English 30 Calgary South

English 30 South Calgary*

* While this course is primarily designed for 30-1 students, 30-2 students are also welcomed. We provide customized 30-2 learning materials and differentiated instruction, just choose "30-2" when registering.


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Instructor: Stan Janz

Price: $99 prepaid OR $110 pay at the door

Location: Canyon Meadows Hall

Course Schedule (Condensed - 2 classes - Same proven course in less time.)

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Saturday June 9 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Canyon Meadows -  Large Hall Stan Janz
Class 2 Saturday June 16 11:15 am - 5:00 pm Canyon Meadows -  Large Hall Stan Janz
Class 1 will cover Part A and Class 2 will cover Part B of the exam. Take ONLY Part A for $70 prepaid. Take ONLY Part B for $50 prepaid

Topic Timeline

Class Number Topic Covered
Class 1 On day one we'll begin by discussing how to be successful on the written response portion of the English Diploma Exam. Course instructors have marked diplomas for over 20 years and she will help students create a clear and executable outline for success. (And quickly dispel any notion that this exam "cannot be studied for")
Students dive in with a short story, and apply "close reading of a text" in order to model the type of reading necessary for full comprehension. The evening will close with a most crucial element of successful writing - the formation of the thesis statement.
Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific conent will be analyzed here - students will have the chance to gain fresh perspective on works they studied throughout the year)
The day will finish with an examination of past diploma critical essay questions
Class 2 On the final class students will extensively review for Part B of the diploma. Instructors have assembled a comprehensive booklet containing hundreds of exemplar reading comprehension / multiple choice diploma-style questions.
Students will be shown trends in the types of questions to expect and gain valuable practice in examining texts and applying applicable concepts and definitions

Stan Janz
BEd, BA Honours (English) Brandon University
M.A. (English) Acadia University
Calgary Highschool teacher (over 17 years)

Stan Janz was born and raised in Brandon Manitoba. He spent much of his early years playing hockey on outdoor rinks and heavy metal in various garages. He attended Brandon University where he eventually earned a B.A. (Hons) in English and a B.Ed. A.D. After a year spent teaching English in Mitsuke, Niigata, Japan, Stan moved to Calgary where he has worked as a high school English instructor many years. In 2008, Stan was admitted to Acadia University in Wolfville Nova Scotia where he completed his M.A. in English, focusing on the speculative fiction of Philip K. Dick and various filmic interpretations of his novels.

Presently, Stan lives in Calgary where he continues to teach full time play hockey and write music for the theatre and the garage.

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