courses

Apprenticeship (Bundle)

grouping of course material to help support you as you investigate an apprenticeship goal.

Receive a general overview of apprenticeship and investigate specific trades related to the Construction, Automotive and Food Service Sectors. Also covered are: Workplace Expectations, Communication Skills and Report Writing.

You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

  • Exploring Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship Math
  • On the Job Report Writing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service Essentials

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Apprenticeship Math

The Apprenticeship Math short course is designed for learners preparing to go into the trades. It focuses on basic math skills using fractions, decimals and percents and include real workplace examples or when to use these skills. If you're interested in this career pathway and need to strengthen your math skills, this course is for you! Note: Learners should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers before taking this course.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Basic Computer Functions (Live Class)

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer. This class will cover an introduction to Windows Desktop. Discover how easy it is to customize your desktop by changing the background, arranging the desktop icons, adjusting the screen saver settings and creating desktop shortcuts. Learn handy keyboard shortcuts that will help you get more done in less time! An introduction to common Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher will be covered. 

OALCF LEVEL: D.1, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1

Basic Skills for the Real World

Basic Skills for the Real World is for adults at a beginning reading level.

It uses photos and sound to create real-life scenarios on the computer. This includes employment scenarios. Learners have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills as they help realistic characters solve compelling problems.

 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Becoming a Better Speller

Teachers, employers, friends and others often put a lot of emphasis on correct spelling. It is the first impression many people get of you, whether it is spelling in a letter, an e-mail, or a resume. To become a better speller, and to feel secure about trying new words, it is very helpful to learn different spelling strategies. This five-module course covers many spelling rules including; the use of syllables, basic spelling patterns, memorizing, the meaning of words, root words, and prefixes and suffixes. Note: This is not a 'learn to spell' course. This is a course for learners who want to improve their current spelling skills.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Sometimes we forget that learning is not just for children. Lifelong learners are open to learning every day of their lives. They seek, develop, and use skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of our world. Lifelong learners can inspire others to explore and learn, creating benefits for both themselves and their families. This course will open new doors in your journey as a lifelong learner.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process. Sometimes we forget that learning is not just for children.  Lifelong learners are open to learning every day of their lives.  They seek, develop, and use skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of our world.  Lifelong learners can inspire others to explore and learn, creating benefits for both themselves and their families.  This course will open new doors in your journey as a lifelong learner.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 1 (Live Class)

This is a practical guide to correct punctuation and some grammar.  Learn how to write a sentence using proper punctuation in the right places.  Learn about common punctuation marks – period, commas, colons/semi-colons, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation marks – and when to use them in your writing.  Learn also about prefixes and suffixes. Some helpful websites that contain useful grammar/punctuation tips will be provided. 

OACLF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1, A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2, D.1-D.3
 

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 2 (Live Class)

This is a practical guide to parts of speech and more grammar. A quick review of some punctuation will be covered.  Learn about the main parts of speech we use to write a sentence.  Learn about common parts of speech – nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs.  Learn about the subject and predicate in a sentence.  Learn also about antonyms, homonyms and synonyms.  Some helpful websites that contain more useful grammar/punctuation tips will be provided.  

 OALCF LEVELS: B1.2, B2.1, A1.1, A1.2, A2.1, A2.2, D.1-D.3
 

Building Your GED Vocabulary

The Building Your GED Vocabulary curriculum teaches learners advanced reading strategies to help them troubleshoot and understand difficult texts and create word definitions based on the context in which they are used. English, Literature, Science, Social Studies and History vocabulary relevant to the GED test is featured.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Business Basics

Business Basics introduces learners to the world of work, exploring important basic business concepts and the impact of their actions on both their personal success and the overall success of their employer.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on completion of an Intake Assessment. An intake assessment will be emailed to you once your registration is processed.

Career Decision Making

Your personality plays an important role in making your career decisions. In this course you will explore tools to identify your personality traits, set short-term and long-term goals, and draw up an ideal career list that is aligned with your values, interests, personality, and skills.  

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

College Readiness (Bundle)

grouping of curriculum that will help prepare you to be successful at College. This bundle includes the following courses/curriculum:

  • Manage College: College Readiness Tips
  • Memory and Study Tips for Students
  • Understanding Your Learning Style
  • Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
  • Learning to Communicate using MS Word

* Reading, Writing and Math Assessments with Independent Study learning options are also available dependent on individual needs.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake

Communication Skills

Communication Skills teaches the listening and speaking skills essential to effective interpersonal communication and team building, as well as how to listen to and give presentations.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies

The Conflict Resolution Skills & Strategies short course offers helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. It explains conflict and how different people deal with conflict in their lives.  It explains the 4 P’s of Conflict Resolution; Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice. The information in this course will help with the understanding and use of conflict resolution skills. 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Conquer Your Fear of Digital Technology

This short course was originally designed for learners preparing for secondary school credit, who need to develop the skills and knowledge required to complete their Senior PLAR Portfolio. However, this course is also recommended for learners with a post-secondary or employment goal since it focuses on development of an electronic portfolio. In the development of a portfolio, learners will also work through a process of reflection and goal setting.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Creating a Digital Portfolio

