ESL Intro to Canadian Studies 15 

LDC 1212 

(5 credits)



The primary goal of ESL Introduction to Canadian Studies 15/25 is to provide English Language Learners (ELLs) with the opportunity to build communicative competence with the English language while attaining the cultural/social/political awareness needed to function as effective members of Canadian society.

There are four general outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate receptive and expressive language skills appropriate for social studies courses - listening and speaking; reading; writing (Alberta ESL Proficiency Benchmarks 1,2,3).
  • Understand and effectively apply English language functions, forms (grammar), and vocabulary appropriate in social studies contexts.
  • Demonstrate the personal traits and behaviors underlying the dimensions of thinking critically, creatively, historically, geographically, and cooperatively for decision making and problem solving.
  • Engage in purposeful inquiry procedures and research processes and communicate basic information, concepts, evidence, ideas and opinions regarding citizenship and identity in a Canadian context. 


A Beginning Look at Canada, 4th Ed. (Workbook)

Course start and finish dates will vary per 1, 3, and 5 credit course. Distance Education staff will work with students to determine course start dates. Students are responsible for course materials. Please note additional costs may be incurred by students for certain courses.