English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Alberta Education provides funding for two types of learners whose first language is not English; those Canadian-born, including First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Francophones, Hutterites, Mennonites, and Canadian-born children of immigrants, and those foreign-born, including recently arrived immigrants, and refugees.

International students whose first language is not English are not eligible for funding support.

A student's status as an ESL learner must be supported by an annual assessment of the his/her proficiency in English. The funding is intended to provide support materials for students learning English as a second language.

 

Where is it located?

Programming is provided in the student's neighbourhood school in the regular classroom by regular education teachers. How students are supported is dependent on the needs of the student, the number of ESL students in the school, and how the school has organized itself to address ESL needs.

How do I access services?

Upon registration, schools are responsible for accessing a student's language proficiency and developing the appropriate program adaptations.

Who can I call for more information?

For more information contact the Learning Services Branch at 403.945.4031.

 

 

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