This short course was originally designed for learners preparing for secondary school credit, who need to develop the skills and knowledge required to complete their Senior PLAR Portfolio. However, this course is also recommended for learners with a post-secondary or employment goal since it focuses on development of an electronic portfolio. In the development of a portfolio, learners will also work through a process of reflection and goal setting.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how one is created. You will explore the different reasons people communicate online and look at some online communication tools. Don't worry if you don't know what any of those terms mean yet. You will by the end of the course.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Creative Writing: Telling Your Story

Sometimes we forget that writing can be a joy. Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be! You’ll gather useful tips on how to make your personal stories and journal entries more interesting and readable. You’ll also learn how to create a character, how to plan a fictional story, and how to structure your story to entice your reader. Clear lessons and printable worksheets will help you brush up on word choice, sentence structure, sentence variation, and punctuation. As well, you’ll be guided to try new methods of proofreading and editing your work. The topics and practice components in this course can also be used as preparation to write the GED Language Arts test. If you’ve always thought you might have a story to tell but didn’t know where to start, this course is for you!

To take this course you need to be able to read a simple article at a newspaper or magazine level, and to write a basic sentence to describe an event. You’ll also need to be able to type at least 8 sentences in a row.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit/PLAR - Science Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your general knowledge and understanding of all Science in preparation for taking a Science credit or writing the Science PLAR test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit/PLAR - Social Studies Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge of geography and history to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the PLAR Social Studies Test.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit/PLAR – English Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading and writing skills in preparation to take the PLAR Test, or a Grade 11 English credit..

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit/PLAR – Math Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills in preparation for writing the PLAR Math Test, or take a Grade 11 math credit.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Customer Service Essentials

This course will explore the definition of customer service and the most common occupations that require good customer service skills. Among the content covered will be; workplace expectations, communication skills, being prepared for a career in customer service, and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure that customers have a good service experience.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Dictionary Basics (Live Class)

The dictionary and the thesaurus are great resources to help you improve your spelling and writing. Learn about alphabetical order, guide words, root words and reference pages. Find out how the thesaurus can help you expand your vocabulary and be a better writer. Check out MS Word’s spell check and grammar features. Visit www.dictionary.com. Bring your dictionary to this class!

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2, A2.1–A2.2; A3; B1.2; D.2

Discover your Learning Style (Live Class)

Visual, Audio, or Tactile? Which one describes you? To learn how we learn, we need to know what works best for us. This class will help you understand your own style of learning. OALCF LEVEL: D.1, B1.2, B3.1, A1.1

Document Use

Register for this curriculum to understand and practise:

  • Making entries into simple reference and technical documents and forms
  • Collecting data and making data entries in documents
  • Documenting graphical data and entering information in complex charts and graphs
  • Entering information in control charts.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Document Use – Filling in Forms (Live Class)

A major component of the 9 Essential Skills is Document Use and in particular, "Filling In Forms". Practise filling in forms online and on paper. Close to the start date of this course, the instructor will forward some blank forms for you to print out and have ready to complete during the class.

OALCF LEVEL: B3.1-B3.2, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.1-D.3

Essential Job Skills

Job Skills for the Real World is designed to help people find their niche in the world of work. Learners start by doing a series of tasks to help them assess their personalities, aptitudes and skills. Once they have developed a clear picture of their own needs and what they have to contribute they begin to explore possible career options, learn what they need to know to land their dream job, how to find jobs through traditional means, such as job ads, and through more creative approaches aimed at the hidden job market. This unit also teaches how to write dynamic resumes and cover letters, prepares learners for job interviews.

Learners will use a combination of reading, writing, mathematics, problem solving and job skills in this course.

 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on completion of an Intake Assessment. An intake assessment will be emailed to you once your registration is processed.

Essential Skills 101 (Live Class)

The Essential Skills, as outlined by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) are the skills that are transferable to learning, to work and to life. They are the foundation of most jobs and having knowledge of these skills enables jobseekers to obtain employment, and helps employees grow within their jobs.

OALCF LEVEL: D.1-D.2; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1

Essential Skills: Reading Text, Writing, Numeracy

There are nine Essential Skills for work. They are:   

• Reading Text

• Writing

• Numeracy (Math)

• Document Use

• Computer Use

• Thinking Skills

• Oral Communication

• Working with Others

• Continuous Learning

If you are interested in upgrading your Reading Text, Writing and/or Numeracy essential skills, please select this course.  

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Essential Skills:Technology Fundamentals

Technology Fundamentals gives a broad overview of the foundations of modern technology by presenting basic concepts and operational principles using vivid graphics and interactive simulations. Includes courses in Energy and Systems, Mechanics systems, Fluid Systems, Heat Systems and Electrical Systems.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on completion of an Intake Assessment. An intake assessment will be emailed to you once your registration is processed.

Exploring Apprenticeship

This course was created for learners who would like to explore the options available to them through apprenticeship, and features content developed by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC). Divided into three parts, this course allows learners to 1. Get an Overview of Apprenticeship, including the individual trades and trade sectors; 2. Investigate Specific Trades related to the Construction, Automotive and Food Services sectors; and 3. Understand the Credentials available through apprenticeship and prepare for the tests they may encounter during the credentialing phase.  You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course. 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on completion of an Intake Assessment. An intake assessment will be emailed to you once your registration is processed.

