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 email us to let us know if you need 30-2 materials.


Instructor: Stan Janz

Regular Price: $119 prepaid OR $130 pay at the door
Sign up and prepay for two courses – we’ll take $20 off. Three courses - get $40 off.

Location: Canyon Meadows Hall

Course Schedule

Class Date Location Teacher
Class 1 Saturday June 8 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Large Hall Stan Janz
Class 2 Sunday June 9 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Large Hall Stan Janz
Part B Reading Comp Q&A Sunday June 16 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Canyon Meadows Hall Small Hall Stan Janz

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 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.
Class 2 Class will begin with analysis of examples of successful (and some not so successful) student writing. Next, students will continue the process of writing thesis statements in conjunction with texts they've already seen in class. (Specific content 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
Part B Reading Comp Q&A

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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