Course: Communications 12


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COMM 11 or English 11


Communications 12 is intended to help students develop the language competency fundamental to many opportunities in life, including continued learning, employment and social interaction. The curriculum, as prescribed by the BC Ministry of Education, provides students with opportunities to study a broad range of informational and literary works and to practice using language in written, oral, and visual forms for a variety of functions. The curriculum places special emphasis on ensuring that students graduate with strong basic language skills. There will be an emphasis on thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively. Appreciating culture, communicating in the workplace using technology. Creating, understanding and responding to communications, mass media and literary Communications.

Course Topics/Modules

Module 1: Making of the Information

Module 2: Strategies for Writing It All Down

Module 3: Workplace Communication

Module 4: How to Tell Your Story


StartUp Assignment - 5%

Assignments (16) 44%

Online Discussions (5) - 5%

Online Quizzes (2) 6%

Midterm Exam - 20%
(this is a mandatory exam that must be written at VLN)

Final Exam 20% (this is a mandatory exam that must be written at VLN)


*The Provincial Exam is worth 40% of your final mark.


All resources will be provided online.



Teacher Support

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



Prescribed Learning Outcomes

Please see the prescribed learning outcomes at the Ministry of Education website: Communications 11 and 12 (1998)


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 Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.