Feeding a Family

Feeding a Family is harder than it looks. Planning, budgeting, shopping, following recipes, safely handling and cooking food – a lot of skills are required to make healthy, affordable meals! If you’re looking for some help or inspiration on how to keep a family well fed, you’ve come to the right place. Straightforward ideas, instructions, and activities will add to your toolkit for planning menus and making meals. You’ll enjoy advice from experts in the field on how to budget and how to shop effectively to keep costs low. Easy, tasty lunches and suppers made from simple, inexpensive ingredients will beef up your recipe book. Plus, you’ll gather the latest information about healthy foods and get tips about eating right that you can actually follow. Don’t miss this informative, fun course!

This course will include reading supports so that you can listen to information as well as read. You’ll participate in a math activity each week, and you’ll be introduced to higher-level concepts such as fractions and percents, but no advanced math skills are required to complete the course beyond a beginning understanding of basic operations (+ - x /). You’ll need to be able to type to write a simple message and to list your thoughts in point form.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED - Science Part 1 (Live Class)

The GED Science Test examines your ability to understand and interpret science information from text, diagrams, charts and graphs. Questions involve all areas – Life Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3

GED - Science Part 2 (Live Class)

GED – Science Part 2    Life Science information helps us to make decisions daily. Life Scientists are concerned with everything about life systems from cellular makeup to the ecosystems found on the Earth. Strategies will be discussed on how to read and digest information and then use it to make a decision. We will look at identifying the main idea, determining unstated assumptions, and interpreting charts and diagrams plus familiarizing ourselves with scientific words.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3

GED - Science Part 3 (Live Class)

Earth and Space Science involves topics such as climate, weather and the earth’s crust. Physical Science involves the most basic questions about the universe. The range of subjects includes molecules, baking, designing cars, forces and gears. We will work at scanning and skimming text to find key words plus work on interpreting scientific diagrams and language.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3

GED - Science Vocabulary (Live Class)

Science textbooks are full of long, unfamiliar words which makes reading and understanding them difficult. Scientists didn’t just make up the words. They use word parts whose specific meanings fit the ideas that the words represent. This class will help you have a good understanding of science vocabulary so you can better comprehend the texts and questions on the GED test. Be ready to review some science vocabulary and learn how to make connections to other “science” words. We will also give you some suggestions  for follow up activities to further expand your knowledge of science words.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1: D-1-D.3

GED - Social Studies Overview of Civics and Government, Economics and Geography (Live Class)

This is a continuation of the GED Social Studies – Overview of World and Canadian History class.  In this class we will review social studies vocabulary and significant events related to civics and government, economics and geography. This will help you have a better understanding of texts, charts, graphics and questions you will encounter on a Social Studies GED Test.
(NOTE: This class should be taken after the GED Social Studies – Overview of World and Canadian History class.)

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3

GED - Social Studies Overview of World and Canadian History (Live Class)

This is a continuation of the GED Social Studies – Overview of World and Canadian History class.  In this class we will review social studies vocabulary and significant events related to civics and government, economics and geography. This will help you have a better understanding of texts, charts, graphics and questions you will encounter on a Social Studies GED Test.
(NOTE: This class should be taken after the GED Social Studies – Overview of World and Canadian History class.)

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3
 

GED - Social Studies Part 1 (Live Class)

The GED Social Studies Test examines your ability to understand and interpret informational text, diagrams, charts and maps. Questions involve all areas – Canadian History, World History, Civics and Government, Economics and Geography.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3

GED - Social Studies Part 2 (Live Class)

Canadian History helps us to understand who we are and how we came to be that way. World History helps us to understand and value the progress made and the remaining challenges that exist in today’s world. Strategies will be examined on how to read and digest information and then use it to make a decision. Summarizing, analysing cause and effect and making conclusions will be practised in this session.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.3

GED - Social Studies Part 3 (Live Class)

Civics and Government help us to understand how our government and political system work to preserve our freedom. Economics deals with the way goods and services are produced, distributed and used. Geography covers the physical and human environments and how they affect each other. Strategies will be examined on how to distinguish fact from opinion, how to compare and contrast, and how to interpret maps and charts.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1, D.1-D.3

GED Prep (Bundle)

Register for the GED Prep Course Bundle if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help you prepare to write the GED Test, Ontario's High School Equivalency test.

Lessons are offered in a variety of formats, Online Live Classes (which take place at specific dates and times), as well as Anytime Study lessons, which you can access 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and work on at your own pace. Online Literacy Practitioners will help you select the lessons and help support you along the way.

The GED Test consists of five subject areas: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Reading and Language Arts, Writing.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - All Subjects

The GED Test consists of five subject areas – Math, Language Arts Reading, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts Writing.

Register for this curriculum if you would like to upgrade in all subject areas in preparation for writing the GED Test in its entirety. A full library of GED Prep Courses related to the five subject areas can be assigned.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Earth & Space Science

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge and understanding of earth and space science in preparation for writing the GED Science Test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Physical Science

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge and understanding of physical science in preparation for writing the GED Science Test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Reading

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading skills to get ready to write the GED Language Arts - Reading Test.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Social Studies

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge of geography and history to get ready to write the GED Social Studies Test.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Test

Register for the GED Pre-Test if you would like to take a GED Practice Test to determine which subject areas you need to upgrade your skills in, prior to applying to write the official GED Test.

