Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Fall 2017

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Experiences in Language Arts
Grade Mode:
Credit Value:
Post Secondary



Co-requisite(s) and Concurrent Prerequisite(s):



ECE 6139 Language Arts
and ECED 1001 Language Arts

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

This course provides students with both the theory and practical skills to promote the value of early literacy, to plan language arts activities, and to choose age-appropriate literature for children from birth to eight years of age. Students will explore and practice the skills to promote the link between drama and literacy, as well as demonstrate their own story-telling abilities.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Identify the importance of literacy reflected in four areas: listening, speaking, writing and reading.
2. Locate, examine and apply anti-biased curriculum planning resources to meet the individual and group needs of children.
3. Plan, implement and adapt age and developmentally appropriate language and drama activities
4. Demonstrate the role of the teacher in enhancing children's emerging skills and interests.

Course Content:

Language development milestones birth to 8 years in areas:
listening, speaking, writing, and reading
Appropriate anit-bias materials and equipment to support
Plan, demonstrate, evaluate and adapt developmentally
appropriate literacy activities
Role of the teacher in supporting children's development,
individually and in groups
Curriculum development in all areas of language
Best practice for supporting children's development


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Projects 75%
Tests/Exams 25%

Prior Learning Assessment:

This course is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. If you feel you have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge through life and work experience, you can request an assessment. Contact your program co-ordinator, or the Office of the Registrar.


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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