The study of English language and literature at Burnaby Mountain sets the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our professional commitment as English Language Arts educators is grounded in the personal belief that literacy is the key to success. Critical thinking, analysis, writing, research, and speaking are essential tools which students need to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving language forms and ever changing media of the 21st century. Learners reflect on contemporary issues that enhance their study of the various literary forms and genres, and upon the cultural diversity of our society. Students have multiple opportunities and means to express themselves and share their ideas. We encourage creativity, imagination, passion and a lifelong love of literature; students are inspired to see that words remain a source of magic.

English Department Members

Ms. M. Brkich (Department Head) English mara.brkich@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. J. Albright English jennifer.albright@sd41.bc.ca
Mr. F. Culbert English fraser.culbert@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. E. Costa English/ELL elise.costa@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. C. Fernandes English christina.fernandes@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. D. Moreno English daphne.moreno@sd41.bc.ca
Mr. D. Zizzari English david.zizzari@sd41.bc.ca

Courses Offered

Grade 8
Grade 9
Grade 10
English 8
English 8 Honours
English 8 Humanities 
English 9
English 9 Honours
English 9 Humanities
English 10
English 10 Honours
English 10 Humanities


Grade 11
Grade 12
Communications 11
English 11
Communications 12
English 12
English 12 First Peoples
Academic Reading and Writing 12
Writing 12
Engligh Literature 12
AP English Lit & Comp 12