GED Prep - Writing

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your writing skills to get ready to write the GED Language Arts - Writing Test.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Writing a GED Essay (Live Class)

Get ready to write your GED Essay. Learn about paragraph organization, sentence structure, usage and mechanics.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1, B4; D.2

GED Prep – All Science

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge and understanding of all Science in preparation for writing the GED Science Test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep – Chemistry

This advanced course provides an introduction to Chemistry and Chemical Transformations. Lessons include: Atomic Structure; Electronic Structure; Periodic Table & Trends; Naming Chemical Compounds; Properties of Acids, Bases & Salts; Bonding; Gases and their Properties; Solutions; Formulas, Equations & Stoichiometry; Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Solubility & Precipitation, Reaction Rates; and, States of Matter.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep – Life Science

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge and understanding of biology/life science in preparation for writing the GED Science Test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep – Math

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills in preparation for writing the GED Math Test.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Goal Setting - Discovering Your Goals

I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I want it to be great! Sound familiar? Then this goal-setting course is for you. You will ponder your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Then you’ll have the chance to set a goal and form a plan of action to pursue that goal. This course is full of useful tips on making choices, researching options, and weathering the ups and downs of your journey. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Hiring Tests: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

This course will help adults feel more confident when preparing to take a hiring test for employment. By the end of the course adult learners will know more about:

  • Why employers use hiring tests  
  • How to relieve their own test writing anxiety  
  • What kinds of questions they may find on a hiring test

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

How to Save/Manage Computer Files (Live Class)

Do you have trouble finding files after you save them to your computer? This course will show you how to save files to various drives and how to open files inside and outside of a software program. Learn important tips for naming and managing your files, including creating folders, renaming and deleting files. This course will explain how to move a file between windows and explore the difference between uploading, downloading and attaching files. You should have a general understanding of Basic Computer Functions to participate in this class. Note: This is a two part course. Classes for Part 1 and Part 2 will be held on two separate days.

OALCF LEVEL: D.2. B1.2; A1.1, A2.1

How to Shine on the Job

Positive work ethics, teamwork, conflict resolution, effective speaking and listening, and customer service skills are required in the workplace.  Take this course to learn job maintenance skills for a successful career. 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

How to Write a Cover Letter (Live Class)

A cover letter gives you an opportunity to introduce yourself to an employer and encourage them to read further. This class will explain the different parts of a cover letter and information to include in each part to help you get employer's interest.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2; A2.1-A2.2; B1.2, B2.2; D.1-D.3

Improving Your Job Skills

The Improving Your Job Skills short course will guide you through the basic skills needed in every job. You will look at personal skills like time management and being responsible. You will practise reading, writing and listening to improve your communication skills. You will learn how to gather and manage the information that you need on the job. This course will explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions. You will pick up valuable tips on working with others, sharing ideas, and reducing conflict. By improving your job skills, you are getting ready for the workplace, or helping yourself improve at your current job. 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Introduction to SABA (Live Class)

This class is for first time users of the SABA program. If you are taking a SABA Class on the LearningHUB it is highly recommended you attend this orientation class first. Learn how to use the Audio Wizard to check your speakers and microphone or headset so you are ready for your live class. A brief orientation on the communication tools including the microphone, text chat, feedback tool and other interactive icons will be covered. During this session you will learn how to use the markup tools and practise using them on the Whiteboard. If this course isn't available before your SABA Class is scheduled, a playback of the session should be watched so you are ready for your first class.

OALCF LEVEL: D.1, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1

Job Search Toolkit

Informational interviews help you identify your strengths and weaknesses during your job search.  Learn how to research the job market and become familiar with the components of a job search portfolio.  This course will help you compare careers by looking at educational and skill requirements, salaries, and lifestyle factors. 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Everyone learns differently and some people face academic challenges because of learning disabilities. This course introduces students (and teachers) to common learning disabilities and useful learning strategies. Students will learn about the challenges students with learning disabilities face and then discover helpful learning strategies that help them succeed.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize specific disabilities
  • Use recommended learning strategies
  • Overcome academic challenges
  • Implement accommodations
  • Use adaptive technology

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessm

Learning to Communicate by Understanding Internet and e-Mail

Learn the basics when using the Internet and e-mail. Discover how to search the world wide web to access information on local weather and news. You will be introduced to commonly used terms, the difference between a web browser and a search engine, how to use the favorites tool and some tips when printing information from the Internet. You will practise basic e-mail use and learn how others may interpret your e-mail messages. This course will take your basic Internet use and e-mail skills to the next level

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2007 is required.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2010

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2010 is required.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Learning to Communicate using MS Word 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2007. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2007 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Learning to Communicate with MS Word 2010

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2010. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2010 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 1

The Maintaining Healthy Self Esteem On and Off the Job is a two-part short course. This is Part 1. In this course you will discover that healthy self-esteem is something that we work on over our lifetime. This five-module online course will help you to develop methods for increasing your self-esteem and maintaining it through times of stress. Participation in online activities and discussions will help you to practise new life skills. This course is interesting and informative, and you will come away with useful tips for success in life and work. 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part course on self-esteem. The first part of the course introduced you to self-esteem basics. Part 2 is directed at issues you might face and how to keep your self-esteem boat afloat. You'll find Part 2 loaded with tips on keeping your self-esteem intact while navigating the sometimes rough waters of the workplace! Yes, it's a wilderness out there: this course is designed to show you ways to increase your resiliency both on and off the job.

