The ESL program is designed to provide extra language support for students whose first language is not English.
Students are placed in a regular age-appropriate classroom and follow the regular class routine. During certain periods, English language learners may be withdrawn from the classroom to work in a small group with a specially qualified ESL teacher.
After the initial language assessment has been completed at the Welcome Centre, the ESL teacher will make a recommendation for the student’s education - Home School, or Site School.
Home School The ESL teacher may recommend that the student attend the school closest to the student’s home. If this is the case, the student will receive ESL program delivery as needed by the classroom teacher, and/or occasional support from an Itinerant (travelling) ESL teacher.
The ESL teacher may recommend that the student attend an ESL Site School, where there is a specially trained ESL teacher available for frequent, intensive language support. Bus transportation is provided at no cost to the family.
For more information and to see the list of Site Schools go to the ESL website ->