English First Peoples (EFP) is an exciting addition to the high school curriculum that offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through literature, founded on the First Peoples Principles of Learning.
The courses have been developed in a unique, collaborative way by First Nations educators and the BC Ministry of Education. They are a direct result of the First Nations education jurisdiction agreements reached in BC and FNESC has facilitated the course development from the very beginning.
We encourage parents, teachers and students to ask for English First Peoples Courses to be added to course calendars and to raise awareness that EFP 12 is equivalent to English 12 for BC post-secondary entrance requirements.
Want to offer English First Peoples in your school? For support and tips, contact us.
English First Peoples Teacher Resource Guides, Gr. 10/11 and 12
English First Peoples 10/11 and English First Peoples 12 are unique courses, based on the study of texts representing authentic First Peoples voices and incorporating the First Peoples Principles of Learning in the curriculum content and pedagogy. Compared to standard English courses, they place increased emphasis on the study and command of oral language and on First Peoples oral traditions and recognizes the value of First Peoples worldviews and the importance of culture in language and communications.
English First Peoples 12 is designed to satisfy the grade 12 English Language Arts graduation program requirement in British Columbia and to satisfy the entrance requirements for a full range of post-secondary educational programs.
Did you know that the following BC post-secondary institutes have accepted EFP 12 for their English entrance requirements?
- University College of the Fraser Valley
- University of Northern British Columbia
- Thompson Rivers University
- Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
- University of Victoria
- Simon Fraser University
- UBC Okanagan
- BC Institute of Technology
- North Island College
- Northwest Community College
- Capilano University
- Langara College
- Vancouver Community College
- Okanagan College
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- University of British Columbia
- College of the Rockies
- Camosun College
- Trinity Western
- Vancouver Island University
- Justice Institute of British Columbia
- Douglas College
- Northern Lights College
- College of New Caledonia
The following out-of-province post-secondary institutes have accepted EFP 12 for their English entrance requirements.
- University Calgary