*NOTE – Completion of Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job Part 1 is a pre-requisite for taking Part 2.

Manage College: College Readiness Tips

This course helps students prepare for college but is also helpful to students preparing to take credit courses. Often students move from work, upgrading, or high school without fully understanding the skills they need to succeed. Students can start college with confidence by developing skills in the following areas:

  • Time management and organization
  • Classroom and online learning
  • Textbook reading and effective note taking
  • Studying and remembering
  • Overcoming obstacles

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Managing Your Money

The Managing Your Money short course is for learners juggling their personal finances. Its’ purpose is to provide learners with an overview of the budgeting process as well as give them an opportunity to practise using a budget. Learners will see how budgeting can help them achieve long-term security and have money available for fun. The course covers understanding and using decimals, budget vocabulary, creating a budget, and setting financial goals.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Math - Algebra (Live Class)

We will carry on where we left off with Pre-Algebra. We will learn how to solve x-y+2a, when x=4, y=5 and a=1 plus 10x = x. We will learn to combine like variables, solve equations with variables on both sides of an equation, and solve literal equations. Algebra is not as scary as you think.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.2

Math - Algebraic Graphing (Live Class)

Think of the game "Battleship". You are able to read coordinates such as A5 or B6 and sink your opponent's battleship. Reading algebraic graphs is no different. A graph is made up of two number lines that intersect or cross. Review how to read coordinates, how to plot points and how to plot equations as they relate to algebraic graphing.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.2

Math - Budgeting Basics (Live Class)

Learn the basics of budgeting. What is a budget, and how can creating one help me? This course will focus on the importance of budgeting. We will look at how to find your monthly income, list and balance your expenses, and set simple financial goals. We will create a sample budget and look at some easy to use online budgeting calculators.

Note: Students should be able to add and subtract before taking this class.

OALCF LEVEL: C1.1-C1.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.2

Math - Decimals: Adding & Subtracting (Live Class)

Using decimals is a part of everyday life. Get a basic understanding of decimal fractions and how they are written. Practise using mixed numbers in decimal form. Enter into the world of adding and subtracting decimals. 
OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; B1.2; A1.1, D.2
 

Math - Decimals: Multiplying & Dividing (Live Class)

Math – Decimals: Multiplying & Dividing     This second course on decimals will cover multiplying and dividing decimals, rounding off decimals and changing proper fractions into decimals. 
NOTE: It is recommended you take Adding & Subtracting Fractions before taking this course.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; B1.2; A1.1, D.2
 

Math - Division (Live Class)

How are Multiplication and Division related? Multiplication and Division are inverse operations. Division is a quick way to subtract the same number several times just as Multiplication is a quick way to add the same number several times. Enrol in this class if you need to review and reinforce your division skills.   

OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; B1.2; A1.1; A3; D.2

Math - Fractions in Everyday Life (Live Class)

How are fractions used in cooking, shopping and around the house? See how easily you can double or halve a recipe. Is that store discount really a bargain? Make the tape measure your friend - not your foe. This is a two part course, with classes for Part 1 and Part 2 held on two separate days.

Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions before taking this class.

OALCF LEVEL: C3.2; B1.2; A1.1, D.2

Math - Fractions: Adding & Subtracting (Live Class)

Math – Fractions: Adding & Subtracting    Take the skills you learned in Introduction to Fractions a step further by learning to add and subtract fractions. 
Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and determine a common denominator before taking this class. 
OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1; D.2
 

Math - Fractions: Introduction (Live Class)

Do numerators, denominators and mixed numbers have you confused? Enrol in this refresher class to renew and reinforce your basic fraction skills. 
Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide before taking this class.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1; D.2
 

Math - Fractions: Multiplying & Dividing (Live Class)

Take the skills you learned in the first two fraction courses even further by learning to multiply and divide fractions.

Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide before taking this class.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1; D.2
 

Math - GED Word Problems (Live Class)

Most math problems encountered in life are word problems, not simple equations to be solved. Math word problems on the GED Test describe a situation and ask you to solve for the unknown. You will probably know how to solve many of the problems using your personal experience. In this class we will look at how the more challenging problems must be broken down into steps and follow a problem solving plan.

Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and integers before taking this class.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1 ; D.1-D.3

Math - Geometry 1: Lines & Angles (Live Class)

Learn the basics for working with lines and angles. Lines and angles can be measured and are named according to their features. Concepts learned in this session relate to carpentry and design.

NOTE: Students should know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals, plus have some knowledge of algebra before taking this course.

OALCF Level: C3.1-C3.3

Math - Geometry 2: Triangles & Quadrilaterals (Live Class)

In this class we will build on the concepts introduced in the Geometry 1 Lines and Angles class. As with angles, triangles and quadrilaterals are named according to their characteristics. If we know a little information, we can figure out a lot about a triangle or a quadrilateral. Concepts learned in this session relate to carpentry and design.

NOTE: Students should know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals, plus have some knowledge of algebra before taking this course.

OALCF LEVEL: C3.1-C3.3

Math - Geometry 3: Perimeter & Area (Live Class)

In this class, we will learn how to calculate the perimeter and area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and irregular shaped figures using real life examples.  For example, do we use the formula for perimeter or area when calculating the amount of trim used for a window? Do we use the formula for perimeter or area to calculate the amount of flooring required? Skills learned in this class also relate to GED Math Test problems.  

