English Language Learners (ELL)

Every year, the Alberta government requires that all students with an ELL code participate in mandatory benchmark assessments for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. To minimize the disruption of this testing on both students and classroom teachers, we request that all ELL coded students who are enrolled in a full mainstream program attend their grade-specific Passport to Success day in September. Then they can complete the reading comprehension and writing components of this assessment prior to the start of regular classes.



International Students

The 2018-19 school year was a very successful one for the Department of English Language Learning and International Students. More than 52 International Students attended HWW this year from Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Germany, Italy, India, Brazil and Spain. International students saw great improvement in the English language abilities and once students leave our school, they continue to do well in post-secondary institutions.

Learning a second language is challenging and our teachers applaud our international students for their hard work, commitment and positive attitudes. Congratulations to all of our international students for their success in learning and mastering the English language.

  • If you have any questions about International Students, please contact Réka Teleky – International Student Coordinator
  • If you have any questions about English Language Learners, please contact Katherine Martin – Learning Leader for English Language Learners

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