English enrichment classes at Quills and Quotes help students acheive success.

The Curriculum

What sets us apart?

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."

-Daniel J. Boorstin

Quills and Quotes | Mississauga | Our Curriculum: Multimedia Teaching Approach

Cutting Edge

Quills and Quotes uses a progressive multimedia approach to teaching and learning. 

  • Google Classroom 

  • PowerPoint lectures 

  • TED Talks 

  • Class discussion and group collaboration 

  • Student slide presentations 

  • Quizlet

Quills and Quotes | Ontario | Our Curriculum: Writing Courses for Children to Improve Writing Skills

Writing Skills

Writing a paragraph, essay, or even comprehension response can be intimidating. Quills and Quotes breaks down the writing process so that it is easy. We are the only program with such a comprehensive writing curriculum. Topics taught include

  • Expository essay

  • Persuasive essay

  • Compare and contrast essay

  • Cause and effect essay

  • Research essay

  • Argument essay

  • Descriptive essay

  • Narrative essay

  • Literary analysis

  • Personal response (academic applications)

  • CV and resume composition 

  • Poetry

  • Creative Writing

  • Reading comprehension 

  • Advanced vocabulary building (from the SAT study list)

  • Grammar and Punctuation

Quills and Quotes | Mississauga | Our Curriculum: Public Speaking Courses for Children

Public Speaking

Public speaking is the most valuable skill a student can develop. Many opportunities can open for a student who speaks with confidence and persuasion.

We develop these skills through 

  • Debate

  • Impromptu speeches

  • Prepared speeches

  • Informative speeches

  • Persuasive speeches

  • QUILL Talks (our version of a TED Talk)

  • Mock Interviews

  • Quill's Quest (our version of the Dragon's Den) 

  • Mastering use of facial expression, body language, and gestures

  • Power posing

  • Emulating history's greatest speeches 

Standup and Speak

Quills and Quotes | Oakville | Our Curriculum: Global Thinking

Global Thinking

An English curriculum is an opportunity to teach students to write, think, and speak. Even more, it is an opportunity to learn about our world. The Quills and Quotes curriculum incorporates global thinking through

  • Vocabulary passages based on current events

  • Comprehension questions to encourage research and reading

  • Essay prompts based on global issues

  • Essay samples based on frequent exam topics

  • Critical thinking of political and social issues 

  • Media literacy

 
 
 
 
Oakville and Mississauga Kids go to Quills and Quotes for Afterschool Academic Classes.

What Makes Us Different?

Learning beyond the classroom

  • Engaging lectures with slides, videos, whiteboard teaching and demonstrations

  • 1.5 hours of weekly enriched instruction

  • Detailed feedback for each step of the writing process (brainstorm, outline, draft, revision)

  • Essay editing within a few days of submission

  • Easy teacher accessibility for questions

  • Small student:teacher ratio

  • Highly qualified teachers 

  • Core lessons on essay writing, grammar, punctuation, literary analysis

  • More than 30 essay samples

  • Invaluable writing resources

  • Weekly vocabulary building (from GRE, SAT, and SSAT prep lists) 

  • Weekly reading comprehension exercises

  • On-the-spot feedback for speeches 

  • Lessons on designing and delivering an effective PowerPoint presentation

  • Preparation for higher level applications