OALCF LEVEL: C3.1-C3.3; B1.2

Math - Geometry 4: Circles & Volume (Live Class)

In this class, we will build on what we learned in the Perimeter and Area class, and learn how to calculate the area of circles. The terms diameter and radius will be introduced. Learn how to calculate the volume of cubes, rectangular solids and cylinders. Real life examples will be used in this class. Skills learned in this class also related to GED Math Test problems.

OALCF Level:  C3.1 – C3.3, B1.2

Math - Mean, Median and Mode (Live Class)

What is the average rainfall? What is the middle mark of a set of math scores? Or, What do most mechanics set as their shop rate? Mean (average), median (middle score) and mode (number used most often) are all measures of central tendency used in statistics. Learn how to calculate them and where it is most appropriate for them to be used.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; A1.1; A3

Math - Metric Measurement and Conversions (Live Class)

Go the distance as we learn about the metric system. The metric system provides units of measurement for distance, volume, mass, time, and temperature. We will talk about the basic units of measure, and then learn how to convert the units within the metric system and also convert to imperial measures.

OALCF LEVEL: C3.1 C3.2 C4.1

Math - Multiplication (Live Class)

How are addition and multiplication related? Multiplication is a fast way of adding the same number many times. In this class we will learn the meaning of multiplication and see how useful the Multiplication Table is. We will also show how to multiply single digit numbers and work our way up to multiplying larger numbers.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.1; A2.1; B1.2; A1.1; A3; D.2

Math - Percentages: How they relate to Decimals & Fractions (Live Class)

We see percentages every day of our lives. We need to understand more fully what they mean. In this class we will learn how to change a percentage to a fraction and then do the reverse by changing a fraction to a percentage. We will also learn how to change a percent to a decimal and then change it back to a percent.

OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1, D.2

Math - Percentages: Word Problems (Live Class)

Math – Percentages: Word Problems    We see clothing being labeled 60% cotton and 40% polyester. We see products labeled as containing 10% of the fibre needed in our daily diet. We need to understand the labels more fully. In this class we will learn how to find the percent when the part and whole are known, find the part when the percent and whole are known, and find the whole when percent and part are known. We will also look at percentages that are greater than 100 or less than 1 percent.  

OALCF LEVEL: C4.2; B1.2; A1.1, D.2
 

Math - Pre-Algebra (Live Class)

What are variables? What are integers? Do you remember that an x or a question mark may stand for an unknown number? In this class we will review the terms: variables, integers and algebraic expressions. We will also add, subtract, multiply and divide equations that involve solving for unknowns, ie. "x" .

OALCF LEVEL: C4.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; A3; D.2.

Math - Ratios, Proportions, Rates (Live Class)

Ratios, proportions and rates are used on a daily basis. Cooks use them when following recipes. A florist uses them when putting together a bouquet. You may use them to put together a fruit basket. You have probably heard the word “rate” when talking about how fast you drive or what interest rate you might be paying at the bank. Ratios are used to compare values. They tell us how much of one thing there is compared to another. Proportions are related to ratios in that they tell you when two ratios are equal to each other. A rate is a special ratio in which the two terms are in different units.

NOTE: Learners should be able to understand and use fractions before taking this class.

OALCF Levels: C1.2; C2.2; C3.2; C4.2. A1.1; A3; D.2

Math - Telling Time (Live Class)

We will take a look at the fundamentals of telling time using analog and digital clocks. This course will review the basics from “hands on the clock”, to seconds, minutes, hours, and quarter hours, plus take a look at the purpose of the 24 hour clock as used in military time. It will enhance your real-life skills through practical application of time keeping, time zones, and the use of time sheets in the workplace. Join us for the “time of your life” as we deliver a comprehensive approach to the world of time.

OALCF Levels: C2.1, C2.2

Math Stories - Reading to Understand Math (Live Class)

This class will work on improving general reading comprehension and strengthening existing math skills. We will read math stories, look for clue words, determine what facts and operations are needed, break down the steps and attempt to solve the math question. Calculators should not be needed. Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1; A2.1; C1.1; C2.1; C3.1; C4.1; B1.2; D.2

Memory and Study Tips for Students

Remembering information is important in school and in the workforce. This course helps students develop the memory and studying skills they need to succeed. Students will learn how information is transferred from short term memory to long term memory and then used to recall information. Students will learn how to:

  • Develop memory skills
  • Use memory and studying tools
  • Understand how and what to study
  • Create effective study material

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

On the Job Report Writing

This course will help you learn how to write reports for the workplace. You will learn to gather the information you need and put information in a report format so that your readers can find the information they require easily. This course will cover the steps to follow in writing a report and understanding why people write them. You will also learn what parts you need to include in a report from beginning to end. Information gathering, editing, and proofreading steps will be explained. Your online instructor will guide you through the report writing process and illustrate what a finished report looks like.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

On the Job Thinking Skills (Live Class)

One of the 9 Essential Skills, Thinking Skills includes problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, job task planning and organizing, significant use of memory and finding information. Examine real-life examples of the required use of Thinking Skills on the job. Learn strategies and tips on how to cope with some of the "thinking" problems you may encounter in life and on the job.

