Ukrainian Language Arts
Ukrainian Language Arts 9, 10 and 20 at Archbishop Jordan offers students who have been enrolled in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program the opportunity to continue their studies of the Ukrainian language as well as cultural elements in our Ukrainian Language Arts programs. Post-secondary institutions in Alberta and across Canada accept a Ukrainian Language Arts 20 mark as second-language requirement for admission. However, this mark cannot be used when calculating a grade 12 average.
Students in the Ukrainian language program share their culture with our school community through such activities as writing Easter eggs (pysanky), a Ukrainian collection of books, encyclopaedia and art in the library; the presence of Byzantine rite icons in our chapel as well as the attendance of our Ukrainian rite clergy at religious services throughout the year and Ukrainian artwork in the common area and door signs in Ukrainian for the office, library,chapel and gym.
Students successfully completing the courses are well-prepared to use their language skills in social or business encounters with Ukrainians in Canada and abroad. They are eager to preserve their heritage and culture through the use of language and the celebration of the many traditions they have experienced over the years.
Archbishop Jordan offers a program for students who have successfully completed an Elementary-Junior High French Immersion Program. Instruction in French Language Arts, and Etudes Socials uses an integrated approach wherever possible; consequently, students who wish to pursure their studies in the French Immersion program are asked to register in both French Language Arts and Etudes Socials. This program provides an enriched context where the literature compliments the content taken in Etudes Socials. In addition, Pure Math 10/20/30 are also taught in French for the benefit of the French Immersion students.