 equivalency).
ENGL 0501 (or Advanced English in the ABE Articulation Handbook) is the equivalent of academic
English 11 and has been articulated to meet the standards of similar English 11 courses in
British Columbia. It covers the basic steps in essay writing and the basic rules of grammar,
punctuation, mechanics, and word usage. It also examines select literary terms as they apply to
short narratives, essays, poems, a play, and a novel. Objectives for the six course units are
provided at the beginning of each unit. The required work includes six unit assignments and the
The intended outcome of this course is for students to be as well-prepared for further
education and decision making as typical students who have completed other secondary school and
adult basic education courses at the Advance English level, as articulated by the Adult Basic
Education (ABE) English Working Group.
Required Learning Outcomes:
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Speaking and Listening
- Reading, Research, Reference
- Written Communication
Recommended Learning Outcomes:
- Co-operative Communication
- Media Literacy
Unit One: Memorable Experience and Places
Unit Two: Being Different
Unit Three: Adapting to Change
Unit Four: Friendship
Unit Five: Disabilities and Abilities
Unit Six: Handling Adversity
Required text and materials
- Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men, First published in 1937. Penguin, 1993.
Novel: ISBN: 0-14-017739-6
- Taylor, Drew H. The Baby Blues. Talonbooks, 1999.
Type: Novel: ISBN:
Students will need to source the following textbook on their own:
- Langan, John, & Sharon Winstanley. Essay Writing Skills with Readings, 7th ed.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2014.
Type: Textbook: ISBN: 978-007087730-6
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Unit 1 Assignment
|Unit 2 Assignment
|Unit 3 Assignment
|Unit 4 Assignment
|Unit 5 Assignment
|Unit 6 Assignment
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary
contact information at the start of the course.