OALCF LEVEL: B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.1-D.3

Personal Growth (Bundle)

Register for the Personal Growth Course Bundle if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help support you in the achievement of your goals. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

Goal Setting - Ponder your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work. Maintaining Healthy Self Esteem - Healthy self-esteem is something we all work on over our lifetime. In this course you will develop methods for increasing your self-esteem and maintaining it through times of stress. Learn tips on keeping your self-esteem intact while navigating the sometimes rough waters of life, on and off the job!

Self Exploration – My Dream Career - Understand the difference between a job and a career, identify current skills and knowledge, learn about barriers to employment and identify a dream career. Self Exploration – My Role Models - Explore the qualities of a good role model, your own personal qualities and what you want to work on to be a good role model.

Self Exploration – How I Communicate in Different Places - Understand how different generations communicate and the key factors in effective communication. Feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting and begin to understand how to improve your communication skills.

Self Exploration – Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use - Learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect yourself online and the use of digital devices and media in your life. Creative Writing—Telling your Story - Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be!

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Preparing for a Job Interview (Live Class)
Progressive Spelling 1 (Live Class)

This spelling course covers short and long vowel spelling patterns using bigger words. Learn about double consonants + “le”; and about doubling final consonants before adding “ing” or “ed”. Learn the one consonant + “le” rule. Learn about some common consonant blends: wh, th, sh, ph, ch, and sometimes gh (silent). Learn how to use a thesaurus to help you expand your vocabulary. Helpful spelling websites that contain useful tips for spelling will be provided.

OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1, A1.1, A2.1, D.1-D.3

Progressive Spelling 2 (Live Class)

This spelling course covers more consonant blends at the beginning of words: bl, pl, cl, thr, spr, spl, cr, pr. It also covers consonant blends at the end of words: sk, ck, ll, nk, lk. Learn how to combine vowels together to make long vowel sounds in words: au, ea, ie, ou, ui. Review some difficult sounds to spell – the SHEN sound at the end of a word; OUGH words; the long ‘U’ sound. More helpful spelling websites that contain useful tips for spelling will be provided.

OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1, A1.1 A2.1, D.1-D.3

Reading Comprehension (Live Class)

Reading: Reading Comprehension    Take this course if you think reading comprehension is painful and confusing. We will identify what kind of a reader you are and discover techniques to warm up your brain before starting to read. You are reading but you don't understand what you are reading? You are reading but you cannot keep what you read in your head? Don't worry. We will create your own special toolbox to help you with your reading comprehension and this in turn will make reading a pleasurable experience for you. 
Note: This is a two part course. Classes for Part 1 and Part 2 will be held on two separate days. 

OALCF LEVEL: A1.1-A1.2; A2.1; A3; B1.2; D.2.
 

Reading Strategies & Reading Comprehension

This curriculum will teach you strategies that will help you read to understand:

  • Short Messages/Notes
  • Business Letters
  • Reference and Technical Material
  • Directions
  • Forms
  • Reports
  • Graphical Data (pie charts, bar graphs, etc.)

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Reading Tables and Graphs (Live Class)

Tables and graphs are found in newspapers, flyers, brochures and presentations. They give you a quick visual image.  They make instant comparisons or show relationships or trends for any given topic.  In tables and charts, information is arranged vertically in columns and horizontally in rows for comparisons.  Graphs may show data in the form as bar, line or circle graphs.   It is important to know how to interpret tables and graphs for GED Science and GED Social Studies questions as well as everyday life situations such as comparing phone plans, hydro usage, election results or popular opinion polls. 

OALCF LEVEL: A2.2 C4.1

Reading to Understand the Ontario Driver's G1 Knowledge Test

The first step to becoming a licenced driver in Ontario is passing the Written (Knowledge) Test. Do you have the reading skills necessary to do well on the test? This course will help you prepare for the kinds of questions that may be on the test. You will examine how to read the questions clearly in order to answer them correctly. Learn how to identify traffic signs and interpret diagrams. Area covered: Seatbelts, traffic signs, speed limits, meeting a school bus, the Demerit Point System, passing other vehicles and rules of the road. Try out the driver’s practice tests!, etc.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Ready for College Reading

Curriculum in this course is at a higher level, and prepares learners for college by helping them:

  • Read, evaluate and extract information from longer texts about college reading requirements, note taking and test preparation.
  • Read longer texts to connect, evaluate and integrate ideas and information on developing a college vocabulary, and using vocabulary to derive meaning from context, etc….
  • Read longer texts to connect, evaluate and integrate ideas and information on using prior knowledge as a strategy for understanding stories
  • Gain understanding on how to find main ideas in stories and expository text, and read for understanding.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Ready, Set, Go!

Soft skills such as self esteem, mannerism, behaviours, sociability and honesty are valued by employers.  Take this course to learn how to promote a positive and safe work environment and the importance of communication and technology skills in the workplace.  

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Resume Writing for Beginners (Live Class)

With a little extra effort, you can create a great resume. This class will show you what information should be included on your resume. You will learn about three different resume styles and receive a few resume writing tips.

OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B3.2-B3.3; A1.1-A1.2, A2.1-A2.2; D.1-D.3

Retail and Customer Service Skills (Bundle)

Register for this curriculum if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help you build retail and customer service skills. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

  • Customer Service Essentials - Learn about workplace expectations, communication skills, preparing for a career in customer service and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure customers have a good service experience.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies - Explore helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. Learn how different people deal with conflict in their lives and the 4 P's of Conflict Resolution; Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.
  • Improving Your Job Skills - Learn the basic skills needed for any job and how to gather and manage the information needed on the job. Explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions. You will pick up valuable tips on working with others, sharing ideas, and reducing conflict.
  • On the Job Report Writing - Learn how to write reports for the workplace and gather the information you need so that your readers can find the information they require easily. This course will cover the steps to follow in writing a report and understanding why people write them. You will learn about information gathering, editing, and proofreading steps.
  • Assorted computer upgrading courses - Learn basic computer functions, using email in the workplace, best practices for surfing the internet or how to use Microsoft Office software.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on completion of an Intake Assessment. An intake assessment will be emailed to you once your registration is processed.

Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Self Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about how you communicate in different places. At the end of this course you should be able to: understand how different generations communicate, understand key factors in effective communication, feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting, begin to understand how to improve communication skills and identify your current skills and the skills that you need to work on.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Self Exploration: My Dream Career

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: think about what your dream career is, consider what some of your barriers might be and research your dream career.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Self Exploration: My Role Models

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about role models. At the end of this course you should be able to: talk about the qualities of a good role model, explore the qualities you have that would make you a good role model, explore the qualities that you can work on to be a good role model.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know everything you could possibly know about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job postings. You might not be as familiar with the latest tools that can enhance your job search -  Social Media.

Social media is certainly a well-known part of many people's personal lives, but it also is becoming a powerful job search medium.

 

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of Social Media in the Job Search
  • Learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can work for you in the search for employment
  • Experience using these popular social media tools to become more familiar with their functionality

 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process. Learners should have a basic

Spelling Made Simple 1 (Live Class)

This beginner course gets you ready to spell.  Basic spelling rules will be covered - review the alphabet; learn about consonants, double consonants and syllables; learn about short vowel sounds, and short vowel spelling patterns. Learn the 1+1+1 spelling rule.  Learn about root words.  Start learning about word families.  Start a spelling journal.  Helpful spelling websites that contain useful tips for spelling will be provided.  

OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1, A1.1, D.1-D.3
 

Spelling Made Simple 2 (Live Class)

This beginner course gives you more spelling basics. More spelling rules will be covered - review the alphabet and consonant sounds; review syllables; learn about long vowel sounds, and long vowel spelling patterns. Learn about the silent “e” at the end of a word. Learn about vowel blends like EE, EA, AI, OA, OO. Learn about different ways to spelling the “K” sound, and learn about words ending in “C” and “Y” and “O”. Build your vocabulary by learning more about word families. Learn more about starting a spelling journal. More helpful spelling websites that contain useful tips for spelling will be provided.

OALCF LEVEL: B1.2, B2.1, A1.1, D.1-D.3

Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Mechanics of Writing

Register for this writing curriculum is you want to improve your

  • Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
  • Sentence Structure, Paragraph Writing, Essay/Resume Writing
  • Vocabulary and Note-Taking Skills

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Strategies to Learn Science

Register for this curriculum to learn helpful tips and strategies to understand the vocabulary and key concepts of Science as a discipline, and understand the skills needed to perform scientific experiments and research. This curriculum is helpful for those preparing to write the GED Science Test and/or take a Science credit course or write the PLAR Science Test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Surfing the Internet for Beginners (Live Class)

Do you find surfing the internet confusing? Are you hearing terms that aren't familiar to you? Would you like to learn how to access information on the local weather, used cars for sale, health information, etc.? Sign up for this course and we will help you clear up some "internet mysteries".

OALCF LEVEL: D.1-D.2, B1.2; A1.1, A2.1

Technology Fundamentals

This advanced course provides a broad overview of the foundations of modern technology by presenting basic concepts and operational principles using vivid graphics and interactive simulations. It includes courses in Energy and Systems, Mechanics Systems, Fluid Systems, Heat Systems and Electrical Systems.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assess

Understanding and Using Math

Register for this curriculum if you want to work independently to improve your understanding of one or more of the following math topics:

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratios
  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Data Skills

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Understanding Your Learning Styles

We all learn in different ways and understanding our own strengths helps us succeed. This course helps students understand their own personal learning styles. Students will investigate visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic ways of learning and they will develop ways to use their own preferred learning style more effectively.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Recognize different learning styles
  • Discover your own preferred learning style
  • Develop tips for studying, remembering, and learning

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Using Email in the Workplace (Live Class)

Learn how to take your basic e-mail skills to the next level! This course covers how to create and use an e-mail account, basic features of use, and how others interpret your messages. Discover how you can maximize your time when using e-mail and the "dos" and don'ts" of using e-mail in the workplace.

OALCF LEVEL: D.1-D.2. B1.2; A1.1, A2.1

Writing the GED Essay

The Writing the GED Essay short course is for adult learners preparing to write the GED Test, which includes the GED Essay. Learners should have a good understanding of sentence structure and editing prior to taking this course. Learners will be choosing a topic and preparing a full 5 paragraph essay for marking and feedback in this course. Learners may wish to take Moodle course "Telling Your Story: Creative Writing" before starting this course..

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.