English First Peoples 12 is a secondary school course that 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.

It is a unique course, 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, English First Peoples 12 places 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.  Throughout the course, there is a focus on themes, issues and topics of importance to First Peoples, as identified by a diverse advisory team.

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Course Recognition

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

English 12 First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (2008)

Free PDF. This document is designed to provide support for teachers of English 12 First Peoples. It has been developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee.

Key Resources

Teacher Resource Guide (free pdf)

Web Resources

Strong Nations has EFP 10/11 books and EFP 12 books available