Course Code: ENL1W
Course Type: Open
Delivery Options Available: Online / In Class ( You can only choose one )
Prerequisite: None


Course Description For ENL1W Grade 9 De-Streamed English Online Course

This course enables students to continue to develop and consolidate the foundational knowledge and skills that they need for reading, writing, and oral and visual communication. Throughout the course, students will continue to enhance their media literacy and critical literacy skills, and to develop and apply transferable skills, including digital literacy. Students will also make connections to their lived experiences and to society and increase their understanding of the importance of language and literacy across the curriculum.

This curriculum policy presents the compulsory Grade 9 English course, 2023 (ENL1W). This course supersedes the two Grade 9 courses outlined in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: English, 2007. Effective September 2023, all English programs for Grade 9 will be based on the expectations outlined on this site.

The Grade 9 English course is grounded in the belief that all students can succeed when they develop knowledge and skills in language and literacy. Strong foundational knowledge and skills in both oral and written language are necessary to support more complex skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving. This curriculum provides educators with a comprehensive guide to supporting the development and consolidation this essential knowledge and skills in every student.

Summary Of Units And Timelines For Grade 9 De-Streamed English ENL1W

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the ENL1W course profile.

Unit Order Unit Name Suggested Time
Unit 1
Introduction to English Language learner?
35 Hours
Unit 2
Interactions in the Physical Environment
12 Hours
Unit 3
Managing Canada’s Resources and industries
25 Hours
Unit 3
Changing Populations
20 Hours
Unit 3
Livable Communities
20 Hours
Exam and Summative
8 Hours



110 Hours

Please be aware that, as per Ministry guidelines, CanSTEM Education has a mandatory minimum requirement of 14 days enrolment for students to be eligible for a midterm report card and 28 days enrolment to be eligible for a final report card.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is ENL1W?

ENL1W is a Grade 9 English course at a destreamed level.

What Are 1W Courses?

1W refers to the Grade level of the courses and the pathway. 1 means it is a grade 9 course and W means it is a destreamed level course.

What Is The Prerequisite Course For ENL1W?

Prerequisite: None

How Long Does It Take To Complete The ENL1W Online Course?

At CanSTEM Education you can complete a high school credit courses as quickly as 4 weeks, or take as long as 12 months.

Will My Marks Be Sent Directly To OUAC Or OCAS?

Yes, we can send the marks for your online courses directly to OUAC, OCAS, your home, and to your day school.

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