Prerequisite: 50% in English 20-2
This program is a continuation of English 20-2. Emphasis is placed on practical communication skills rather than a study of literature. It prepares students for the communication demands of the business world. There is a focus on the business letter, the speech, inquiry skills, non-fiction as well as fiction reading. Students continue with the language arts strands of reading, writing, viewing, listening, speaking, and representing. Critical thinking skills in practical situations are also stressed. A diploma exam is written at the end of the term which comprises 30% of the final mark.