Course: Communications 11


Print or Online



English 10


The Communications 11 and 12 is an alternative to English 11 and 12. The focus of this curriculum is to strengthen students' basic skills in comprehending and producing language so that they are able to use language competently to understand and respond to communications in spoken, written, and visual forms. In these courses, students learn to use language appropriate to the situation, audience, and purpose in their lives and in the workplace. Students also explore Canadian and world literature as a way of understanding their literary and multicultural heritage. Communications 11 and 12 is designed for students who do not plan to pursue academic studies beyond Grade 12.


Course Topics/Modules

Module 1 – Information Navigation

Worth 17% of the overall VLN course mark


Assignment 1.1 to 1.3 topics – Giving our ideas structure, Evaluating Information online, Multiculturalism and Mass Media


Module 2 – Communications and Community

Worth 23% of the overall course final grade.


Assignment 2.1 to 2.2 Topics  Effective Interpersonal Communication, Workplace Communication that Works


Module 3 – Storytelling

Worth 15% of the overall course final grade.


Assignment 3.1 to 3.4 Topics:  Sharing Stories, Spinning words, The Power of Language, Giving a poem form


The Communications 11 Print course is graded as follows:

StartUp Assignment 5%
9 Module Assignments  55%
3 Module Exams  40%


Textbook:  Between the Lines ($80 refundable deposit)

CD:  Communicate ( $30 refundable deposit)


$115.00 total refundable deposit

Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person.




Prescribed Learning Outcomes

Please review the Ministry of Education’s Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Comm. 11:


Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher.


Completion Date

Go to our school website and click on Students and then the Enrol tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.